“Pursuing Singleness and Purity”

I was going to write a post this week on marriage, but I don't feel like I'm qualified to write on that yet since... I'm still single. And then I was going to write a post on being single, but I don't feel qualified to write on that at the moment because I've been particularly … Continue reading “Pursuing Singleness and Purity”

The Revival Project: The Purpose of the Church

I totally dropped the ball last week, but I've finally gotten this post finished, so here's the conclusion to The Revival Project. This month's series has been on the idea of reviving the Church and getting it back to what it's supposed to be—talking about the need to tackle our own hearts first, to preserve … Continue reading The Revival Project: The Purpose of the Church

The Revival Project: Living in Community

Over the past two weeks I've been discussing issues in the Church: first, how selfishness is the core of most of those issues; and last week, how our view of family affects society as a whole. This week, I want to tackle the idea of community and how important it is to our life as … Continue reading The Revival Project: Living in Community

The Revival Project: God in Family

Last week I talked about how sin primarily comes from selfishness, and how that impacts how we interact with people and with sin. Sometimes we don't even realize how our choices affect others around us, and I think that's particularly true when it comes to our approach to family. Family is something that God created … Continue reading The Revival Project: God in Family

The Revival Project: Heart Check

The Church today has a problem. Actually it has a lot of problems, but over the next month I want to focus on this: it fails to love. Which is a pretty significant problem, especially considering that Jesus said others will recognize us as His by our love (John 13:35). There are two facets to … Continue reading The Revival Project: Heart Check

What “Hate the Sin, Love the Sinner” Means

"Hate the sin, love the sinner." I've gotten some push-back recently for using this phrase; someone called it an unbiblical idea. But this is a phrase I've been learning to live by in recent months as I interact with more people I disagree with and learn to be respectful in my interactions with them while … Continue reading What “Hate the Sin, Love the Sinner” Means