I have become aware of the incredible work the organization does around the world–much more, it turns out, than distributing bar soap and a soccer ball at Christmas time. Continue reading Operation Christmas Child: More than Shoeboxes
When you sing “I’m so glad I’m a part of the family of God,” do you imagine your local congregation, or do you picture the Global Church – the Bride of Christ? Continue reading The Church as a Family?
Are spiritual gifts just Meyers-Briggs personalities dressed in sheep’s clothing? Maybe not. Continue reading Spiritual Gifts
Never before have I been so quickly offended by a book. Continue reading Letters to the Church
I’ve never found a Bible verse or passage that read “Thou shalt visit the elderly,” followed by a list of how and why, in order to convince you. And yet I doubt that any of us would question the value of doing such a thing. Continue reading Gray Hairs and Great-Uncles
Church is not an event that takes place on Sunday mornings, rather, the church is a body. Continue reading Jesus but not the Church?
Whether you live in an apartment complex, or surrounded by cows and squirrels, we have something in common: neighbors. Continue reading The Gospel Next Door
Unless we change our hearts, our actions will never completely change. Continue reading Book Review: How People Change
We cannot be both a consumer-driven and gospel-centered believer. The one excludes the other. Either you complain, avoid, and dread service or you follow Christ’s example of selfless love. Continue reading I-Centered Christianity
Brimming with Scripture, personal stories, and good writing, this book is a poetic primer on a concept she names “radically ordinary hospitality.” Continue reading Book Review: The Gospel Comes with a House Key