Category: What We Write About

How Should Christians Respond to Current Events?

In light of recent developments, I feel compelled to write. I do not pretend that I have a major platform, a huge sphere of influence, or all the answers to every situation that our nation faces today. As a follower of Christ, I’m compelled to speak as it is our civic and Christian duty to speak to issues of our day with wisdom and discernment. All too often the world knows what Christians stand against, but not what we stand for. I will be the first to admit that we are living in perilous times. Talks of nuclear war...

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Warnings and Encouragement for Women Attending Seminary

Dear Woman in Seminary, You are not alone. There are days in which the journey is long and wearisome, but you are seen. Your church needs you, and I am so glad that you responded to the call of seminary with a heart that says, “Here am I, send me.” In the midst of the chaos, seminary can truly be at times, I hope that you hold on to that call as an Ebenezer, a mark that proclaims, “He who calls is faithful.” (1 Thessalonians 5:24). There are many warnings for us who find ourselves in seminary. Within those...

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Delight in Your Children

On a drive home from being out of town for the weekend, we stopped at a rest stop on the Ohio Turnpike. All six of us piled out of our van and walked through the hot, sunny parking lot to the front doors. As we walked, we passed a waist-high column made of stones that held an ashtray on the top. “Oooh!  Look at that!” said my three-year old as he stepped across the sidewalk to touch the stones. My daughter and I looked at each other with a smile. Our youngest seems to find delight in the smallest...

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Working Hard

Working Hard Pastors must prioritize family over the ministry. Period. End of story. If you’ve been around church for any length of time, you’ve probably heard the same stories repeated countless times. Some pastors fail to take care of their family because they’re too busy taking care of their church. The details change, but the basic story is the same. Some pastors neglect their family because they’re too busy looking out for their church. In the end, these pastors lose both family and church. I’m a millennial. I don’t know how much this problem was addressed in previous generations....

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Episode 112- Jared C. Wilson– The Imperfect Disciple: Grace for People Who Can’t Get Their Act Together

Welcome to the 112h episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, Dave Jenkins interviews Jared C. Wilson about his book The Imperfect Disciple: Grace for People Who Can’t Get Their Act Together (Baker, 2017). What you’ll hear in this episode: How to tune into the gospel every day. How the Gospel is good news for losers. What it means to stare at the glory of God until we see it. Why spilling your guts to Jesus is so important to growing in friendship with Jesus. Why the real church can’t be instagrammmable. The nine irrefutable laws of followership....

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