The Village Blog

Mere Introspection or Godly Reflection?

Author: Brady GoodwinCategory: General

This fall, we spent several weeks in our Recovering Redemption series examining the roots of sin and idolatry and the surpassing hope of the gospel. Through the proclamation of His Word, God saves men and women and begins the work of sanctification in our lives. He helps us to see our sin, empowering us to find freedom from it and to pursue godliness as He conforms us to the image of Christ.

Considering Adoption

Author: The Village ChurchCategory: General, Parenting, Missions

It’s not uncommon to hear a Christian couple say that they’ve “talked about adoption.” There’s a good chance that you, at some point or another, have considered what it might look like for you to adopt a child. There are many of us who “talk about it,” but we may not know how to take it beyond talk.

Individualism is the Enemy in the Fight Against Abortion

Author: Adam LancasterCategory: Culture

We Americans are a warlike people, always ready to take up arms, and the “culture wars” have put us all on high alert. While the urgency surrounding many cultural issues fails to live up to the alarmist rhetoric, abortion is, in fact, an immediate crisis. The fight for the unborn is the good fight. I wonder, however, if we’ve got the true enemy in our sights. There may be a common ...

Recovering Our Humanity

Author: Clint PatronellaCategory: General, Theology

Suffering is common to all human beings and becomes a cord that ties us together. It comes in many different forms, with varying degrees, and slowly but surely chips away at our humanity. William Shakespeare famously wrote: “We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he today that sheds his blood with me Shall be my brother…”

New Year, New Self-Control

Author: Jen WilkinCategory: General, Culture

A new year is upon us, and unless this one is much different from others, our conversations will be laden with talk of fitness goals and holiday diet missteps. The New Year is traditionally a time for resurrecting our self-control, so this is no surprise. But this New Year’s I have a different form of self-discipline in view—one with potentially longer-lasting impact than dropping a dress ...

Making Peace with the Year That's Passed

Author: Anne Lincoln HolibaughCategory: General

The end of the year naturally lends itself to reflection. Lists of best albums, movies, TV moments and significant world events are everywhere, reminding us of the triumphs and tragedies of the year that has passed. For some, this year was one for the record books: new life, love, opportunity, beginnings, provision. For others, the end of this year cannot come fast enough. Loss, sickness, ...

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