Articles Tagged 'Cred'

Credentials

Credentials

What are the achievements that validate your credibility at doing the things you are called to do?

Phil Ware looks at the way we chase and give credibility in our world and reminds how Paul showed credibility in his own: becoming a servant, in weakness, and letting God's glory and power be seen in him.

How to Discredit Christianity

How to Discredit Christianity

Want to know how to make unbelievers disbelieve even more?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that wild predictions about Jesus' return on specific dates often are used by sceptics to discredit Christianity.

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.

Where Is Your Olive Oil?

Where Is Your Olive Oil?

Where do you go when you don't think you have enough?

Robyn F. Johnson shares the story of the widow and Elisha in 2 Kings 4, and she reminds us that God cares for us and provides for us, we just need to look for our little vial of olive oil and offer it to him.

What is Core: Communion

What is Core: Communion

When we gather in Jesus' name, something transcendent happens: He is there with us!

Phil Ware talks about what is core to our faith and then ties it to everyday meals as well as our celebration of the Lord's Supper.

Holy Passion: Sacred Sexuality

Holy Passion: Sacred Sexuality

What, talk about sex and God in the same sentence?

Phil Ware shares about the sacredness of our sexual relationship as husbands and wives and calls us to follow Jesus in how we deal with this issue.

Looking for a Sacred Job?

Looking for a Sacred Job?

Isn't it time to consider giving up your secular work?

Ron Rose talks about the difference and the parallel of sacred and secular work and the jobs we have and do and whether or not we are secular or sacred people.

Living for Just One!

Living for Just One!

Will you live all of life as worship, or just a few hours per wek?

Phil Ware asks what we should wear to worship God and challenges us to see all of life as sacred space!

The Forgotten Virtue

The Forgotten Virtue

Is it hard to be humble when you think yourself great?

Rubel Shelly talks about the virtue of humility and how it is in short supply these days.

The National Debt

The National Debt

How did we get into this mess?

Rubel Shelly is talking about money and debt and solutions to it at a national and personal level.

The Father's Love

The Father's Love

How deep is His love for us?

Tom Norvell reminds us of the overwhelming deep love the Father has for us and reminds us that he gives us glimpses of this in a good father's relationship and love for his children.

Trust?

Trust?

I'm not sure I'm that trusting: are you?

Patrick Odum talks about a strange occurrence involving trust, a New York ad agency worker, a homeless man, and an American Express Card, which reminds us that God trusts us.

A Broader View of the Sacred

A Broader View of the Sacred

Where are we called to live holy lives, in private or in public?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that all space is sacred space and that all of life is bound up with the holy because God is with us and in us.

Worship in the Real World

Worship in the Real World

Why is it so easy to draw this line?

Phil Ware reminds us that there should be no line between sacred and secular for followers of Jesus.

How Falsehoods Diminish Truth

How Falsehoods Diminish Truth

Why would we discredit the resurrection of Jesus by our lifestyle?

Rubel Shelly tells how a famous author fabricated her tale as a Holocaust survivor and then reminds us that this lie diminishes the truth of the Holocaust, and we diminish the truth of Jesus by living in ways which contradict what we say we believe.

Give Mary Credit

Give Mary Credit

What about Mary?

Jeff Lee reminds us about Mary's faith, but he also reminds us of the importance of having a heart like hers.

Work as Witness

Work as Witness

Can my daily work actually be sacred work?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that for Christians all of life is a place of sacred activity, especially our work.

The War on Materialism

The War on Materialism

What's the real threat to our culture?

Rubel Shelly writes about our greatest cultural enemy in spiritual warfare, consumerism or greed.

With Gentleness and Respect

With Gentleness and Respect

How do we change the anti-Christian perspective of our culture?

Phil Ware talks about the need to live the life of Jesus before the world or our witness doesn't mean anything at best and creates hostility at worst to Christianity.

Exercising the Spirit: Lectio

Exercising the Spirit: Lectio

Have you really been listening for God in his word?

If we are to grow in our spiritual walk, we must exercise the Spirit within us and one way is lectio divina, sacred reading.

All Space is Sacred Space

All Space is Sacred Space

Can we segment our lives into secular and sacred?

All space must be reclaimed as sacred space.

What You Owe

What You Owe

To whom are you indebted?

Take care of our debts because when we don't it reflects poorly on the church and God's people.

In the Presence

In the Presence

What do you go to church to do?

We need to remember that when we assemble, God joins us and it is a holy moment.

Who Gets the Credit?

Who Gets the Credit?

Does it matter who gets teh credit?

It's amazing what happens when no one worries about who gets the credit.

The Church Was Used For What?

The Church Was Used For What?

What's cookin' in your church's kitchen?

Some places are holy and we shouldn't violate these sacred spaces.