Positive Psychology and the Gospel
By Michael+ Lessard | | Spiritual Growth | mental health, Text
Positive Psychology is a shadow gospel, a kind of new religion. It makes happiness the means and the ends. It minimizes our dependence on God and his grace to accomplish any good thing.
The Pandemic Comes to the Classroom
By Anna Miller | | Children, Prayer | COVID-19, Text
God has blessed us all with great abilities, but the ability to help children through a situation that none of us have experienced is quite a daunting task. I wish I had some amazing insight and advice for parents, but I believe prayer is the best answer to what we are experiencing right now.
Healing Through Relationship
By Rebecca Bakke | | Spiritual Growth | COVID-19, mental health, mental illness, relationships, Text
In helping others to emotionally heal from this pandemic by being in proper relationship with one another, we will also be healing ourselves.
Remembering is Key to Renewal
By Dustin+ Messer | | Faith Formation, Scripture, Spiritual Growth | Jeremiah 15:16 ESV, Text
Today, many Christians feel lost. The world feels new and scary. This feeling of disorientation—personal, cultural—is nothing new for God’s people. The Prophet Jeremiah knew this feeling all too well.
This Changes Everything!
By Jay+ Wright | | Celebrate, Spiritual Growth | Easter, Living in the Resurrection, Text
Don’t let your Easter joy wane! Don’t let your “Alleluias!” diminish! Enter into Sunday worship with awe and expectation.
Lent and the Gospel of Suffering
By Lyn Baker | | Celebrate, Spiritual Growth | Lent, pain, suffering, Text
How do we talk about a gospel of suffering? “Gospel” means “good news.” How is suffering ever good news?? Suffering is not getting what you want and getting what you don’t want. Every single human being has both experiences.
If We Only Know Scripture as a Text, We Don’t Know it at All
By Dustin+ Messer | | Scripture, Spiritual Growth | Text
Reading Scripture is a communal act in which each individual reader is brought into an accountable relationship with every other reader.
31 Bible Reflection Tips
By Carol Dowsett | | Scripture, Spiritual Growth | Bible Study, Text
As we grow in faith and develop the practice of daily Bible reading, sometimes we can reduce the discipline into a less-than-meaningful habit. Here are a 31 refreshing ways to approach Scripture and gain deep, life-giving insights.
Focusing on Christ’s Victory During Lent: Helpful Tools
By | | Celebrate, Prayer, Spiritual Growth | Lent, resources, Text
There are certain tools I have found to be particularly helpful in focusing on Christ's victory in my own life during the season of Lent. It is important to start small.
Relying on Christ’s Victory in Lent
By | | Celebrate, Spiritual Growth | ascetic life, Galatians 2:20, Lent, Text
Lent is arguably a microcosm of the whole ascetic life. It is a clear and obvious appropriation of the victory of Christ over sin and temptation in the life of the Church and the life of the Christian.