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.
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.
Vince Antonucci God doesn’t fit in our boxes. If I could fully understand God, he’d have to be less complex than the directions on my new IKEA furniture, and, I suspect, we’d all be in trouble.
By LeighAnne Turner You would think that a coming out confession would be an occasion when one would expect the bonds of love to be tested. Instead, Deborah offered a transparent response that demonstrates our call as Christians to extend love, support and accountability to those around us, just as God bestowed grace and mercy through his Son.
By Kyle Idleman God is continually at work within us, molding us into the image of Jesus. It’s not only a process, it's a partnership. God doesn’t force transformation on us; we work with him on it.
By Caleb Kaltenbach When people we love come to us and tell us about a part of their life that is out of line with Scripture, how should we respond? We can kick them out of our life. We can ignore it. We can change our beliefs so there’s no tension. Or we can keep loving them AND hold our beliefs firm.
VIDEO BLOG Jackie Hill-Perry is a writer and hip-hop artist who grew up in church, but didn't have a relationship with Christ. She found meaning in the love AND APPROVAL of other women, but God had a better plan for her.
By Caleb Kaltenbach When a loved one chooses to come out, the person they confide in usually does one of two things. They change their theology so there’s no conflict with their loved one. Or, they distance themselves from their loved one so there’s no conflict with their theology.
By Kyle Idleman Your spouse is the greatest good you’re ever gonna get. Nothing is more important than unity in marriage. You’re going to argue, but you’re also going to work through those arguments.
Some commitments are so strong that death itself can’t break them. Physically we may be apart, but spiritually and emotionally, the connection is alive and powerful.
It can be surprising and emotional on many levels when someone you love “comes out” to you. Too many people have missed an opportunity to build credibility through this conversation.
Christians don't have the best track record in loving people who are different from us. We have issues with people who have different political ideologies, different theologies, or different preferences in sexuality than we do.