Articles

Honor Others: The Key to Unity Don McMinn

As we seek to be obedient, the blessings of honoring one another pour out into the body of Christ. It really is the key to proper functioning. (1 Cor. 12:12, 27) Just like our physical bodies work best when all the various parts are functioning properly, the spiritual body of Christ is at its best ...more

Honor and Blessings Can Be Ours Don McMinn

When we think about what we owe others, usually money, favors and other tangible support come to mind. But our Lord says it is that and more. “Give everyone what you owe him: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.” (Rom 13:7) The ...more

The Profile of a Worshipper Don McMinn

"He whose walk is blameless will minister to me" (Psalm 101:6).  God is not just seeing worship. He's seeking worshipers (John 4). Otherwise, we could just listen to praise music on our iPods, put it on continuous play, and be done with it. God would be appeased and we could do our own thing. But ...more

Hurry Up and Wait Reconsidered Don McMinn & Kimberly Spring

Here I am toe-tapping again, my silent protest to waiting. My body weight shifts every few minutes as I check my watch and tap some more. I can feel the stress engulf me like a balloon pumped with air until the surface is taut. When we wait for others, it is all about us. How we are ...more

Pray Effectively for Others Don McMinn & Kimberly Spring

In the Old Testament, Samuel declares that he would be sinning against the Lord if he fails to pray for the Israelites. (1 Sam. 12:23) The value of praying for others is a familiar Christian call to action, but how can we do so effectively, giving the practice more than cursory lip service? First ...more

A Christian Leader's Priorities Tom Lutz

The Christian leader that builds his role on Christ-centered bedrock is blessed with a sound foundation for setting priorities and is more faithfully followed because those he leads know the basis for his direction.  To determine the “non-negotiable” priorities you must establish, clarify the ...more

My Heaven-Journey Andy McQuitty

Jenny Simmons recently wrote me a cool letter from Bussloo, Apeldoorn, Netherlands where their band Addison Road was touring. She talked about how weird it felt to be in a foreign country with all the strange sounds and smells and language and a general sense of unsettling unfamiliarity. I didn’t ...more

Keys to a Fair Fight: Conflict Resolution Chet Weld

The essential step in dealing with conflict is to strengthen the relationship (maintain the connection). Here are the steps you should consider in preparing to address the conflict: prepare your heart, prepare what to say, and prepare for the context. In preparing your heart you have to ask ...more

Lost and Found Karen Holford

Our town still has one of those old-fashioned markets with little stalls piled high with fruit and vegetables, and the vendors calling out their best deals, each one clamouring for our attention and our money. It is a busy, bustling, noisy sort of place to go, and there's always lots to see as ...more

Worship Defined Don McMinn

What is worship? Who can experience it? Do we only worship on Sunday mornings? Do only musicians worship? What does it feel like? How do I become a worshiper of God? Some subjects are so broad that they defy definition. St. Augustine once lamented, "What, then, is time? If no one asked of me, I ...more