Despite the fact that we sit under outstanding preaching each week at The Village, our lead teaching pastor reminds us consistently that the monthly prayer meeting is the most important time in the life of our church. But what makes this statement true? How can a prayer meeting be more important than preaching?
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If you have grown up in the Church, you may have heard conflicting messages about anger. You may have been taught that it is wrong and sinful to be angry, only to read about Jesus turning tables over in the temple and beating people with a whip. So, what’s the story on anger?
They say to always read the fine print. To be honest, I rarely do. And if you’re anything like me, you can’t even begin to count the number of times you’ve signed up for something after checking a box or agreeing to 1,000 pages of terms, conditions and legal mumbo jumbo. Ain’t nobody got time for that! I’ve got some tweets to tweet, pics to post, ideas to pin and videos to vine.
A question I’m often asked about Recovery Groups at The Village is, “What’s the difference between Support and Steps?” My hope for this post is to address some of the distinctions and differences between these two types of Recovery Groups.
When I graduated college and started looking for gainful employment, I quickly realized that old adage was true: “It’s not what you know; it’s who you know.” My achievement-loving heart had a very hard time coming to terms with this realization. I was convinced that we lived in a meritocracy and the things I’d done and studied were my ticket through life, but there I was: in a city ...
In January of 2012, I sat down with a group of worship pastors over dinner, and we told stories of moments where our hearts wanted to say or sing one thing but our lips delivered a different message—we committed worship heresy.
Natasha Trethewey may be the poet laureate of the U.S., but the unofficial poet laureate of the masses is hip-hop artist Jay-Z. More so than any other performer, Jay-Z carries a cultural weight that can move mountains of fashion, hip-hop and showmanship. His newest album release is Magna Carta Holy Grail.
There is a certain level of insanity to all sin. It is easier to see in some places than others, but it touches all of us. The addict gives a clear picture of sin’s insanity. Addiction leaves family and friends scratching their heads, searching for answers. At the behavioral level, secularists and Christians agree it is difficult to make sense of: Why would a person choose over and over again ...