Mother’s Day provides an opportunity to say thank you to our mothers and those who have been mothers to us. Like so many others, my life has been marked by the mothers in it—my biological mother, my two stepmothers, my adopted mother, my mother-in-law, a few key spiritual mothers, and the mother of my daughter. … Continue reading Lessons from My Mothers
It will soon be Good Friday! Good Friday is the day we remember and rejoice in the death of Christ on the cross for our sins. We can celebrate Good Friday because, in the words of S. M. Lockridge, “Sunday is coming!” 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 summarizes the gospel in this way: “For I delivered to … Continue reading Parenting in Light of the Resurrection: 3 Truths to Reflect on this Easter
I like coffee. I like reading. I like drinking coffee while reading. I like drinking coffee while reading things that stir my heart and mind to delight in, declare, and display the gospel in all of life. Each Saturday, I will be posting three links that aim to do just that. Perhaps as you enjoy your Saturday … Continue reading Coffee Reading: Links that Stir Your Heart and Mind (3/18)
“Christianity demands that we have enough compassion to learn the questions of our generation.” – Francis Schaeffer Do you hear what Schaeffer is saying? Our witness and discipleship requires that we understand the questions our generation is asking. To understand these questions, we must listen. However, Schaeffer puts his finger on our problem, which is … Continue reading Listen Up: A Needed Skill for Evangelism and Discipleship
If what the Bible says about homosexuality is clear, we must also see that it should not stand alone as all that it says to the homosexual. It must be heard within the broader message of God's Word about God's good design for humanity and the good news of Jesus Christ.
What the Bible says about homosexuality must be heard in light of the good news of Jesus Christ. (See also Part 1 and Part 2) Even more foundational than the goodness of God’s design for humanity, what the Bible says about homosexuality must be heard in light of the good news of Jesus Christ. We … Continue reading What Does the Bible Say About Homosexuality? – Part 3
As I serve students–all the way from middle school to college–I am more convinced than ever of our need to return to God's Word and to see what it says about homosexuality.
For many, 2016 is a year to forget! We saw the passing of many greats in their fields. We saw one of the most divisive elections of recent memory. We saw terror attacks unfold in our own nation and across the globe. We saw violence and injustice erupt in our cities and streets. Not to … Continue reading Don’t Lose Heart: Four Reasons to Serve with Confidence in 2017
Make disciples. That is what Jesus has called the church to do. As parents, he has entrusted you with children to raise and nurture in the gospel. Because of these two realities, healthy student ministries aim to partner with parents to make disciples of the next generation. Disciple-making should be the lens through which student ministries plan and evaluate … Continue reading Making Disciples at Home