I have watched the climate in our nation (and other nations too) get increasingly abrasive and divisive. This happens in the public square, within homes and families, and in the household of God- the church. I see an outpouring of intense hate masked within “I’m telling it like it is” language that somehow people have … Continue reading Judgment in the Church
The harvest of this coming generation belongs to those who are willing to encounter God in the midst of chaos, offering refuge and salvation to those paralyzed by fear and lack. There is the work of the Kingdom to be done and we might lose our livelihood, family, and our very lives doing it. The wind has shifted, the storm is here.....BUT, Jesus is here too.
Over the years, I have heard many reasons for why people think “church” is no longer relevant, and that going to one is a pointless exercise. Some may even argue that what we see today is unbiblical. I will take the next few posts to slowly unpack some of the common themes and places of … Continue reading Why Church Matters – Part 1
Over the past few years in our church meetings we have been seeing that life together with God is all about eternity touching earth. When the fullness of God dwells in us, ‘abundant life’ is the outcome. Taking away all the mystical and weird notions people might have about eternity; the very heart of it is … Continue reading The Church On Mission
Most of us have grown up with some understanding of Christian holidays, most notably Christmas, Good Friday, and Easter. The fact that these events have merged with other worldly ideals and rituals is for another post. I'm not too concerned with how you celebrate, my aim is to encourage each reader to consider what and … Continue reading Celebrate Knowing Jesus!
Though the following statement sounds like an excerpt from a movie dialogue, it has great truth."...with great freedom comes a greater responsibility with choices". Now, for every kid that wishes they could grow up so they don't have to be told what to do all the time, there is an adult who knows that the … Continue reading The responsibility that comes with freedom: The walk
The whole concept of freedom conjures up all kinds of ideas from fundamental necessities to total anarchy. Most of them have to do with a basic right to our own choices, way of life or ambition. However, the concept of freedom in scripture is quite different from the ideas we have grown to attach to … Continue reading Freedom Unplugged: Free to live the new life
The following blogpost was something I wrote a few years ago to my close family and friends when I went through some of the toughest days in my life. I believe it will offer some encouragement and insight to Christians who find facing trouble.... troublesome! I hope what I share provokes you to embrace each … Continue reading The heart of the matter: Getting through trials
I've been thinking about how the word 'life' can mean anything and everything depending on what your context is. Just to name a few, so I don't sound too ambiguous- work 'life' , family 'life', personal 'life', love 'life' and so on. Similarly, we use it to describe various situations or people- lively, zest for life, … Continue reading Life as a Lightning Rod: Heaven changing earth
Thanksgiving is another one of those worship keys. Without this one, you might as well quit before you start. In working with worship leaders and watching church worship sets being constructed, I often find that the latest songs or the tempo dictate what songs are picked. This is a worrying trend and needs to be … Continue reading Thanksgiving: God’s doorbell