A jar of honey is the result of thousands of forager bees, drones, builders, guards, and nurses toiling for the queen and her honeycomb kingdom. Christians also labor together to produce a sweet gospel harvest. Here are seven ways God has gifted believers to serve the body of Christ.Read More
I brought my own picture and experiences of friendship into the church. While I have a few close friends, I often feel alone. How can Christians let go of lofty views of friendship and replace them with realistic views that use the gospel as our compass?Read More
How we treat someone at church, whether they’re a visitor or longtime member, may affect their involvement and their decision to continue attending. Here are some practical ways to share the love of Christ with people at your church.Read More
Growing through grieving is not something any of us want to do, but God is at work even in the great pain of death to help his children mature in their walk with him. During the last months of my dad’s life, I learned some things about our Father in heaven and his plan for us that I didn’t know before.Read More
In order to create meaningful fellowship, we must be obedient to Jesus’ command to give of ourselves for the good of one another (John 15:12-13). Here are some ways to participate in, contribute to, and receive from meaningful fellowship with our brothers and sisters in Christ.Read More
Widows today often have greater financial resources at hand than widows in the early church had—they have insurance policies, retirement savings, and the like. Yet, caring for widows is not merely about financial support. Here’s why it is vitally important for the body of Christ to help and support widows and widowers as they adjust to life without their spouse by their side.Read More
To quote Billy Joel, Millennials “didn’t start the fire,” as it were, but they have added to it. Millennial suspicion of the visible church is a part of the pattern of suspicion of existing institutions generally. Why should Millennials (and everyone else) value the visible church?
If you’ve been around Christian sportsman circles, especially online, you will most likely admit to seeing, and possibly confess to sharing, some of these clichés. They have the best of intentions, I’m sure, but wow! Some of them just need to be put out to pasture!Read More