God

‘Twas the Night of Christmas

'Twas the night of Christmas, when all through Israel not a prophet was stirring. The priesthood had settled for a long winter’s nap. King Herod was nestled snug in his bed, confident that all of his enemies were dead. Little did they God himself had already come down…

Bible

“Be Still and Know That I Am God” is Bad News

Often this verse is used as a source of encouragement, and it is one of the most “liked” verses in the Bible. I remember hearing this verse often in Bible studies back in college and reading it in a daily devotional. Sadly, though, it has become just another cliché Christian phrase that is repeated in Christian circles.

Jesus Christ

“I Thought Christians Were Stupid Bigots”

It would be tragic to pretend like this real part of my life, my sexuality is less than it is. But Jesus is more precious than even that very deep part of me, because of his great love.

Gospel

“Such Were Some of You”: A Personal Account of the Power of the Gospel

I tried to picture a Jesus who encouraged me to be gay and my heart was made to recognize the blasphemy and idolatry my blind mind would not yet admit. All the while, the true Jesus continued to make intercession to the Father on my behalf.

Arts & Literature

“The Most Reluctant Convert”: Up Close and Personal with C. S. Lewis

Ever wish you could have met C. S. Lewis in person? For your next best opportunity, check out "C. S. Lewis Onstage: The Most Reluctant Convert." 

Church

10 Benefits of Church Small Groups

Small groups should never supplant the church. But they can provide a setting where the church begins to experience the kind of closeness that will characterize the life of the redeemed in the age to come. 

Arts & Literature

10 Books Every Woman in the Church Should Read

Here are ten of the best books I’ve read by women in the church that I think every woman (and man, for that matter) in the church should read. 

Sexuality

10 Challenging Truths about Sex and the Bible

The Bible defies many of the assumptions of modern culture about sex, love, and marriage. Sadly, the church has even absorbed some beliefs from culture rather than Scripture. For the sake of clarity, here are 10 challenging truths the Bible teaches about sex and the Bible. 1. Sex is not essential for a flourishing life. The […]

Bible

10 People in the Bible Who Remembered to Thank God

Miriam, the older sister of Moses and Aaron, gave thanks to God while playing her tambourine and dancing with joy...

Life

10 Practical Tips for Helping Hurting People

Sometimes it's hard to find the right words when someone you care about is going through a life crisis. Still, there are plenty of ways you can be supportive in painful circumstances.