Tasting Bacon in the Pursuit of Holiness

Tasting Bacon in the Pursuit of Holiness

By Vince Antonucci Most christians struggle in their pursuit to live a holy life. We all have a part of our life that we want to hold on to. We also want holiness but we only want it on our own terms.

Soldier, Father, Murderer and...Child of God?

Soldier, Father, Murderer and...Child of God?

By Vince Antonucci Billy Moore, a 22-year-old Army Private, returned from deployment, only to learn his wife had a drug dealer boyfriend and had become addicted to heroin. Billy took their 3-year-old son and moved into a trailer. But things got worse...

Holy, Holy, Holy

Holy, Holy, Holy

By Vince Antonucci  God is holy, and God’s holiness is a big deal. What is holiness? The best and brightest of theologians have claimed that God’s holiness...

Unholy, Unholy, Unholy

Unholy, Unholy, Unholy

By Vince Antonucci We expect purity but we recognize that impurities are a problem. Impure things are often toxic and dangerous. We want impurities removed. But what if what’s impure is us?

Giving Up Control To Follow Jesus

Giving Up Control To Follow Jesus

By Kyle Idleman When you find yourself in that dark place where nothing is sure and you fear all may be lost, is your first reaction to delight in the love of God?

The Worst Sinner I Know

The Worst Sinner I Know

By Kyle Idleman Grace isn’t something you dissect and define. It's something that collides with and forever changes your life. But it's not as easy as it sounds, because before your life can collide with grace, you must first collide with the reality of your sin.

Can You Forgive Me?

Can You Forgive Me?

By Kyle Idleman Mr. Williams looked up from the starched white bed sheets to his nurse and asked, “Would you call my daughter Janie and tell her that I have had a mild heart attack? She is the only family that I have.” His eyes welled up with tears and his respiration sped up...

Religion Without Grace is Poisonous

Religion Without Grace is Poisonous

By Kyle Idleman They both sinned, in very similar ways, with a very similar effect. You might say even oddly similar. Except the rest of their stories could not be more different. Why? Because one missed out on the grace of God.

I Can't Keep Living Like This (But I Don't Think I Can Change)

I Can't Keep Living Like This (But I Don't Think I Can Change)

By Kyle Idleman Her eyes filled with tears as she told me her story of addiction and regret. Then she asked, “Do you think I’m good enough to be baptized?” She just couldn’t imagine God would still want her.

When you Don't Feel Loved by God

When you Don't Feel Loved by God

By Vince Antonucci  Hagar felt mistreated, abandoned, rejected, and absolutely alone, and so she ran. She ran, feeling like no one knew or cared what she was going through. What Hagar didn’t know was that God knew.

A Safe Place to Hide

A Safe Place to Hide

By Vince Antonucci Our souls are fragile, the world is sinful, and we try to escape the damage or the bad feelings by hiding. We may not realize it, but a lot of what we do is driven by our soul needing a safe place to hide.

The Oldest Game In The World

The Oldest Game In The World

By Vince Antonucci God is calling us out of hiding and into an authentic, fully transparent relationship with Him. That may scare us, but deep down it’s what we long for.