Category: Staff

Seeing Through Our Filters

Filter: process or assess (items) in order to reject those that are unwanted. "You'll be put through to a secretary whose job it is to filter calls." Whether we realize it or not, most of us constantly apply filters to our interactions as we journey through life. We interpret information based o

Anatomy of a Revival

2 Chronicles 7:13-14: "If I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people, and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray, and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear fr

How Much Thinking Are You Doing?

In a recent book John Piper lamented that today’s Christians do very little thinking. I would like to unpack that with you in this article. I think that he meant that most of us are prone to accept and allow to go unchallenged that which we hear and/or read each day. It requires effort and disci

Don’t Die with Your Music Still in You

There are no average persons reading this blog. Because every one of us has a gift, aspecial talent or ability that God has placed in us. We might say that gift is “your music,” and that’s what I would like to talk about. The Apostle Paul spoke on a number of occasions about gifts. In 1 Corinthi

About Spiritual Integrity

Bill is tired. And not just physically tired—although that too—but mentally, emotionally, morally, and spiritually tired. He is exhausted by the pace of the "me, now, fast," virtual reality, real time, online culture we have created. In fact, we have created a culture which requires more energy tha

Hang on for One More Day…

Do you want to know God intimately and walk with him like Enoch? Would you like to have the faith of Abraham? How about the zeal of Paul? What about the radiant beauty of Esther or the bravery and leadership qualities of Deborah? Do you want to be humble like Mary? Though these heroes of the faith

Fit for the Fight

I’ve always been a big fan of the Navy Seals. From raw recruits the SEAL team members evolve into possibly the most elite fighting force in the world. They train relentlessly, push the limits of physical, mental, and emotional endurance and, in the process, form bonds that last a lifetime. There is

Apologetics – Defending Your Faith

In a poignant scene from the movie Courageous, Nathan gives David an explanation of his faith. He was having a gut-wrenching painful discussion with David, and he was able to pivot to a testimony about God’s justice, mercy, and forgiveness and explain that in God’s eyes we are all sinners, but

Avoiding Burnout

The Christian journey is a lifetime one. The journey is long and has its ups and downs. It requires perseverance, patience, and discipline. The Apostle Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 9:24-27: “Don’t you know that the runners in a stadium all race, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way

Be Careful Where You Pitch Your Tent

Be Careful Where You Pitch Your Tent Be careful where you pitch your tent. If you are careless when deciding where you will pitch your tent, lots of bad things can happen. Rain can cause a flash flood which can wash you and your tent away. You could pitch it on top of an anthill and spend the ni