An Ancient Story Brings Present Joy

Sep 26, 2018|

The ancient story of the gospel is the key to present and future joy and significance. How so? Here's an explanation from pastor and author Jonathan Parnell.

Gen-Z (The Next Generation)

Sep 5, 2018|

Millennials aren't the youngest generation anymore - Gen-Z is. Learn some general facts about the Gen-Z generation so you can best engage them with the truths of the gospel.

Can a Christian Do Yoga Exercises?

Aug 29, 2018|

Can a Christian do yoga exercises? This is not a simple yes or no answer. However, a brief consideration of Paul's words in 1 Corinthian 10:23-30 can lead you in the right direction.

Engage Media Like a Christian

Aug 22, 2018|

For Christians, it’s not a matter of, “Should I engage media or not?” but, “How do I go about engaging media in a Christlike way?” Here are two practical disciplines you can practice helping you think more critically and biblically before engaging media.

The Story of the Bible (in one really long sentence)

Aug 15, 2018|

What is the story of the Bible? Even though it’s written by many authors with many genres over many years, it’s still one unified story. So, what would be the Bible’s one-sentence synopsis on Netflix? Here's our humble attempt at explaining the story of the Bible in one really long sentence.

A Massive Issue that Non-Christians have with Professing Christians

Aug 1, 2018|

I would suspect that a reason why people leave or reject Christianity is because of how they perceive it playing out in real life. They see a lot of professing “Christians" doing very unchristian things. Who would want to remain in or join a group of people who constantly contradict their beliefs with their actions?

How to Start a Biblical Friendship

Jul 25, 2018|

You start biblical friendships by wanting Jesus and wanting friends to want and gain Jesus, and then by being awkwardly intentional. I believe that if we saw more Christians being serious about biblical friendships, then there would be less lonely people in our gatherings.

“Jesus Said What?” A Look at John 14:13-14

Jul 18, 2018|

“Jesus said what? That can’t be right.” At first glance and without context, John 14:13-14 sounds like the ticket to all the happiness in the world! Yet, this ticket is quickly crumbled up and thrown on the ground when it seemingly proves untrue. However, upon reading it in its context we will find that it’s absolutely true and quite exciting.

5 Proofs that the Gospel Strengthens You

Jul 11, 2018|

What do we do when we feel weak and powerless? When you’re feeling weak, anxious, discouraged, and powerless, first pray, and then preach the gospel to yourself. So, here are 5 proofs that the gospel strengthens you.

What Does a Christian Look Like? (Part 1)

Jul 4, 2018|

What does a genuine Christian look like? I believe a great image of a Christian is seen and described by the beatitudes. Before Jesus begins his famous “Sermon on the Mount,” he gives eight statements (called the beatitudes) in the form of blessings that his disciples are to follow and test themselves against.