Church: An “It” Or A “Them”?

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and signs were being performed through the apostles. Now all the believers were together and held all things in common. They sold their possessions and property and distributed the proceeds to all, […]

A #NeverTrumper Repents On Inauguration Day

There is a great deal of excitement today within my tribe, the evangelicals, over the inauguration of President Trump. Many evangelicals, a significant majority of them in fact, voted to make the businessman/reality TV star/politician the 45th president of the United States. Admittedly, many voted with their nose clenched firmly between their thumb and forefinger. […]

Sit and Savor the Word of God

I have spent the past week sitting in a classroom studying the book of Philippians.  Five days.  9-5 each day. Listening to lectures. Honestly, I didn’t want to take the class. Not because I hate school or because I hate Philippians or because I’m unaware of what a privilege it is to study, but because […]

3 Ways to Keep Christ in Christmas

About two weeks ago it started happening. First one, then another, then a flood. Article after article, listicle after listicle, all written to “keep Christ in Christmas.” Christian leaders, click-baitey bloggers, and Facebook aficionados all lamenting the paganization of the Christmas season. Seven Scriptures to Read at Christmas Five Gifts that Remind Your Kids about […]