What This Book Is Not About

This book is not about the age of the earth. We are aware that many sincere Christians hold a “young earth” position (the earth is perhaps ten thousand years old), and many others hold an “old earth” position (...

Why Observe Lent?

If you told me ten years ago that I’d be leading my church in the observance of Lent, I would have laughed. We come from a church tradition that associates Lent with stuffy, liturgical churches—and since many o...

5 Reasons to Give up Something for Lent

Lent begins soon. Still on the fence about whether to give something up? Here are 5 quick reasons you should go for it: 1.  Discipleship. At its core, discipleship means following and becoming more like Jesu...

Creating Church at Home

Ever since I can remember, church has been my second home. I am the daughter of two incredible parents who have been Worship Leaders and Music Ministers for hundreds of years (okay…that was dramatic, but it fee...

The Three Wise Men: Facts or Fairy Tale?

The following is an excerpt taken from Dwight Longnecker's newest release, Mystery of the Magi: The Quest to Identify the Three Wise Men. It’s the night of the Christmas play, and everyone has arrived in his...

Common Grace: A Most Practical Doctrine

It is a doctrine that preachers might make an offhand remark about. They might toss out the phrase in a sermon, leaving it to the congregants to already understand. And for good reason: they received little tea...