I’m not bragging when I say this. My wife didn’t want to get married growing up. At least, she tells me that she didn’t want to get married too early. She wanted to wait. She wanted to put it off. She didn’t want to be the stereotypical “Ring by...
Greetings from Waynesville, North Carolina. I was 25 when I felt the call to go into pastoral ministry. More specifically, I felt like God was calling me to plant a church. At the time, I had no clue when, where, or even how to do this.  I was a part-time worship leader...
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Nothing like this had ever happened before. In the beginning, there was God. And nothing else. Not an empty space and an endlessly ticking clock. Just nothing. No space. No time. Space and time are included under the heading...
Our “Book of the Month” feature (which, by the way, is not a monthly installment) allows us to highlight books that we have appreciated and that we feel may be beneficial for you as well. This “month” I want to share one of the most helpful books I’ve ever read:...
Swaziland has the unfortunate distinction of leading the world in HIV/AIDS infection, which means it is a country with many orphaned and neglected children. Over the course of two trips, my wife and I experienced this overwhelming need firsthand and knew we wanted to help feed the children of...
From the very beginning, Christians have had a difficult time deciding how to live out Jesus’ statement that we are to be in the world but not of it. What does that mean exactly? Certainly the fact that we are not of the world means that we cannot buy...
Eternity Bible College has just rolled out one the most exciting tools we’ve ever created. I’m going to share briefly about it here and offer it to you at a discount, but first the rationale. Every Christian has a responsibility to know God, to study his word, and to help...
Nine years ago, the Creator revealed Himself to me. His Spirit redeemed me and ripped me from the life of destruction I was leading myself into.  My whole world was shaken when I realized that my foundation, the one I built for myself and the one my culture built...
In many American churches, consumerism is being used as a vehicle for the gospel. With lessons gleaned from the entertainment industry and the world of marketing, these churches present the gospel using forms of communication familiar to every American. Many people hear the gospel through this type of church....
The world is a vampire sent to drain; secret destroyers hold you up to the flames. So says Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins, and it’s not easy to prove him wrong. Every human being simply shows up on earth. No orientation, no training. We just find ourselves here and have...
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