Talking Points, Part 2: Choose Sides

Our political views are shaped by a number of variables: our backgrounds, education, and personal experiences to name a few. It’s easy to feel like our view is the right one, but the person beside you is more precious to God than your political view. August 2, 2020

Talking Points, Part 1: One Is The Win

Your favorite candidate will win or lose based on how our country votes this November. However, the church will win or lose based on our behavior between now and then. Listen to Talking Points, Part 1: One Is The Win with Rich Barrett.

Good Grief: Loving Other Losers

When we experience a loss, we are tempted to minimize it and push past it without truly dealing with the pain. This same temptation is equally present in those around us. They are tempted to minimize their losses, and we’re tempted to support their minimization. But there is a better way, and God wants to use us to help. July 12, 2020

Good Grief: Rest In Peace

When we experience a loss, we often don’t know how to respond. Ultimately, there are only two choices. And our choice will determine what we experience—not just in the present, but for the rest of our lives. We don’t choose what we lose, but we can choose how we respond. July 5, 2020

The Blessing

There is something in all of us that desires affirmation from our dads. If we don’t receive it, we often go looking for it . . . sometimes in all the wrong places. Some of us received this blessing. Some of us didn’t. For some of us, the voice of our fathers is gone. The good news is that we can all receive a blessing from our heavenly Father today, no matter who we are or what our past experiences have been. This could change everything—not only for us, but also for those that follow in our footsteps. June 21, 2020

Me and My Big Mouth: Who’s My Neighbor

In recent weeks, we’ve had our hearts broken. Precious human lives have been taken right before our eyes. What is our hope for the human race? What is our responsibility as followers of Jesus to bring this hope to the world? And how should it play out in the words we speak? Really, has there ever been a more important time to be quick to listen, and slow to speak? June 7, 2020

Me and My Big Mouth: Untamable

Like a small spark that has the potential to scorch an entire green forest, our tongues are untamable, with the power to control our whole bodies. We have a tool that can be used to build up those around us or tear them down in just a few words. What do we do with that kind of power? We can’t lock it away. But we can, by God’s grace, learn to control it. May 31, 2020