After graduating from Bible college and seminary, my husband Andrew and I stayed in touch with many of our friends—people with whom we dreamed of and prepared for ministry. Within a matter of years, however, many of our friends had left ministry indefinitely. These are not all sad stories—some have felt a call by God … More 6 Questions to Consider if You’re Called to Full Time Ministry
James 3 refers to the tongue as a fire; “a world of evil among the parts of the body…it corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire and is itself set on fire by Hell.” “Those who consider themselves religious yet do not keep a tight reign on their tongue … More Prayer Chain Gossip
I was 12 when my parents pulled a packet of bright yellow papers out of a drawer and placed them in front of me. My young eyes fell onto the pages filled with verses, and fill in the blanks as Mom and Dad slowly and lovingly led me through a study about what communion … More Communion: Sacred or Snack?
By: Pastor Jonathan Hayashi Just last year was the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, which heralded The five solaes (sola, meaning “alone” in Latin), as the core foundation for the Christian Faith. These five truths are vital to understand because they separate Christianity from every other world religion. “Soli Deo Gloria” is Latin term meaning Glory to God … More Three Things I’ve Learned About the Glory of God.
My mother sat on the operating table-25 years old, spirit broken, heart torn apart, and absolutely weak from two weeks of grieving the loss of her sweet baby. She should have been nine weeks pregnant today, and instead she was waiting for a DNC. Last year, my Grandma told me about the night my mom … More The Doctor said Giving Me Life Was an “Option”
When life hits hard, it hurts. A death, a sickness, a tragedy. Life is raw, our world is broken and death is a reality. Those are the facts. Amidst the pain that inevitably comes with each and every life, I want to issue a challenge to all of us. It is so very easy to … More Resolved: To allow my beliefs to be dictated not by emotion but by the Word of God.
I will never forget pulling away from a leprosy colony in Southern India the summer of 2003. I was 13 then and had just helped my family conduct a worship service for a couple dozen Christians in the colony. As our car bumped along the terrifyingly narrow, one-lane mountain road, I vividly remember looking … More Thank God I’ve Got Fingers and Toes