Since the movie, I Can Only Imagine hit theaters, I’ve had imagination on my mind quite a bit lately. For Christians, our ability to “see” the unseen is vital to our walk with the Lord in this world. But how we do that is anything but obvious. In a previous post, I mentioned four ways to revitalize our Christian imagination … Read More
In the movie, The Father of the Bride, Steve Martin tells his daughter, Annie, she should put her jacket on because it’s cold outside. She completely ignores her father’s suggestion, but when her fiancé gives her the exact same advice, she quickly grabs her jacket. Sometimes pastoring feels a lot like Steve Martin did at that moment. Is Your Church … Read More
What Bart Millard and His Mother Can Teach Us About Unforgiveness “Did Bart Millard ever talk to his mother again after she left?” That’s the question I asked myself after watching the film, I Can Only Imagine. When you’ve only got a minute of screen time to tell a years-long story, details can often be hard to find. Thankfully, … Read More
Are mature Christians allowed to imagine, or is that something only children do? In today’s post, we make a case for a healthy Christian imagination. More than a simple escape, imagination is a gospel-drenched way to go deeper into God’s reality—to open the eyes of our hearts and see our whole world in the light of Jesus.
He was on a boat, headed for America when a massive storm rose up and began ravaging the boat. Immediately, he became scared out of his mind, frightened for his life, and started negotiating with God. “God, I can’t die. If you just let me live through this, I promise I’ll …” In the middle of his panic, he looked … Read More
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
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.