October 31, 2018

Who is your Christian life all about? If you’re going to church or Bible study, reading your Bible, praying, tithing, worshipping, whatever – for YOU or solely so that you can be the best version of yourself, or for peace, wholeness, healing, joy, knowledge, etc., you’re missing a huge piece of the puzzle! The call is to be Christ-like, and to be Christ-like is to be others-focused. The defining attitude of Jesus and His people Read More

October 23, 2018

I don’t think Jesus is the least little bit impressed with our love of the idea about discipleship. I honestly don’t think He cares if the thought of it thrills us. It’s great that we love reading books on discipleship, listening to all the great podcasts and simulcasts out there and that we’re energized by all our little Bible studies and discussions about what it is, what it’s not and where the church is missing it when it comes toRead More

October 18, 2018

Christians say things like “Jesus has set me free” but do we really live like that? I think the startling truth is, no. We don’t really believe it and the evidence of that is – we don’t really live it. The rise of escapism within the Body of Christ is evidence of that. Escapism is the tendency to seek distraction and relief by avoiding unpleasant realities. We escape into Netflix, video games, romance novels, social media, sports, Read More