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Why We Need a Bigger View of God

Our tendency is to put God at the center of our universe and treat Him as a sort of crystal ball or magic genie who is all about us and our happiness. The problem is, this makes for a much smaller God than the one represented in the Bible. The most powerful perspective change we can have is to echo the …

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The Way to Find Your Life Is to Lose It

Success is something we place a lot of value on in the culture in which we live. We place a high value on achieving, on pushing forward and climbing higher and grasping at what we perceive as success. This comes as a result of our spirit of conquest and our competitive natures. But God's Kingdom people have …

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The Golden Rule for Revolutionaries

Jesus has called His followers to a revolution - an overthrow of the culture. It isn't military or material in nature. In fact, it is driven forward by love instead of hate accompanied by mercy, justice, and compassionate service to others. He has called us to subvert the very value system that surrounds us and …

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Spiritual Truth is Understood by Spirit-Guided People

We are inundated with marketing messages each moment of each day. From billboards to commercials to our email inboxes, someone is always trying to convince us we ought to "find out more" about a product or service. And sometimes, this marketing message affects the way we present the gospel. We unwittingly begin …

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Everyone Lives By Their Values

A few years ago, we heard the term "values voters" thrown around a bit in the media to refer to those who were voting for political candidates primarily on the basis of moral issues, as if the other voters weren't voting based on their personal values. What is sometimes misunderstood is that we all act out our …

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