Storytellers To The World

Storytellers To The World: A Conversation With Jon Erwin “It’s not about pastors getting passionate about what I’m doing. It’s that I’m passionate about what they’re doing.” Jon Erwin wants the movie, I Can Only Imagine, to come alongside the local church to help them reach their communities. “I don’t think a movie can do the work of the church, … Read More

Remaining Faithful When God Doesn’t Rescue You

What If God Doesn't Rescue me

Have you ever needed God to rescue you from a difficult or painful situation? It’s hard to trust God when things keep going wrong in life, especially when you feel beat down and powerless to change your circumstances. Whether it’s your health, relationships, finances or some other situation, God wants you to have faith in his promises when things seem … Read More

Do You Believe God Can Heal Wounds No One Else Sees?

Do You Believe God Can Heal Wounds No One Else Sees?

A few years ago I was walking through an art museum, turned a corner, and had my breath taken away. It wasn’t a statue, a painting or an exhibit. It was the sign hanging over an exhibition. The sign read: “Touch Me, I’m Sick.” It hung above the entrance to a traveling display that featured photographs from Charles Peterson. Peterson … Read More

He Is Jehovah Rapha and He’s The God Who Heals

THE GOD WHO HEALS

You can learn a lot from a name, and that’s especially true of God. Throughout the Bible, God presents himself with different names. Each name reveals something important about God. One of the names of God is Jehovah-Rapha, “the Lord who heals.” Names are funny. We label people by their names. Our name somehow defines us even though most of … Read More

How Do I Forgive Someone Who Doesn’t Deserve It?

How Do I forgive someone who doesn't deserve it?

We know from the teachings of Jesus that forgiveness is necessary to the Christian life, but how does that perspective change when a person has deeply hurt you? What if they hurt someone you love, show no remorse, or do not believe they were even in the wrong? How can we learn to forgive someone who does not deserve it? … Read More

I Lost My Husband, Is God Still Good?

Is God Still Good?

Death is something everyone experiences in their lives. The pain and sorrow that death brings are never easy to cope with. We are shaken when someone we know passes away, and this is only amplified when we are close to the person. How can we trust that God is still good even when he takes away the person we are … Read More

How Can God Heal My Broken Heart?

How Can God Heal My Broken Heart

In the small groups that I lead, I sometimes do a night of “Boundary Breaker” questions. Some of the questions are light, such as, “What’s your favorite TV show?” Others are not. A question we always ask is, “When is a day you died a little?” This question usually goes deep since we all can recall a time we suffered … Read More

How Can I Trust God When Everything Goes Wrong?

Whether big or small, we have all faced tragedy. In fact, many of us have confronted tragedies one after another in our lives. Sometimes it seems as soon as our circumstances begin to take a turn for the better, we are hit with another setback. You may have even faced a tragedy today. When this happens, it leaves us wondering: … Read More

Is My Sin Beyond God’s Forgiveness?

Forgiveness Of God

“Every time I looked in the mirror, all I could see was a monster, someone who had shattered lives.” -Darryl Davis Many of us have experienced a moment like this – we look in the mirror and do not recognize the person we see. We know God’s grace is great, but when it comes to specific shortcomings – our own … Read More

The Power Of Community When You Feel Lonely

The Power Of Community When You Feel Lonely

My friend Kyle is a pastor of a church community that broadcasts on TV. He has also written several books. What this means is he gets a lot of letters. Tons of people share their problems with him and seek his guidance. On occasion, I’ve asked him for advice from one Pastor to another. “What chapter should I be sure … Read More