How to Experience Fatherhood Without Any Regrets

What are you running from as a dad?

I was in college and living in Nashville, The Buckle of the Bible Belt, when “I Can Only Imagine” first hit radio waves. It played “on repeat” across Christian and country stations. The song was powerful. But, I never knew the story behind the song. Now years later, watching this film as a dad, one major idea grabbed me. What … Read More

How God Uses Church Movie Events To Unite Communities

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Have you heard the powerful stories that have been shared as a result of the movie, I Can Only Imagine? Stories of forgiveness, healing, and redemption have poured in since the Erwin Brothers film made its theater debut on March 16, 2018. Reaching thousands and selling out theaters, I Can Only Imagine tells a story that captivates audiences and profoundly shares … Read More

When You Struggle With Believing God Loves You

Trace Adkins reminds Bart Millard Of God's Love

We are forgetful creatures, especially when it comes to the Gospel. In this short video clip, Bart Millard talks about his forgetfulness: What it Looks Like to Forget God Loves You In the video, Bart hits on three things that get to the heart of what life looks like when we forget the incredible gift of God’s love for us. … Read More

How To Share ‘I Can Only Imagine’ With Your Church

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I Can Only Imagine is the bestselling Christian song of all time, with versions charting on Christian, secular, gospel, and country music charts. The excitement behind I Can Only Imagine Movie is a huge opportunity for churches to engage not only their congregation but the whole community. We would like to take some time to answer some of the questions … Read More

Bring Everything You’ve Got: How to Imagine With All Your Heart

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Now that I Can Only Imagine is out, folks are beginning to wonder more and more about what imagination looks like in the Christian life. We’ve been looking at four ways to cultivate a Christian imagination. Some of those ways are: See the Bigger Picture Bring Everything You’ve Got Dare to Be Creative Redefine What’s Possible Today, I want to … Read More

Seeing The Bigger Picture Of God’s Plan

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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

A Message To Pastors About Using Film In Church

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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

What Bart Millard and His Mother Can Teach Us about Forgiveness

“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, Bart’s memoir fills in some of the gaps. When Adele (Bart’s mom) … Read More

Imagination: How to See With the Eyes of our Hearts

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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.

How Bart Millard Transformed Rejection Into Opportunity

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Have you ever been rejected? Can you remember that intense feeling of inferiority that came when someone said you weren’t good enough? In this post, we look at how God’s love speaks to our sense of inadequacy and challenges us to look forward to the day when we see our perfect acceptance in Christ.