Cornerstone

July 11, 2017

Walking with God

“Like the best loving relationships, a vibrant walk with God involves deep listening, open speaking, and deliberate change.”

June 26, 2017

Learning to Pray

“Prayer is the outflow of a relationship with God.”

August 6, 2017

Godly Rest

Exploring what the Bible has to say about true rest.

July 19, 2017

Means of Grace for Mindful Warfare

“The trajectory of our thoughts have an effect not just on our mood, but on our physical brain and immaterial soul.”

June 19, 2017

Replacing Hypocrisy

“God isn’t just interested in what you do. He’s interested in why you do it.”

June 14, 2017

Social Media: The Thumb is a Fire

“Social media was not created to be used for your own desires or passions, it exists for the spread of the glory of God!”

July 11, 2017

Walking with God

“Like the best loving relationships, a vibrant walk with God involves deep listening, open speaking, and deliberate change.”

June 8, 2017

Walking the Christian Life

“Without clarity on the basics of the Christian life—the things that all Christians are called to do—you will either be paralyzed with insecurity (‘Am I doing enough?’), weighed down with discouragement (‘I’m not doing enough’), or confused and apathetic (‘Who knows if I’m doing enough?’).”

February 6, 2017

Imago Dei: The Poor

“God has a profound heart for the poor and the marginalized, and if we are going to follow Him as our Lord and Savior, we must reflect that same heart.”

September 15, 2016

God and Money, Part 4

True Contentment

“In Christ, not only do we have everything we could ever need, but we are given freedom from the desire to be rich, we are given freedom from the love of money, and we are empowered to truly be content.”

August 13, 2017

Understanding Corporate Worship

Seeking to understand and appreciate corporate worship.

April 24, 2017

The Easy Burden of Following Jesus

“The yoke of this world is an unrelenting task master, but the yoke of Christ is different.”

June 12, 2017

Replacing Revenge

“In any situation, the Christian response is love.”

April 11, 2017

The Passion of Jesus

“He who is forgiven much loves much, and so when we focus in on the sufferings of Jesus, we see how costly it was for Jesus to forgive our sins, and we find our love growing and growing because of his payment.”

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June 12, 2017

Replacing Revenge

“In any situation, the Christian response is love.”

February 27, 2017

Discipleship: Walking in the World

“Being a Christian means walking in the world: enjoying close relationships with Christians, enjoying close relationships with non-Christians, and pursuing your roles and responsibilities in love.”

June 8, 2017

Walking the Christian Life

“Without clarity on the basics of the Christian life—the things that all Christians are called to do—you will either be paralyzed with insecurity (‘Am I doing enough?’), weighed down with discouragement (‘I’m not doing enough’), or confused and apathetic (‘Who knows if I’m doing enough?’).”

February 14, 2017

Discipleship: Walking the Christian Life

“How do we see the forest, not just the trees, of the Christian life?”

June 6, 2017

Replacing Deceit

“Instead of looking for loopholes (i.e. how “close to the line” we can get), because of the work of Christ to redeem us we should be people of integrity who live above reproach for the glory of God.”

December 29, 2016

The Emperor’s New Clothing

"Jesus gives us clothes of salvation and righteousness that we can't earn, can't buy, and can't find here on the earth."

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May 25, 2017

Thoughts from My Mother’s Deathbed

“All I could do was beg God not to let her die, to give us more time with her, at least one more Mother’s Day together with her. I have never felt so helpless in all my life.”

March 23, 2017

The Hope That is in You

“I am convinced it is the Holy Spirit at work in my heart. Lately, he whispers, ‘Always be prepared to give a reason for the hope that is in you.’”

May 22, 2017

Replacing Anger

“In anger we strip away a person’s true identity and reform them into a simplistic caricature in our minds.”

April 11, 2017

The Passion of Jesus

“He who is forgiven much loves much, and so when we focus in on the sufferings of Jesus, we see how costly it was for Jesus to forgive our sins, and we find our love growing and growing because of his payment.”

April 11, 2017

The Passion of Jesus

“He who is forgiven much loves much, and so when we focus in on the sufferings of Jesus, we see how costly it was for Jesus to forgive our sins, and we find our love growing and growing because of his payment.”

March 23, 2017

The Hope That is in You

“I am convinced it is the Holy Spirit at work in my heart. Lately, he whispers, ‘Always be prepared to give a reason for the hope that is in you.’”

April 5, 2017

Why I Couldn’t Get Baptized

“I closed the door to my room, sat down on my bed and asked God, ‘What more do I have to do in order to be baptized?’”

September 21, 2016

The Good Work of Women, Part 5

Work When There is No Choice

“When your vocational choices are limited by finances, it can feel like you are trapped, hopeless, enslaved. But God promises you a secure future with him that even the deepest pangs of this world cannot touch.”

March 8, 2017

The Ministry of Questions

“In a time where people seem to be pressing more vehemently than ever to make their thoughts, beliefs, and frustrations known, we have a tremendous opportunity to demonstrate Christ’s love by humbly asking questions...”

November 15, 2016

The Gray Areas and Our History

“Our evangelical history—especially our recent history, over the last century—has often shaped the way we treat our Bible, and the way we over- or under-react [to gray areas] in our Christian lives. What if the ways we are reading our Bible are affected by our history and we have no idea?”

December 16, 2016

Gathering With Family

"For some, gathering with family is the best part of Christmas. For others, it’s the most difficult. But why do we do it? Why not take the money and the time off and take a vacation? Why make the effort of traveling on some of the busiest travel days of the year?"

December 8, 2016

Do Not Grumble!

“When we complain we reject and overlook the love that God gives us constantly in our lives. When life is hard, instead of complaining we ought to find our refuge in Him. The Lord meets us in our distress, and instead of complaining we must lavish ourselves in His love.”