The 50/20 Factor

John Meador | April 20th 2023

We’ve all known people who seemed to face extraordinary adversity. For many, one catastrophic event marks their life for many years. Others experience difficult circumstances in waves. Nothing seems to work out for them. They nearly always end up disappointed, and those around them are perplexed as to why it’s happening... continue reading

When God Speaks

John Meador | April 18th 2023

I believe that God still arranges encounters with us. I believe this from my own experience, but more importantly for historical reasons. The Bible is filled with examples of God encountering men and women in unusual places and revealing Himself in powerful ways. God spoke to people in history in unmistakable ways. He speaks to us in the present day through the Scriptures and His Holy Spirit. He answers prayers and meets needs. He still speaks.... continue reading

Eight Books to Give to Graduating Students

Avery Powers | April 13th 2023

Watching a child leave home for the first time is a painful challenge. You want them to find their footing in Jesus, especially in a culture that keeps on changing. 

To help, we’ve put together eight of our recommended books to give to graduating students. Read on to find the best one for the student in your life.... continue reading

Look Inside the New Keepsake Edition of Wherever You Go, I Want You to Know

Bethany McIlrath | April 11th 2023

Since its release in 2020, Wherever You Go, I Want You to Know has sold over 100,000 copies. We love hearing stories of families, teachers and ministries using this book to tell kids that the best thing in life is loving and following Jesus.... continue reading

Wherever You Go, I Want You to Know: Celebrating 100k Books Sold

Abigail Talbott | April 10th 2023

We're so grateful to be celebrating 100,000 copies sold of Wherever You Go, I Want You to Know by Melissa Kruger. Our prayer is that many children and families are reminded of the truth that there's nothing better than loving and following Jesus.... continue reading

How to Make Visitors Feel Welcome at Your Church (Without Joining the Greeter Team)

Jen Oshman | April 4th 2023

Theologian and author Rebecca McLaughlin says, “An alone person in our gatherings is an emergency.” She and her husband have made a rule for themselves that anytime they see someone alone at their worship services, they must stop what they’re doing and go chat with or sit next to that person.... continue reading

Which Book in the Big Questions Series is Right For Your Tween?

Avery Powers | March 30th 2023

Does your tween struggle with their identity? Do they wonder how a good God could allow such bad things to happen in the world? Are they worried about heaven and hell?... continue reading

Why Does Growing Closer to God Seem So Boring?

Chris Morphew | March 28th 2023

Let’s be honest: the things people tell you are meant to help you grow closer to God—stuff like praying, reading the Bible, going to church—can feel pretty boring a lot of the time, right?... continue reading

Easter Hope from the Gospel of Luke

Mike McKinley | March 23rd 2023

Luke’s account of the actual resurrection is remarkably spare given its significance in the gospel message; he simply reports the words of the angels: “He is not here; he has risen!” (Luke 24:6). ... continue reading

Is the Christian View of Sexuality Harmful?

Sam Allberry | March 21st 2023

One of the most common and significant charges leveled against the traditional Christian understanding of sexuality and marriage is that it is deeply damaging to individuals. Denying someone’s sexuality is seen as denying who that person really is—telling them to repress something central to their identity and to their ability to flourish. Christians, it is increasingly claimed, are to blame for gay teenagers growing up guilt-ridden and even suicidal.... continue reading

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