Stephen R. Morefield has seen churches hurting Christians and Christians hurting the church. How do we deal with these disappointing realities? Should we stay or go?
A part of our brain activates when we’re thinking about ourselves or what others think of us. When that happens, we aren’t truly present for others. But holy noticing can help.
With too much to do and too little time and energy to do it, life’s plate fills up quickly. Christ-followers are tempted to see “church” as just another option in the buffet of life. But there’s a problem with viewing church this way.
The most glossed-over sections of Paul’s epistles are the endings. But if we listen carefully, they contain rich ministry principles.
Friendships don’t just spring from nothing. Friendships require forging. Good friendships require constancy, candor, counsel, and carefulness.
How to you love that person that just bothers you? Is there any way to love them? Yes, but we have to learn to love like Jesus.