Waiting on God – An Advent Practice

Waiting on God - An Advent Practice

I used to believe the month of December lasted longer than all the other months put together. I was hard-wired to look forward to Christmas Day as a child. The waiting was nearly impossible. Waiting is never easy. It doesn’t matter whether you’re waiting for Christmas, a baby to arrive, or medical results, time slows … Read more

How to see where your Story and God’s Story Entwine

Story

I love stories. Stories have the power to capture our hearts and give voice to our feelings. They help us understand our own lives. Who doesn’t love a good story? God weaves his story into ours. Or more accurately, our stories are woven into God’s. God leaves his fingerprint on the lives of followers of … Read more

Top Advice from Missional Leaders on Disciplemaking Part 2

God is on a mission. He is at work redeeming the world. The story begins with God’s perfect creation, but marred by human sinfulness, he begins his redemptive process. But he invites us to join him on his mission. Jesus put it this way, “Go, and make disciples.” To be a follower of Jesus is … Read more

Top Advice from Missional Leaders on Disciplemaking Part 1

God is on a mission. He is at work redeeming the world. The story begins with God’s perfect creation, but marred by human sinfulness, he begins his redemptive process. But he invites us to join him on his mission. Jesus put it this way, “Go, and make disciples.” To be a follower of Jesus is … Read more

Why you can have confidence in Jesus’ resurrection.

The death and resurrection of Jesus is critical to the Christian faith. It’s not hard to believe Jesus died, after all, death is the intended result of crucifixion. But it is harder to believe in Jesus’ resurrection. People don’t usually come back to life. But does this mean it didn’t occur? People have come up … Read more

What is the Biggest Barrier Jesus Followers Face in having an Everyday Faith?

Following Jesus in an everyday way is tough at times. We experience doubts and questions. We face difficult moral choices. And we strive to fit in with our culture. How do we find time to pursue a vibrant relationship with God when there is so much that demands our attention? And what about when it … Read more