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? 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
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
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
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
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.
All we have to do is look around to see brokenness all around us. It’s the reality of the world we live in. But for as much brokenness that exists, we see just as many examples of God’s restoration. We can find hope in the fact that our brokenness isn’t the end of our story. Each Story Is Different Ryan … Read More
I didn’t grow up going to church, or reading the Bible, or learning about Jesus. I’m not sure exactly what the “furthest thing from being a Christian” is, but I may have been it. I didn’t believe in God and I didn’t care. At the age of 20, I picked up a Bible for the first time. I had no … Read More