We “Need” Peace, Not Unity

America will rise and fall not based on unity but on peace.

Christian peace

Romans 12:18

As a thirty-one-year old, these are by far the most conflict-ridden times of my life. Regardless of the network or political persuasion, the word that seems to come out of every news anchor’s mouth to define these days is “divisive.”

Complementarianism in Context

what does the bible say about complementarianism

Ephesians 5:21-33, 1 Timothy 2:8-15

This article is not meant to be an exhaustive study answering every question about complementarianism. If you want to hear all the biblical arguments in great detail regarding complementarianism, one of the best resources out there is The Counsel of Biblical Manhood and Womanhood.

How to Serve God With Technology

Does God Use Technology?

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1 Corinthians 3:5-7

Does God use technology? As Christians, should we seek to learn how to serve God with technology?

It makes sense to ask such questions because everywhere you look there is new technology coming out. Babies literally grow up with their millennial parents’ smart phones in their hands (and mouths!), learning to swipe, tap, and shake to get what they want from that beautiful, glowing device.And as they drool all over their parents’ newest tech, their baby boomer grandparents are right their hovering over them, recording it all on their own smart phones. 

Intertwined (2 Free Sample Chapters)

Our Happiness Is Tied to God's Glory

Read two free sample chapters from my newest book, Intertwined: Our Happiness Is Tied to God’s Glory (Two Free Sample Chapters PDF)

As children we imagined we would find the perfect spouse, the perfect job, buy the perfect house, go on perfect adventures, and well . . . have the perfect life. Somewhere along the way, however, we quickly realized we will experience many things on this earth, but perfection is certainly not one of them.

What Does the Bible Say About Forgiveness and Reconciliation?

What does the Bible say about forgiveness and reconciliation

2 Corinthians 5:18

What does the Bible say about forgiveness and reconciliation? It’s the right question to ask because of all the places to look, the Bible is absolutely jammed packed with relevant information regarding the connection between forgiveness and reconciliation.

What’s the difference between forgiveness and reconciliation? Must you always reconcile to forgive? Do you need both people to choose forgiveness for it to occur? Do you need both people to choose to be reconciled? The Bible answers all of these questions about forgiveness and reconciliation.

Christianity 101: The Importance of the Church (Part 8)

Key Text: Romans 12:1-18

what is the church 101

Key Text: Romans 12:1-18

So far in this Christianity 101 series, our topics have been mainly centered on an individual’s relationship with God. Not only must individual Christians learn to love God, we must learn to love other people and we must also learn to be loved by other Christians.

While Christianity must always be personal, it must be lived out within a Christianity community, specifically within a local church. So what is the church? Why is the church so important for our personal transformation? And how can we love other Christians and be loved by them in the context of a local church?