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
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.
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.
Have you ever felt like a roommate with your spouse? It’s not that you don’t love them, or that you want to be merely co-workers in the labors of life, but day after day after week after week goes by and there hasn’t been one time that you have sat across from each other and … More Date Nights-The Lifeblood of Marriage
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
Everyone wants to know their life matters. We all want to know we’re going to make an impact-that it matters that we were here on this earth. I am now nearing the end of my twenties and the fantastic fact that I am not immortal has finally caught up with me. With marriage and kids … More Am I Making My Life Count? – a self check
The New City Catechism was introduced to Andrew and I at the Gospel Coalition Conference in Indianapolis, IN in April 2017. This new Catechism was propelled into print by The Gospel Coalition, Redeemer Presbyterian Church (Pastor: Tim Keller), and Crossway. Catechisms are simply Christian doctrine put into a short, concise question and answer format. They … More Catechism; of days gone by or a timeless discipline?
I have had people tell me it is okay to get angry with God-that it is even okay to cuss God out: “He knows what you feel anyways”, and “He’s your friend; be honest with Him; it’s what He wants.” Come as you are, right? Is that right? Is it okay for me to get angry … More Is Anger with God Sin?- What does the Bible have to say?
“When you listen and read one thinker, you become a clone… two thinkers, you become confused… ten thinkers, you’ll begin developing your own voice… two or three hundred thinkers, you become wise and develop your voice.” ― Timothy J. Keller So often when I ask someone what they are reading or who their favorite authors … More Practical and Pivotal Christian Disciplines
As I sat in church this morning, tears uncharacteristically streamed down my cheeks as I worshiped the Lord. The last few days of watching social media’s hyper-focus on abortion and “pro-choice” have infuriated me and ripped my heart to shreds. Today I was able to enter into the presence of the One in whose truth … More The Sanctity of Life