Why Can I Forgive Everyone, But I Can’t Forgive Myself?

Why Can I Forgive Everyone But I Can't Forgive Myself?

A few years ago at our church in Las Vegas, we did a sermon series on forgiveness. The first three weeks dove into forgiving the people who have hurt you. This was a wildly popular topic and our attendance shot up each week. What surprised me the most happened in the fourth week; that’s when our audience exploded. The fourth … Read More

A Guilt-Free Invitation to Christian Journaling

A GUILT FREE INVITATION TO CHRISTIAN JOURNALING

Does journaling make you a better Christian? No.. and yes. In this post, we skip the usual guilt-laden plea for Christian journaling. Instead, we look at the practice in the history of the Church and ask how keeping a daily journal can help deepen our walk with the Lord in concrete, practical ways.

5 Reasons Bart Millard Should’ve Given up on His Dreams

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Have your dreams ever collided with reality? In this post, we look at 5 of the hardest aspects of Bart Millard’s story and why they should’ve put an end to all his hopes and dreams. More importantly, we learn that God’s reality is much better than our present circumstances. As much as we might be tempted to give up on ourselves, but He will never leave us nor forsake us.

Is Everyone A Child Of God?

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Is EVERYONE a child of God? It’s a paradoxical question because it’s true in one sense yet false in another. It’s true that God is our father by virtue of the fact he is our creator. It’s false in the sense that our sin separates us from him. Our sin puts us in a place where we’re not God’s children; … Read More

The Story of Reconciliation that Brought a Room Full of Pastors to Tears

The Story of Reconciliation that Brought a Room Full of Pastors to Tears

Pastors are supposed to be thick-skinned creatures, called and equipped by God to withstand the fiery darts of Satan-whether they manifest in the outright hostility of an unbelieving culture or the thinly veiled criticisms of a dissatisfied churchgoer. But, if you ask any pastor who’s been serving the Church for more than 10 minutes, he’ll have a handful of painful … Read More

Songs that Save: The Life-Saving Ministry of Music

Songs that Save: The Life-Saving Ministry of Music

Can songs save lives? In this post, we learn how God used one of Bart Millard’s songs to bring a soldier back from the brink of suicide. Then, we turn to the Bible to discover how God uses our singing to build each other up and draw others into a life-saving relationship with Him.

9 Reasons People Don’t Believe In God

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When I look back on my pre-Christian days, I realize it wasn’t so much that I was an atheist as I was more just apathetic. I guess I was an apatheist. I didn’t believe in God, but mostly I didn’t care. Believing in God was irrelevant to me. Today, why people don’t believe in God is totally relevant to me. … Read More

Why Do Christians Call God ‘Father’?

God calls himself our “Father.” That makes some of us smile. But not all of us. I’m acutely aware that when you think of the word father, you may not be thinking of going out in the backyard and playing catch. You’re also probably not thinking of someone who took you out for root beer floats on a warm summer … Read More

The Life Story Behind Bart Millard’s “I Can Only Imagine”

Life Story Behind Bart Millard's I Can Only Imagine

Some songs only take a few minutes to write. Others take an entire lifetime. In this post, we recount the story of Bart Millard’s traumatic childhood and the radical grace that transformed his abusive father into his best friend. Out of that transformation and the hope, Bart found following his father’s untimely death came the double platinum hit, “I Can Only Imagine.