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Whosoever Believes

Author: Geoff AshleyCategory: Theology

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16. Hello, my name is Geoff, and I am a Calvinist who loves John 3:16. If that sounds inconsistent or contradictory, then perhaps you have not actually grasped John 3 or Calvinism.

Navigating Media in the Christian Home

Author: Jen WilkinCategory: Parenting

Media has changed so dramatically over the years that knowing how to navigate it for my own kids feels overwhelming. No longer is “screen time” confined to the TV in the living room. Screens are everywhere – they are even in our pockets. The average time American children spend in front of a screen is conservatively pegged at four hours and 41 minutes per day. That’s 33 hours a week. ...

Worshiping in Silence

Author: Beth BroomCategory: Worship & Music

When I think of worship, I naturally think of music, nature, service and the study of Scripture. But there is another kind of worship that is equally pleasing to the Lord. Habakkuk 2:20 says, “But the Lord is in His holy temple; let all the earth be silent before Him.” Scripture teaches us to be silent before the Lord in reverence and holy fear.

My Dad the Cook

Author: Gilbert MontezCategory: General

I grew up watching my dad cook. On Saturday afternoons during college football season, he would ask me, “Are you hungry?” He knew my answer, but he always asked me that. He would then proceed into the kitchen and create a masterpiece with whatever leftovers were in the fridge from the previous week’s meals. It didn’t matter what was available, my dad knew how to create a scrumptious meal ...

A Final Note for Fathers

Author: Matt McCauleyCategory: Parenting

Without looking, what would you expect to find in the final verse of the Old Testament? If you had to guess, whom do you think the Lord would choose to address? What command would He give? What promise would He make? What final words would He echo into the 400 years of silence between the close of the Old Testament and beginning of the New?

The Search for God in Prometheus

Author: David RoarkCategory: Culture

NOTE: Minor Spoilers ahead. Ridley Scott’s new sci-fi blockbuster Prometheus, a prequel to his 1979 Alien, doesn’t offer up the thrills and chills of its predecessor. Though entertaining due to strong performances and grandiose visuals, it fails to achieve the emotional tension of the cult classic because of its sluggish pace and existential focus. But this exploration into human existence ...

Nothing New Under the Sun

Author: Mason KingCategory: Culture

There is nothing new under the sun. Yet there is a time when all things are new, at least once. This promise of the unknown drives us. Our curiosity compels us. We hold “new” as “improved” and “necessary.” This perceived need for discovery is preyed upon by advertisers and marketers, peddlers of endless new options, extorters of the human desire for novelty.

The Place of the Preached Word in Community

Author: Jared MusgroveCategory: General

If preaching matters so much, what are we to do with the sermon in our communities? For far too long we’ve placed preaching and community in separate silos. But clear biblical proclamation must always be connected to and driving gospel-centered community. Believer, the best you have to offer the people in your daily sphere is your own passionate pursuit of God. Biblical preaching serves the ...

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