Invited

Don’t you love getting mail? Not junk mail that we toss in the trash, but a genuine letter or card that someone bought or made, wrote a note in, addressed in their own hand and put a stamp on. We love it, right? They may be few and far between, but that’s what makes them so special. What about an …

Discipleship and the Local Church

Discipleship. What comes to your mind when you think of this word? The need for a discipleship program in your church or hometown? A picture of Jesus wowing the first disciples with miracles, or mesmerizing them with His words? Hopeless confusion as to what Jesus really meant by the Great Commission? Bitter cynicism as result of good intentions gone south? …

What’s in a Name? Why You Shouldn’t Skip the Geneologies

When I’m reading the Bible, I find it really easy to “skim” through certain parts. Or skip them all together.  Some of the laws are just plain hard to get through (for example, most of Leviticus).  It’s pretty easy to skip through the prophecies as well; it can feel like reading a history textbook. It is especially easy to skip through genealogies…so …

4 Secrets of Contentment

I recently stumbled upon an article claiming to expose the “7 Secrets of Super Healthy People”… or something like that. I want to be healthy. I want to know secrets. I was hooked. After browsing the article, I kept scrolling, a bit disappointed that every “secret” I had unlocked could probably have been found in a 6th grade health textbook. …

Learning to Love God's Word

I love coffee. Like… really love. We’re talking borderline coffee snob, here.  If you ever visit my apartment, this fact will go without saying. You’d probably notice the constant collections of mugs in the kitchen sink and shelves full of brewing equipment. The electric pot, the kettle, the Aeropress, the French press, the Chemex, the filters, the burr grinder, the beans…what …