When we are broken and humbled, acts of kindness convey God’s care in ways that spark and refresh our sense of being called to serve God.
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He tried to say at the end that creation, like salvation, is all about grace, but it seems to me that environmental sermons are a bit fluffy and sermons instead should be about the gospel of the saving grace of Jesus
There seem to be only three persons absolutely necessary to make a marriage a Christian marriage: the man, the woman, and God.
One of the reasons the “attractional church model” is being questioned today is the realization that it often produces consumers more than it makes disciples.
Reasons for busyness vary from family to family, but one reason is we don’t want to miss out on anything.
You cannot resolve the conflicts within your parents’ marriage that are highlighted by these political differences.
Experts can usually tell when something has been manipulated, but what about the rest of us?
Many of my students ask whether you can have a calling if you do not believe in God.
Is it smart to give money outright like this to young people with no directions?
There’s a certain spirituality that adorned our council rooms in the past, and that’s what might be oozing away.
A church denomination intent on family unity has a chance of finding a way to remain united.
The Bible says God hates “lying lips,” but there are also stories, such as Rahab helping the Israelite spies, where lying seems to be a good thing. So is lying sometimes okay?
When broken people come to churches, they are looking for people who have walked in their shoes. They are seeking a community that becomes a safe place.
Faith questions are and should be asked as teens start to make faith their own.
My kid threw a fit when she saw the photos I had posted of her online. I think she’s overreacting, but what do you think?
One of the quickest and easiest ways to fill a void in our lives is to buy something, and our mind convinces us for a moment that this will cure our ills.
Everything Christians do for the Lord has significance not only for this life, but for the life to come.
The author of Genesis had no intention of giving us a 21st-century, scientifically precise account of how God created all things.
Each individual has a unique genetic makeup, social history, and personality, and each teen will navigate this identity crisis in his or her own way.
“Righteousness” is another word for “justice,” which can be understood to mean something like “treating each person, thing, or situation rightly or correctly.”
It takes a delicate balance to identify what helps children to worship and what disrupts worship.
As a Reformed Christian, I believe God cares deeply about how we steward the Earth as faithful people of God.
The deacons say that most people are paying electronically. I’ve even heard of churches that allow people to swipe a credit card in the service. Isn’t this undermining the worshipful nature of the offering?
During retirement we are called to discern the varied ways our new status can become an opportunity to be of service to others—our children, grandchildren, siblings, parents, churches, and wider communities.