Our Recommended Reads for Lent

Avery Powers | February 2nd 2023

Very little can compare to time spent reflecting on the life, death, and resurrection of our Savior. That’s what has made Lent so special to believers all over the world since its formation in the fourth century. Starting February 22, we encourage you to join your brothers and sisters in Christ in a joyful meditation on the life of Jesus!... continue reading

Helping All Ages Love God’s Delightfully Different Family

Bethany McIlrath | January 31st 2023

Kids encounter diversity just like adults do. They meet people who are different from them - in the way they look, sound, behave, and more. Differences can make kids uneasy and unsure of how to interact. ... continue reading

Audiobook Preview: Day 3 of Truly, truly, I say to you

Adam Ramsey | January 27th 2023

Today is our third and final preview of the audiobook for Adam Ramsey's new devotional, Truly, truly, I say to you, a book of meditations on the words of Jesus from John's gospel. Each day Adam weaves his soulful reflections with piercing imagery from Charles Spurgeon to help readers experience the transforming power and tender comfort of Jesus' voice. Listen to the second day's devotion below, read by Adam himself.... continue reading

Audiobook Preview: Day 2 of Truly, truly, I say to you

Adam Ramsey | January 26th 2023

Today we're continuing our short series, giving you a preview of the audiobook for Adam Ramsey's new devotional, Truly, truly, I say to you, a book of meditations on the words of Jesus from John's gospel. Each day Adam weaves his soulful reflections with piercing imagery from Charles Spurgeon to help readers experience the transforming power and tender comfort of Jesus' voice. Listen to the second day's devotion below, read by Adam himself.... continue reading

Audiobook Preview: Day 1 of Truly, truly, I say to you

Adam Ramsey | January 25th 2023

Over the next 3 days, we'll be giving you a preview of the audiobook for Adam Ramsey's new devotional, Truly, truly, I say to you, a book of meditations on the words of Jesus from John's gospel. Each day Adam weaves his soulful reflections with piercing imagery from Charles Spurgeon to help readers experience the transforming power and tender comfort of Jesus' voice. Listen to the first day's devotion below, read by Adam himself.... continue reading

What Are You Seeking?

Adam Ramsey | January 24th 2023

Two disciples decide to trail Jesus as he leaves the Jordan River: the first is Andrew (the brother of Peter), while the second is generally speculated to be John (the author of this narrative). On the surface, it seems relatively straightforward. Andrew and John hear John the Baptiser proclaim, “Behold the Lamb of God!” and begin following Jesus as he makes his way back into town. Jesus, likely hearing footsteps trailing him, turns and asks what they want.... continue reading

Thoughts on the New Love Your Church Series

J.A. Medders | January 20th 2023

The rough and tumble of the last few years have revealed a message Christians cannot hear enough—“Love your church.”

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Book Reviews

Christian Living

Your Church Culture Matters

Barnabas Piper | January 19th 2023

There was a time not so many years ago when I was weary and jaded toward church, but even then, I could have given you a lengthy checklist of what a healthy church should look like.... continue reading

Singing on Sunday Means More Than You Think

Tony Merida | January 18th 2023

One morning during corporate worship, I leaned toward one of the little girls in our church, Summer, who was trying to read the lyrics and sing along, and asked her, “Do you like church?” She replied, “Not really, but I like the singing.” I appreciated her honesty! ... continue reading

Lessons about Hospitality from the Early Church

Jen Oshman | January 17th 2023

2,000 years after the church began, in the increasingly post-Christian West, it’s tempting to wonder if secular voices are right when they claim that Christian churches are passé, on the wrong side of history, or even downright damaging.... continue reading

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