Start with Your People

It looked like just another Friday morning at a coffee shop. The familiar whirr of the espresso machine. The aroma of freshly brewed coffee. A long line of patrons in a hurry to grab their favorite drink and fa...

5 Myths about the Armor of God

Myth #1: Life is a picnic. Even though all the evidence is to the contrary, we often seem to believe that life here on earth is—or at least ought to be—easy. In reality, however, life is hard—often very, very ...

How to Make Sermon Illustrations Memorable

Most pastors and Bible teachers immediately recognize the power of a well-told illustration. It engages the heart of those listening and allows the mind’s eye to see truth through the application of something f...

Faith for When Life Falls Apart

It's only a matter of time before life falls apart. The loss of a job, a diagnosis of cancer, an unfaithful spouse, abuse from a leader, the betrayal of a dear friend. It doesn’t matter how suburban our lives a...

5 Myths Regarding the Song of Songs

Myth #1: The Song of Songs is just a human love story. I do not intend to treat the Song of Songs like an allegory, in which everything in the book stands for something else, and in which we start coming up wi...