Recently Added Blog Entries

May 9

Making the Faith Your Own is Not Making Up Your Own Faith by Benjamin Vrbicek

There are secret things, and there are revealed things, but the faith once for all delivered is not a secret thing.

May 9

Reset: How to Live a Grace-Paced Life in a Burnout Culture by Michael Nelson

Finding a consistent pace between too slow and too fast is vital for endurance, not only for an athlete but for a Christian as well.

May 9

5 Things I Hope are True of Me When I Retire by Jared Sparks

As I think about a future "retirement" from formal ministry, there are five things I hope are true about me at that time.

May 8

4 Reasons the Wilderness is Not a Waste by Dustin Crowe

God knows our idols will ultimately disappoint us and leave us empty, so He gets us alone into the wilderness to win our affections back.

May 8

It’s Not Our Job to “Finish” the Missionary Task by Matt Bennett

Training a new believer to do a single (very important) task is not the same thing as making a disciple.

May 7

God Does Wonders With Average People by Thor Madsen

Here's one lesson taught through education: it is okay to be dim in the sunlight. We need our heroes, but any of us can please God and be used significantly by him even with average abilities.

May 7

Humble Confidence, Not Self-Love by David Prince

The love of the cross rescues us from an idolatrous love of self. This gospel rescue doesn’t destroy personal confidence; it is the only true ground of it.

May 6

Porn is Not Ultimately About Sex by Jared C. Wilson

Until we understand that the gospel is the doorway into freedom from sin, even our religious efforts will simply be rearranging idols.

May 6

Looking Back on Easter

Methods Matter in Both Outreach and Criticism

We can critique so often and in such ways that we also hurt the cause.

May 6

Links For The Church (5/6) by Staff

This week's links include resources on pastors resting, emotionally healthy leaders, the dangers of media, if God can suffer, and praying with expectation.