How Christians Should Respond to the Orlando Mass Shooting

How should Christians respond to a mass shooting involving two segments (LGBTQ and Islamic) of society historically antagonistic towards evangelicals? [Read more…]

Would Jesus Boycott Target?

If Jesus were alive today, would he join the Target boycott to protest its new transgender bathroom policy? [Read more…]

5 Simple Steps to Creating Pharisees In Your Church

Ever wonder whether churches are creating Pharisees rather than disciples? Here are five simple ways to know whether your church is unintentionally creating Pharisees. [Read more…]

Would Jesus Have Used Hashtags and Emojis If He Preached Today?

Yesterday at my church we started a new sermon series titled #struggles: following Jesus in a selfie-centered world (this series comes from the good people at Some might argue that using something as modern as a hashtag is pandering or even selling out to contemporary culture. Jesus would have never done that if he were [Read More…]

Why Is it So Important That the Resurrection of Jesus Is a Historical Event and Not a Religious Fairytale?

Fresh off of Easter Sunday, billions of people on this planet celebrated the death and resurrection of Jesus, the central tenet and claim of Christianity. On the surface, the claim seems preposterous: almost two thousand years ago, there was a homeless Jewish rabbi who lived in a backwater Roman province and died a common criminal’s death [Read More…]

5 Reasons To See the Movie RISEN

Thinking about seeing the movie RISEN? Here are five reasons you should definitely go see it. [Read more…]

“I Was Raped by my Dad When I Was 9”

How do you respond to that? Recently I was at the Recovery House, a residential treatment facility for those overcoming drug and alcohol addictions. Every time I meet someone new I try and learn their story, because they are not a statistic. They are a human being, broken and battered as they might be. They [Read More…]

How Donald Trump Helps Us Understand the Appeal of Jesus

I can’t believe I’m actually comparing Donald Trump to Jesus. Believe me, I’m already uncomfortable with this. Somehow I don’t think Donald Trump would have much of a problem comparing himself to Jesus, which is why I’m so uncomfortable with it. But I’ve asked myself the question over and over these past few weeks: what [Read More…]

If Christ Came to Set Us Free, Why Don't We Feel Free?

We know on the most basic level as Christians that Jesus came to set us free. When Jesus launched his public ministry in Luke 4, that’s literally what he declared: “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim [Read More…]

5 Ways to Embrace the Messes

In the most famous story Jesus ever told (the Prodigal Son), the climax comes when the wayward son returns home and his father runs out and embraces him, mess and all (Luke 15:20). As followers of Jesus, how can we exhibit the heart of the father and embrace the mess around us? Here are five [Read More…]