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
Within the first several centuries after Christ, there was a thriving church in North Africa. It was the home of influential church fathers like Origen, Tertullian, and Augustine. Today, it’s a completely different story… Continue reading How Will They Hear Unless We Speak Their Language?
If we are the body of Christ on earth, should His hands be clutching expensive coffee drinks? Should His feet spend their time dangling into cool blue water? Should His mouths selfishly devour excessive amounts of food? Continue reading Does God Want Us to Have Fun?
A few weeks ago I was surprised to learn that, according to a new study, divorce rates are steadily declining. Why? It seems that our generation has a different perspective on marriage than previous generations. Continue reading Marriage and Millenials
Should we spurn Valentine’s Day and shield ourselves from all things romantic? Should I spend February 14 locked away in my closet with my Bible? Continue reading Caution: Conversation Hearts Ahead
The surging crowds and waving banners will quickly die away. But a Christ-centered unity is the only common ground that will stand the test of time. Continue reading Two Keys to True Unity
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
Can a God who allows tragedy really be trusted and loved without fear? Continue reading Love is a Risk
We wage war by a different method, and our weapons are words of truth and love in action. Continue reading Nonresistant Love
I saw them in Grandma’s kitchen long before I remember seeing them in the aisles at Walmart – red, heart-shaped boxes. Grandma’s boxes, high up on the shelf, were the largest I’d ever seen. Decorated with silk flowers, ribbons, and … Continue reading A Love That Lasts