4 Reasons People Don’t Want to Attend Church

I heard a lot during my formative years about the Great Commission that Jesus gave his disciples: “Go therefore into the world” to disciple, baptize and teach others about God in Christ (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 1:8). I learned that Jesus also gave his...

9 Ways to Help Children Grow Spiritually This Summer

The end-of-school and the beginning of summer offer opportunities for new rhythms and routines for families with children at home. For most, it’s time to play, travel to visit family, make memories of family togetherness, and, for the wise, to be still and rest....

Why Few Christians Know What It Means to be One

I carried a briefcase with files, books and documents whenever I traveled to meetings away from home before my files resided in the digital cloud. Prominently paper-clipped inside my briefcase on a small piece of paper was a word: Soar. The word represented a goal, a...

For Mary, Piercing Words Lead to God’s Blessings

I think the old man’s words are some of the fiercest to be found in the Scripture, if you are a parent, that is, and especially if you are a mother. That he says them to Mary, Jesus’ mother, at what you think should have been a celebrative time, the day of...