• Clouds of Passion and Misunderstanding

    Interior of a traditional Protestant church

    God wants the church to work together like a body, but we’re more like a body with cancer; we’re attacking ourselves…

    The famous reformer Martin Luther and almost equally important reformer Huldreich Zwingli were contemporaries but most emphatically not friends.

  • Growing in the Desert

    Cactus flower growing in desert

    Jesus told his followers that with God, all things are possible, but do we actually believe that?

  • Who Inspires God’s Compassion?

    Two people holding hands

    The Bible clearly says that God loves people, but Jesus also walked away from a lot of people, so who does God reach out to and what inspires his merciful attention? 

  • Getting Hammered Down by Life

    Distressed elderly woman in hospital.

    Problems and suffering in life can sometimes feel relentless, so how do we endure when our trials and complications just don’t stop coming?

  • Letting Go of the Past

    Dandelion blowing in the wind.

    As beautiful as certain past experiences can be, the moment they stop us from living fully in the present, they become a problem. 

  • Between the Mountain and the Waves

    Katsushika Hokusai's  The Great Wave off Kanagawa

    Humility is one of the most difficult Christian virtues both to define and obtain. What is it exactly? How can we tell if we’re succeeding in becoming more humble?

  • The Philosophy of Our Value

    Human hand with human on a sticker

    Our modern culture has many metrics by which we measure the value of another person, and to some degree, these ideas have worked their way into the church. 

  • A Hope that Can Endure

    carefree woman in spring

    Hope, like the word ‘love’, gets used in many different ways, so how do we understand what biblical hope is?

  • Stepping Out of the Darkness

    Illustration of man with lantern in the dark

    Scripture calls believers the light of the world; despite this, we’re often troubled by sin and struggles, so how do we live out this calling? 

  • Blend In or Stand Out?

    Stand Out 3D Concept, One Man Glowing Among Other People in Dark Condition.

    As Christians, we often struggle with the dilemma of cultural relevancy pitted against cultural ‘purity.’ How do we honor God while living in a society that definitively does not?