3 Things To Do When You're Not Hungry For God
There are many seasons that I have seen Christians go through. Sometimes they are full of life, and other times they feel like a wasteland. Regardless of what season you are in right now, there is one thing that you can always manage: your hunger for God. Up until now, you may have just assumed that your hunger for God was random. That it came and went like any other emotion that you have throughout your day. I want to tell you that just because you haven't figured out how to
Why Christians need to stop saying "But That's Jesus..."
Jesus’s life was a dizzying series of supernatural healings, brilliant teachings, and actions that seem to defy understanding. It was so incredible that if we’re not careful we can catch ourselves saying, “But that was Jesus…”. We think that we are speaking out of humility when we say that we could never do some of the things Jesus did, but I would propose it's actually a subtle form of pride. Confused? Let me explain. We have been taught that to elevate God, we have to talk
3 Truths About Love and Why It Is More Radical Than You May Think.
The idea of love has been used and abused in our culture to no end. It has come to the point that people have a hard time recognizing true love and even more, they have lost how radical love truly is. What is love? 1 Corinthians 13:4-5 Love endures with patience and serenity, love is kind and thoughtful, and is not jealous or envious; love does not brag and is not proud or arrogant. It is not rude; it is not self-seeking, it is not provoked [nor overly sensitive and easily a
How The Prosperity Gospel Misses The Mark and What It Gets Right
I grew up in a church that scoffed at people who subscribed to what they called the prosperity gospel. This gospel says that through Jesus you can and should expect blessings in your finances, health and every other area of your life. As I grew in Jesus, my perspective towards the prosperity gospel actually went through a shift towards what they preached. I was confronted with the fact that I believed that God wanted me to be poor and didn't care about my physical needs. This