Many Christians don’t have the skills or confidence to have even low-depth spiritual conversations with people of different beliefs. Asking them to invite without a relational foundation—it’s like kissing before the first date. It’s unnatural and awkward for all parties involved. “If you have not taken the time to get to know me, why do you think I’ll go to church with you?” Consider these five reasons to invite someone to your church.
How does U.S. President Donald Trump resemble 6th century BC King Cyrus of Persia? If you want a quick history lesson and an interesting comparison, read on.
Some posts are worth re-writing. A gratitude list never gets old, and it reminds you of simple and precious things.
If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Feel free to leave comments. Your participation enriches the site!The first two attitudes I covered were Assume the Best and Be Gracious. In this last entry of… Continue Reading →
Check out the highlight video from Northstar Church’s 2016 year of ministry. It was shown at our annual State of the Church Sunday.
The second post in this series focuses on the choice to “be gracious.” Being gracious is the attitude you adopt when the time has passed for assuming the best. Practicing courtesy when you’re wounded is not a default for the human heart.
This is the first of three in a series. Each of these three attitudes have been tried and tested in my own life this past year, and – every. single. time. – they’ve proven to elevate my perspective and enable me to embrace peace instead of stress in difficult situations. The first: Assume the Best.
This is my annual “year-in-review” blog post, in bullet-point fashion. From a sermon in a slanket to the Razorbacks winning the first half of the Belk Bowl, it’s been 365 day of unexpected goodness and wonder, even amid grief and longing.