Articles Tagged 'Culture'

The Whole World

The Whole World

Why is our sight so short-sided that we cannot see the whole world at Jesus' Table of grace?

Phil Ware continues his series on 'Beyond Bread and Wine' focusing on Jesus' death for the sin of the whole world and a special Sunday in Bangkok, Thailand.

The Gospel According to Nintendo

The Gospel According to Nintendo

How do we leverage creation to cry out for the Creator to be the guiding force in our lives?

Phil Ware continue their series on Finding Our Story in God's Story of Redemption by focusing on the beauty of creation, the arts, and sharing God.

Can Jesus Survive Religion's Failures?

Can Jesus Survive Religion's Failures?

How has Jesus survived the messes his followers have made over the centuries?

Jesus and the gospel message about Jesus continues to be more resilient than the failures, foibles, and fractures among his people.

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

So what does this mean for all of us!

Rubel Shelly writes about the current epidemic of racism that has shown up in recent days and has been confronted with the Black Lives Matter campaign.

Mud Dauber Determination

Mud Dauber Determination

Saving spiders for their kids to eat?

Cathy Messecar uses the image of a mother mud dauber to give us some insight into a mother's role about paralyzing the evil influences in our children's lives.

Making a Connection

Making a Connection

What can we learn from Jesus on how to connect when communicating?

Phil Ware looks at Jesus' interaction with the man with leprosy in Mark 1 and how it is a blueprint for how we need to be in our communication with others.

Building a Culture of Honor: Final Reflections

Building a Culture of Honor: Final Reflections

How in the world do we use Scripture to build a culture of honor?

Phil Ware finishes his series on building a culture of honor by focusing on Jesus and his birth and the awful way Herod misuses Scripture and worship.

Giving Thanks for Work?

Giving Thanks for Work?

Have you ever thought as your job as your primary place of worship?

Ron Rose reminds us that work is sacred and we should not divide our lives into sacred and secular boxes.

Building a Culture of Honor: Prayer

Building a Culture of Honor: Prayer

Prayer changes something much more important than our circumstances!

Phil Ware continues his series on building a culture of honor focusing this week on prayer, especially prayer as a redemptive tool of offering forgiveness and blessing to those who are our enemies and who mistreat us.

Building a Culture of Honor: Introduction

Building a Culture of Honor: Introduction

Can we build a culture of honor in a world that has a different set of values?

Phil Ware begins a series on building a culture of honor using Romans 12 as the basis and foundation of the study.

With You Always

With You Always

Can I really know and experience Jesus in my daily life?

Phil Ware does part 4 of a 5 part series on experiencing Jesus' presence from the gospel of Matthew, focusing on the Great Commission and Jesus' promise to be present.

Independence Day

Independence Day

How are we supposed to feel about all of this?

Phil Ware shares some thoughts about Independence Day, July 4, 2013, and what it means and should call us to do in our time and our situation in today's world.

The Work of My Father

The Work of My Father

What is my Father trying to teach me about his work?

Lisa Mikitarian reminds us that our Father in heaven has invited us into his work just like our earthly parents have sometimes invited us, and taken pride in us, working in their world.

Observations after a Trip to Africa

Observations after a Trip to Africa

What are your observations from traveling outside our country?

During my nine day visit to Africa, I experienced a number of things: policemen in Malawi toting weapons asking for a ride to their headquarters about five miles away, bicycles as transports for almost everything, friendliness of the people, security for

From Drift to Shift

From Drift to Shift

Where are you going to end up when you get there?

Phil Ware begins a series called shift and warns about the dangers of drifting with culture and losing our way.

Don't Go Fishing?

Don't Go Fishing?

It's time to fish or be bait!

Phil Ware continues his series on Light on the Dark Side of the Mountain and shares the story of Jonah with us.

Root Rot

Root Rot

Can you get too much of a good thing?

Mike Barres reminds us that often what culture is giving us as water is not God's truth and will rot our roots.

Behind Enemy Lines

Behind Enemy Lines

Where do you live your life of faith?

Phil Ware talks about persecution of believers today and how we can make a difference.

I Don't Want Them to Change Me!

I Don't Want Them to Change Me!

Why keep doing what you're doing?

Alan Smith uses a story by Elie Wiesel to help make the point that sometimes we have to do things that seem even futile because we don't want to be changed into something we don't want to be.

Finding Beauty

Finding Beauty

So where can you go to find beautiful things?

Lisa Mikitarian shares some thoughts on motherhood and finding beauty and overcoming the nature of pop-culture.

The Front Porch

The Front Porch

What kind of concept is this for a church?

Phil Ware shares how his church suddenly saw their call from God to be a front porch to the people of their community and how it changed them and helped them find their roots right back in the early story of Jesus' followers.

Willing to Be Weirdos

Willing to Be Weirdos

Are you willing to pitch a tent with the weirdos outside the camp?

God calls us to be weird, different, to be like Christ who died outside the camp to help those caught inside to find his glory and grace.

'Tis the Season

'Tis the Season

So what are you going to focus on this season?

Rubel reminds us that Christmas is the season for many things depending on who we are. So let's use this season to be a blessing and not to stir trouble and let's do it responsibly and with grace.

Your View of God

Your View of God

So what do you mean when you say

Four views of God in today's culture remind us of the basic truth that we all have a hunger to know the Almighty!

Where to Find the Help of a Friend?

Where to Find the Help of a Friend?

Do you have any idea how many there actually are?

With so many lonely people out there, how are we going to be like Jesus and God and minister to their loneliness and isolation?