As an 80s kid, Ghostbusters was a big part of my childhood. As a huge fan, I would wait with anticipation to watch the cartoons each week, and playing with the action figures (I owned them all) got me through the commercials. I even had my own ‘proton pack’ with which I rescued our family from many dangerous enemies. In the first movie, the story … Continue reading A Seemingly Harmless Yet Destructive Enemy in the Church: The Whisperer
How to Sharpen Your Concentration for Bible Reading “We live in a distracted age. We sneak frequent glances at our phones and get immersed in things that don’t matter in the long run. This has consequences for our work and family lives. It also wreaks havoc on our Bible reading. When we struggle to pay attention, it makes it difficult for us to read God’s … Continue reading Growing in Grace- Links 6/8
I can hear their whispers and feel the awkward stare, they assume because I cannot see, I must not know or care. They view me as an outcast, my existence, to them, bane I felt their judgment my whole life, and grown numb to the pain. They think it’s something that I’ve done, a consequence of sin, I’m deemed a hopeless sinner, and … Continue reading There’s Healing in His Name
A collection of links from around the web: Your 7 Job Responsibilities as a Church Member Did you know, ordinary church member, that Jesus has given you a job? Your elders have a special office, to be sure, but so do you. And Jesus has given you elders in order to train you to do your job. Ministering to Coworkers A helpful piece on how to engage in … Continue reading Growing in Grace- Links 6/1
Most of us don’t like authority. We don’t like to be told what to do or how to do it. Yet, whether we like it or not, authority is a part of life. We will live and work under authority. We have bosses, shareholders, administrations, etc. to whom we work for. We all answer to someone. For Christians, we believe that the highest authority in … Continue reading Does the Bible Claim to be Authoritative?
Thinking Theologically About Memorial Day “With Memorial Day on Monday (in the U.S.) and, no doubt, a number of patriotic services scheduled for this Sunday, I want to offer a few theses on patriotism and the church.” A Better Version of Noah’s Ark “The famous (or infamous, depending whom you ask) story of Noah and the flood fills Sunday school classes, kids’ books, and Christian … Continue reading Growing in Grace- Links 5/25
They were reclining at the table when they were hit with the shocking news. On the last night with his disciples, Jesus revealed the terrible truth: “One of you will betray me, one who is eating with me” (Mark 14:18). With raised brows and shrugged shoulders, the disciples looked around at each other confused. Who could it be? They were among their closest friends; surely … Continue reading Am I Deceived? Marks of a True Believer
A collection of links you might find helpful or interesting. Click below to read: Are You Ashamed of the Gospel? “These cultural pressures make it seem so difficult to share Jesus with our neighbors and friends and family, even though we believe it to be good news for them. Why is it so hard?” Confessions of a Selfie Saturated Culture “To be clear, anyone who … Continue reading Growing in Grace: Links 5/18
Deep in the heart of man is a yearning, something within us that tells us that there’s more to this universe than what we see. It tells us that we are just a small part on a large stage directed by someone or something else. Some call this invisible force ‘fate.’ Others call it ‘the universe.’ But for many, we call him ‘God.’ But, how … Continue reading How Can We Know Anything About God?
A collection of links to encourage your growth! Click below to read: What the Word of God Says About the Word of God, Book by Book “What God says about his word is a deep, complex, and staggering thing. And each book of the written word testifies to the wonder of his revelation. I decided to take a look, book by book, selecting a representative … Continue reading Growing in Grace- Links 5/11