One Ministry – A Family of Programs
Nobody likes to be the butt of a joke. On the school yard, at the family dinner table - we like it when people laugh with us, not at us. Above all, we don’t like it when people make sport of what we hold dear. Like our faith.
Christians complain about unfair portrayals of “people of faith” in Hollywood. We’ve come to expect ridicule from atheist comedians like Bill Maher or Ricky Gervais. But...Read More at Think Christian
God’s plans and purposes can seem so big that we might wonder if he has time for the “smaller” concerns that so often afflict our lives.
When Simeon met Jesus in the temple, his concerns seemed global. He longed for the consolation of Israel. He rejoiced in seeing salvation. He even spoke in a way that foreshadowed Christ’s mission to suffer for lost sinners. Simeon was focused on the big picture.
God rules the heavens and the earth. We might not understand the geopolitical implications of our nation’s economic policies, but God does. We may be...Read More at This is Today
In the middle of a pile of junk mail, a hand addressed envelope appeared in my mailbox at home a few weeks ago. It was from Willow Creek DuPage – a satellite location of the mega church based in South Barrington, Illinois.
In the envelope was a simple card with a hand-written note from the campus...Read More at ChurchJuice.reframemedia.com
Somebody once said that the one thing all religions have in common is they all use candles. We don't know if that's true or not, but the idea suggests how important light is to us as a symbol. John's gospel begins with a profound theological statement about the nature and incarnation of the divine...Read More at GroundWork
In the midst of making the holidays special for our families, we often get so busy and distracted that we can forget the reason for our preparations.
Keeping Jesus at the center of it all doesn’t cost anything, and furthermore promises to keep our hearts prepared for the coming King. Jesus is the reason for the season. Let us focus our time and energy in a way that reflects our love for the...Read More at Family Fire