In the World, But Not of the World

In the World, But Not of the World

If you’ve been around traditional evangelicalism long, you’ve no doubt heard that Christian should be “in the world, but not of it.” And there’s a lot of truth in that statement, when it’s rightly understood. The problem is, there...
The Role and Value of Women in Jesus’ Ministry

The Role and Value of Women in Jesus’ Ministry

Here’s a confession. When I read passages like this… When they arrived, they went to the upstairs room of the house where they were staying. Here are the names of those who were present: Peter, John, James, Andrew, Philip, Thomas, Bartholomew, Matthew,...
3 Reasons You Still Don't 'Get' this Grace Thing

3 Reasons You Still Don't 'Get' this Grace Thing

Grace seems easy. It’s grace, after all, right? But in reality, grace is really hard. What I mean is… We have a hard time receiving grace because we either feel that we’re too undeserving to have the undeserved favor of God, or that we’re okay...
Powerful Prayers Happen When We Partner Together with God

Powerful Prayers Happen When We Partner Together with God

Want to pray powerful prayers? Charles Spurgeon once said, “Prayer moves the arm that moves the world.” One of my mentors, Grady Higgs, often says that “nothing heavenly happens on earth without prayer.” In other words, there are things God is...
Living Under Grace Is So Much Better

Living Under Grace Is So Much Better

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me… Even though none of us actually plays by the rules (according to Romans 3:10, 23), we still try rather hard to do so. We’ve all sinned and fallen short, but in our broken condition, we just...
Am I a Muslim Lover? Oh, I Do Hope So!

Am I a Muslim Lover? Oh, I Do Hope So!

In addition to being a church planter and pastor, I’m also an editor and an online community facilitator for a global ministry to pastors and church leaders. So I often have to deal with hateful comments on the Facebook pages I help to manage. It’s sad,...
The "Gospel" Is More Than You've Probably Ever Imagined

The "Gospel" Is More Than You've Probably Ever Imagined

In modern evangelicalism, we have several versions of the gospel with which people are familiar. The doctrine of justification by grace through faith, which, may describe the theological ramifications of the gospel, but isn’t actually the gospel. The “plan...
God Sees and Hears. Even Sex Slaves.

God Sees and Hears. Even Sex Slaves.

We like to sanitize Bible stories, especially when they revolve around people we consider “heroes of the faith.” Like Abraham. This guy said “yes” to God’s calling to leave everything familiar without having a clue where God was taking...

Worshipping In the Powerful Presence of God

Kayla Bailey performing her original song, Found at Grace Hills. This weekend was powerful. Sunday, we kicked off a new message series called Found and we’re exploring what it means for God to be on mission to find us, rescue us, and commission us to go find...

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