We’ve all done it. We shuffle down a row of chairs and, just before we arrive at a person, we stop one chair short. We leave an empty seat between us and the other person, secretly hoping an usher won’t ask us to “scoot in.” What does that empty seat say? Why are we compelled to leave that “safe seat” between us and others?
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I just marked the 10-year anniversary of my 21st birthday. It’s shocking how fast that decade flew past me— 21 feels like a long weekend ago. Convinced more than ever that time flies, I started thinking about what I might say if I had the chance to sit down with me 10 years ago. Four thoughts came to mind.
For many of us, the idea of confronting our own sin or the sins of another is difficult. For some, it is even terrifying.
What is the role of God’s law in our lives? What does it do? What does it not do?
We’re called to be disciples and make disciples, but this call often feels overwhelming. Yet discipleship doesn’t have to feel this way. Our tendency is to overcomplicate it and think of it as something it’s not. Here are nine common myths we believe about discipleship.
It is not natural for us as human beings to be open with our struggles and sufferings. We have an innate propensity to hide. R. C. Sproul said, “In our human nature, we’re masters of self-deceit.” But a healthy and mature gospel community walks in open confession and repentance. These attitudes and acts continue throughout our lives as Christians. We have the charge and honor to bear each ...
Something profound and pervasive happened in the Garden. As the taste of fruit lingered on the lips of man and woman, a poison passed through their bodies and souls. The effects of the toxin were immediate and fatal.
My name is Brian. I’m a Christian, a tech nerd and a father of three little girls. And I’ve battled a pornography addiction for years.