In 1888, the English poet, William Ernest Henley, published a poem that has been hailed as a literary monument to human pride, achievement, and perseverance. You’ve probably heard and maybe even studied the acclaimed “Invictus” in your English class. It reads, Out of...
I make my bed every morning and my laundry is nice and neat. I put away dishes for my mom even though I didn’t dirty them. I pick up my niece once a week and take her to school. I smile and wave people in front of my while I’m driving, even when I don’t have to. I...
A girl falls asleep, phone in hand, lulled into her dreams by the past 30 minutes spent on Pinterest planning her dream home. If only she could create that space to live and work in, she would thrive. A husband throws his pencil down on his desk in frustration....
Paul’s vision for the Roman church, and God’s vision for us today, is that we would recapture the beauty of the gospel. That we would place all our hope in Jesus’s righteousness, instead of the righteousness we seek to achieve by works.
God is not impressed with our feeble “goodness”. He’s impressed with His Son.
You see, the gospel in Romans is not a demanding, harsh gospel of the Law and performance, nor is it a gospel of permissiveness that winks at sin. No, the gospel in Romans is the gospel of Christ – the good news that we are called to belong to Christ Jesus, just as Paul was.
Christianity and politics seem more complicated than they once were.
There are many voices in 21st century America. We have more information at our fingertips than ever.
Our culture puts a high value on authenticity. From popular culture to Christian culture, being authentic is definitely in vogue.
Programs do not meet these needs—an organism does. Hurting people are best helped in relationship to other believers within the Body.
I am realizing that more and more of my problems are really the result of my own selfishness. It’s just more fun blaming my frustrations on others.