Posts tagged “Culture”
In a corona world, love like a local
I made the mistake (again) of checking the news today. The headlines (again) were global. “America may be at its most dangerous point.” “Italy…
Blessing #2: Teaching Us Humility
Every time I read the news (which might be a mistake these days), I find another story of a celebrity who tested positive for…
Coronavirus: The marathon you didn’t sign up for
The Corona 5K officially turned into a marathon. I could almost see the finish line of my 14-day, post-Israel self-quarantine when the news dropped….
Two words to avoid
There are two words I suggest we avoid in describing Christianity. The words are liberal and conservative. At face value, a liberal is “marked…
Watch the entire devotional series from this past week, as Pastor James helps us understand how we—oftentimes unknowingly—struggle with modern idols and how we can overcome them. We opened the vault and are bringing you this throwback series that first aired in 2016!
At the Heart of Idolatry
Do you consider yourself a Christian? What does that really mean? Pastor James explains the importance of both our words and actions. We opened the vault and are bringing you this throwback series that first aired in 2016!
Don’t Fight Idolatry Alone
Just because something’s normal doesn’t mean it’s good or right. So how do you know what’s right? Pastor James has a practical tip for you. We opened the vault and are bringing you this throwback series that first aired in 2016!
3 words that will change your corona-year fears
I am writing these words while quarantined. My bedroom has become my new office and our basement card table my new work space. Here…
I’m out of toilet paper. This is ridiculous. I don’t even understand why people are hoarding toilet paper, but now I’m regretting that time…
Leave No One Behind: Even When Church Hurts
Many kids get disconnected from church because they or their parents get hurt by someone at church. The pastor. The church council. A fellow member. Without the right reaction, these sins/hurts can uproot entire families for generations to come. This message is meant to prepare people for the next time church hurts. What do you do? What do you say? When do you go?
Leave No One Behind: Embrace Your Role
Pastors, teachers, church members, godparents, older siblings, friends, aunts/uncles, grandparents, etc. all have a role in training the next generation. Singles and non-parents have a role too because they are people who, like Paul himself, may not produce the next generation, but absolutely want to see them in heaven with Jesus.
3 words that will change your Valentine’s Day (especially if you’re single)
In my almost 40 years on the earth, I’ve experienced the four emotions of Valentine’s Day—loneliness, euphoria, pressure, and apathy. From puberty through my…