As Christians in America, we have two choices: to address this issue primarily as Christians, or primarily as Americans. Since being a follower of Christ should always be our primary identity and allegiance, this blog will address what God says about immigrants and how that should inform our opinions and actions.
70% of Americans would identify as some version of Christian and most countries would identify us as a “Christian nation.” Yet, if you were to ask 10 people on the street the simple question, “What is a Christian?” you may end with 10 very different responses.
The legalization of marijuana has taken away the stigma, and many Christians today are encouraged to view it as a completely valid recreational activity. Many, however, remain in confusion. Is marijuana a non-issue for Christians? Should Christians recreationally use marijuana and cannabis?
Year after year we see newly believing students graduate college and head to a new city for a new job looking for a church to attend. Here are some things to consider when looking for a new church.
There is a big difference between planting a church and planting a church-planting church. Around year three, new church plants must ask themselves this question: Will we play it safe and grow bigger, hoarding leaders and resources to ourselves while clinging to the comforts of addition? Or will we release control, send our very best people away and continually embrace the thrill of multiplication?
Here are 10 things you should know about Generation Z if you want to impact the current generation of college students.
As we travel, as we drive, as we carve out afternoons in the sun, let us commit to growing in knowledge and truth together as a church.
Through Scripture we can see three major attributes of women that reflect God; one might even say they are the essence of womanhood. A godly woman embraces her femininity by affirming, nurturing, and receiving; this leads to the flourishing of the Church.
I, as a man, need to put to death my selfishness and grow in self-sacrifice for the flourishing of others, regardless of the benefit or lack thereof for myself.
Giving up your body is a self-erasing experience, and through it I experienced Jesus in a new way.
How do we handle well-meaning Christians who oppose God’s leading? My decision began to expose the reality that I wasn’t on the same track as many of the people who had considerable influence over my life.
God’s will dominates collegiate ministry conversations. And if we’re not careful, these empty phrases dominate as well. Why do we run to quick answers when it comes to God’s will?
Life after college is not the destination because one has only just finished the initial preparation – a majority of one’s years still lie ahead.
If you have the opportunity to raise support, or are invited to support the ministry of someone else, I challenge you to think beyond the transfer of funds and see the larger opportunity God has given you. It’s not a “necessary evil,” it’s a discipleship opportunity.
Clearly, Jesus is saying the reasons that many people are at college - to get a degree in order to get money, personal success, and a positive public reputation - are ultimately a waste of a life because they are not in submission to God. But is pursuing an education bad? Is there a way to honor God with our education?
We long to see resurrection power fuel a movement to plant churches in college towns.
Last year I explained Good Friday to my 3 year old. When I got to the part of Jesus being nailed to the cross Harper yelled out, as if she had a great idea, “DAD, DAD, WHY DOESN’T JESUS USE HIS POWER? WHY DOESN’T HE USE HIS POWER?”
Even though there are many stories of deities in other religions being killed and brought back to life, the story of Christ’s death and resurrection is uniquely different.
God is advancing His Kingdom all throughout the Earth, and we must choose to closely align ourselves and our purposes with the mission of God.
Paul’s message is the key to true disciple-making: get out of the way.