Is the Church Obsolete? Part I

Is the Church Obsolete? Part I

Have you ever heard someone say any of the following, “I don’t go to church because I wouldn’t be accepted there”? Or perhaps, “Why would I join the church? They are basically just a country club for the religious!” Maybe you have said, “I tried out church, went a few...
Money Talks

Money Talks

Money is a particularly difficult and often uncomfortable thing to talk about. David Foster Wallace, the late novelist, once said, “Everybody worships. The only choice we get is what to worship. And the compelling reason for maybe choosing some sort of god or...
I’m Sorry

I’m Sorry

After a tragedy, like the death of Pastor Andrew Stoecklein, I am struck with grief. I grieve for his family, his church, and that another life was taken by the crippling power of depression and anxiety. I also grieve for the church. In the wake of tragedy, it is the...
Where Are You Weakest?

Where Are You Weakest?

By Grant Vissers Read: 6:11-16 This passage begins Paul’s final instructions to Timothy, where Paul once again speaks over Timothy’s life and straight to his identity in Jesus. I remember the first time someone spoke the word leader over my life. It was a powerful...
Be Content With Who You Are

Be Content With Who You Are

Read: 1 Timothy 6:1-10 In Desiderata of Love, Max Ehrmann writes, “Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.” In this poem, he speaks of quiet contentment. This is not to say never change jobs or...