Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Running on spiritual fumes

I always wanted to be a mom. I was a sought-after babysitter as a teen, and as a young adult, I loved spending time...

Grab hold of Paul’s cross-shaped courage

Imagine getting an email from a friend saying something like this, “We’ve gone through some incredibly hard times lately. It has been so utterly...

Still bearing fruit

The church family I serve is guided by a vision of discipleship as a lifelong journey of “following Jesus together.” As a pastor, I...

Consumers or disciples

We live in a world that focuses on consuming things. Our cities have stores all over the place, and from the construction...

Is the Bible worth reading?

Reading the Bible can be (very) hard. Even for seasoned believers, certain sections of Scripture can seem to have little cultural relevance to our...

Reading the Bible like Paul

My Sunday school class recently studied the book of I Corinthians, and I was asked to lead a lesson on chapter 10. I was...

Bible Reading 101

The Word of God is changing people and communities around the world, and yet research indicates that the time followers spend daily – and...

Reading the Bible as a church family

At First MB Church, Wichita, Kansas, over the past several months, we have been utilizing the YouVersion app to read through Bible reading plans...