Book Excerpt

Facing Monsters and Befriending Enemies

Facing Monsters and Befriending Enemies

Enemy-love, says Dan White, Jr., calls us to move from the center of our convictions to the edge of our comfort zones. But this full-bodied kind of love collides with how we think we come to know people.

The Importance of the Here and Now

The Importance of the Here and Now

John Koessler says we try to move God’s agenda forward by miles when he is interested in the next few inches. We have to be open to the opportunity of the present.

Rediscovering the Church as Family

Rediscovering the Church as Family

The church has to be careful about taking cues from companies and nonprofits, says Lee Eclov. Rediscovering the church as a family—not an organization—changes everything.

Death and Deliverance: Modern Day Martyrdom

Death and Deliverance: Modern Day Martyrdom

Gospel messengers who brave hostile places don’t go to seek martyrdom, writes Tim Keesee. Rather they go to fully live for the glory of Christ and the sake of others, knowing they are in God’s hands.

Do You Want to Be Healed?

Do You Want to Be Healed?

Like the lame man Bartimaeus, we often want grace to do the healing and the walking. But Jesus does not abide that kind of soul paralysis. Instead, he says, “Get up, take up your bed, and walk.”

What it Means That We Have 'Died With Christ'

What it Means That We Have 'Died With Christ'

One of the most remarkable assertions of the apostle Paul is that Christians actually die with Christ. What does this mean? Tim Savage explains.