How Should Pastors Speak Up about Gun Violence?

Guns and gun violence have become “hot button” topics throughout the world due to the recent mass shootings at educational institutions, musical festivals, and other places where people congregate. Guns and gun violence, like abortion and gay marriage, have also become political stumping topics as our legislatures are battling the means and direction […]

10 Things You Should Know about the Lord's Supper

The primary biblical text on the nature and meaning of the Lord’s Supper/Table, also known as Communion or the Eucharist (from the Greek word for the giving of thanks) is 1 Corinthians 11:23-34. Here are ten brief observations on what we see in this text. Sam Storms is an Amillennial, Calvinistic, charismatic, credo-baptistic, complementarian, Christian […]

7 Ways We Know God Is the Author of Romance

3. God Cares about Connection Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, long-suffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. Colossians 3:12-13 Many of us find it easy to bond with our […]

10 Prayers to Maintain Hope When Life Throws a Curveball

Life often doesn’t go as planned. And chances are, this year will throw some unexpected curve balls your way if you aren’t dealing with one or two already. So, you and I need to be prepared with an arsenal of prayers when these unexpected circumstances arise.  Panicking doesn’t help. Worrying makes it worse. And becoming […]