What is the Mission of the Church Today?

What is the Mission of the Church Today?

What is the mission of the Church today? Has the pandemic caused it to shift? Is our concern over lapsed membership due to the pandemic quickly eclipsing our priority to reach the lost? I’ve spent the summer reading through the gospels, wanting to understand how Jesus...
How To Deal With Shame

How To Deal With Shame

The Bible is full of stories that deal with shame. Think Adam and Eve. David killing Uriah. Joseph’s brothers selling him into slavery. The list goes on and on. Shame is a part of our shared human condition so it’s really no surprise that God would have a lot to say...
How Do We Return to Normal After Pandemic?

How Do We Return to Normal After Pandemic?

Everywhere we turn the desire is palpable—we want to return to normal after pandemic life. We’ve struggled through sixteen long months living under the restrictions and suffering of a pandemic, and we simply want to resume our normal lives. We have been in exile for...
Sharing the Good News

Sharing the Good News

Good news is hard to keep to ourselves. When an exciting event happens in our life or we meet someone extraordinary, we can’t wait to tell everyone about it. We celebrate it and share photos with the world on social media. The better the news, the greater our desire...
Ancient Words to Help Us Stop Worrying

Ancient Words to Help Us Stop Worrying

So much to worry about This past year has offered us plenty to worry about. The threat of COVID-19 has moved in closer as friends and family members have fallen ill, and in some cases lost their lives, to this strange new virus. The pandemic has interrupted our...