The Inexhaustible Masterpiece

They say that students and lovers of art will spend weeks sitting before a single masterpiece by one of the great artists.  Some repeat this process year after year. To fully enjoy such a masterful work of art ...

The Difficult Art of Listening

“I’m not satisfied with how well I help when someone comes to me for counsel.” “When the other person is sharing their trouble, are you thinking of how to answer?” “Yes.” “That’s your problem.” I we...

Be Brave

God calls us to be brave. Sounds easy enough…right? “1 Timothy 1:7 says, “for God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and of a sound mind.” God is the only One you should fear; all other fe...

Die Daily

Sacrifice Arguably one of the most daunting words in the dictionary. Our entire existence is built upon this one word yet, we often find ourselves struggling to sacrifice even the little things. In the Bible...

Safeguard the Sheep

What a Former Brigham Young University Professor Wants Pastors to Know about Mormonism Lynn K. Wilder, Ex-Mormon Christians United for Jesus I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who calle...

7 Habits of a Healthy Church

A healthy church, like beauty, may at first seem to be in the eyes of the beholder. God’s Word leaves the church with clear instructions about the habits that lead to healthy churches. Letters like 1 Thessaloni...

Why Do We Do the Things We Do?

It was a dramatic, game-changing moment. It’s recorded for us in Matthew 5:27–30. Jesus is unfolding the gospel principles of his kingdom. I’ve often wondered about the reaction of the crowd as he spoke these w...

The Truth about Weakness

We value human strength and earthly perfection. We admire people for “being strong” when they’re mourning a loss. We are proud of friends for “standing tall” in the face of adversity. We put images of our most ...