We need community. When we don’t have it, we’ll feel an emptiness, a longing, a craving, one that isn’t rooted in discontentment but in our very design. Just like God created us to require oxygen and water and food to live, he’s created us to need one another. It is not good that man should be alone, and it never was. So God made the church. Continue reading We’re Citizens of Heaven, Not Lone Rangers
Perhaps this pandemic is revealing something about us. Perhaps our Christianity has become too preoccupied with the American idols of convenience and safety. Continue reading Church Has Never Been Easy or Safe
Every time we’re tempted to resent the hurt, we can entrust ourselves to God. Each battle against bitterness is an offering of worship to him. Continue reading Following Jesus Through the Other Kind of Church Hurt
A crucial way to help our local churches grow in faithfulness is for us to grow as faithful church members. Here are some questions to gauge how we’re doing. Continue reading Are You A Healthy Church Member?
It’s foolish to believe that we can more effectively live “on mission” by ourselves, because God designed the mission to be accomplished together. Continue reading We’re Sent Together, Not Alone
When we commit ourselves to loving our pastors well, they will be strengthened, we will be sanctified, and the witness of the church will be spread—all for the glory of Christ. Continue reading 4 Ways to Love Your Pastor