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Why Do We Have Denominations?

Let's assume that God is good and still directing what happens to His church. Why then would he allow denominations? Because denominations provide the best way for the church to reach the world. ...

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2014: A Year in Review

2014 was a year of growth, goodbyes, new ministries, and consistency. God has given us every reason to look forward to next year. ...

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Failure is Always an Option

When you set out to correct a besetting sin you will fail, often. The key is to keep getting up, keep asking for Jesus forgiveness, and keep trying. Some people feel so much guilt with each failure, they are tempted to give up completely. The only way to fail is to quit trying. ...

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For a Tradition I Recommend Santa Claus

Many people want to celebrate a family tradition around Christmas. I recommend Santa Claus; he gives presents and makes everyone happy. Whatever you do, please do not mistake the incarnation of the Son of God as a mere tradition. If the incarnation is true, then it challenges and changes your entire life. I encourage you to examine the incarnation and either reject it or b...

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A Short Case for Infant Baptism

Infant baptism is a hot theological topic that often divides Christians. To get past the rhetoric and misconceptions, let's look at what the Presbyterian theology of infant baptism actually is. ...

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A Prayer for Christian Parents

A prayer for the christian parents of a newborn child. ...

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Misinformation

We fly to misinformation like moths to a flame. If a new idea or product appears to make the world simpler, we want it. Finding out the truth is too hard and too scary. ...

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My No Good, Rotten, Awful, Week

The truths of the gospel do not shield us from the harsh truths of the broken world we live in. However, they do give us a framework for accepting them and grieving them while maintaining our hope. ...

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The Power of Love to Change You

Do you know what it feels like to be loved? Do you really trust yourself to someone that you know loves you? If you do, then you know love has power. It has the power to change you. You may not understand it, but you know it is there. That is the power that allows the Christian to live in freedom without fear and without pursuing sin. ...

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5 Things a Depressed Person Wants You to Know

A friend helped me put this list together. A non-depressed person does not understand what depression feels like, so it can be very hard to help. Sometimes when we try to help we only make matters worse. Here are a few tips to help you love someone struggling with depression or anxiety. ...

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