I’ve been in youth ministry for nearly 7 years, and I’ve ministered to droves of parents and students. I could tell you all kinds of stories - good, bad, redemptive, hilarious, and heart-breaking. As I’ve surveyed these interactions, however, a single summarizing word comes to mind: “shocked”.... continue reading
Having finished my first year at college two months ago it feels like I’m well into the summer now. Living back at home with your parents takes some getting used to. But since being back I’ve concluded that surviving the summer as a student really isn’t that difficult.
The answer: a laptop.... continue reading
To whom does God promise, “I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore.”
This summer Facebook will be filled with Instagram-filtered pictures of beautiful and photogenic children enjoying picture-perfect days out. And the parents? Well, nothing but unrivaled joy will be found upon their happy, sun-kissed, and gloriously carefree faces.... continue reading
OK I admit it, I'm a space nut. I was just 11 when Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon—and I was completely absorbed by the sense of occasion, discovery and sheer technical brilliance of the Apollo missions.... continue reading
Tomorrow we'll be releasing a video where we asked that question to three prominent pastors: John Piper, Richard Coekin and Tim Keller. It's a searching question, because it reveals where we are really up to in our Christian walk. Christianity, first and foremost is about a love relationship with Jesus Christ. We only love him, because he first loved us.... continue reading