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.
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.
By Kyle Idleman The way we apply Christmas to our own lives is to look at other people as more important than us, to set aside our own interests for the sake of others. Is that how you would describe your life? Is that how you would describe your home over the holidays?
By Kyle Idleman Are you ever caught off guard by the darkness within you? There is darkness within each of us. If I’m being honest, I must admit – I’m still afraid of the dark. Only one thing can wipe it away.
By Kyle Idleman This is the biggest difference between regret and repentance. Many of us will have an awakening and regret that things have turned out the way they have, but we won't repent of our part in it...
By Kyle Idleman I’ve noticed that even when we get what we hoped for, we often still find that we’re disappointed. Things don’t live up to our expectations. And, after enough disappointment, we lower our expectations and then we settle. We accept that it is just the way life is.
By Vince Antonucci I’ve found that many Christians are hesitant to get involved in the lives of people who aren’t believers. Churches can be nervous about someone far from God showing up and getting involved. Why? We think that their lives might be messy.
By Caleb KaltenbachLove the sinner, hate the sin. Even typing the phrase gets me worked up. If there was ever a phrase I wish I could cut out of society, this is one of them. I believe that this phrase has added to lost relationships, divided families, lonely holidays, depressed feelings, and so much more.
By Vince Antonucci “DO YOU LET SINNERS SERVE IN YOUR CHURCH?” This is one of most frequent questions I get from other pastors. It’s not typically worded this way, and it almost always is asked with the best of intentions.
By Vince Antonucci Every year we do a sermon series based on a movie at our church in Las Vegas. Our church members look forward to this series each year as it generates a lot of excitement, activity and engagement.
By Kyle Idleman Some of us have mistakenly believed that once we became Christians, life would be free of complications, smooth sailing, a rosy journey with no splinters or thorns along the way. No trials or difficulties. No sins, no struggles...