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Are We Hijacking Repentance? Thabiti Anyabwile

 I’d like to list a few ways the biblical idea of repentance can indeed be stolen. Unhitch Method One way to hijack something would be to unhitch the word from the meaning the way a hijacker might disconnect the cab of an 18-wheeler from the cargo carrying trailer behind. In this approach, ...more

The Blessing of Solitude Caroline Leaf

In a world that is fast-paced, demanding, and stressful, in a society that demands quick fixes and easy solutions, it is difficult to take the time to just think.  I mean, what is the point of just thinking? Well, learning to be alone with our thoughts is actually quite important, especially when ...more

12 Spiritual Fears Jesus Wants You to Conquer! Tom Terry

I know what you are afraid of. I’ve been there myself. I understand what it means to have spiritual fear. Maybe you’e never heard it put that way before, but you know what those fears are. They range from simply sharing Jesus with a person you’ve just met to suffering for your faith. Living in the ...more

Kingdom-Centered Prayer Tim Keller

Throughout the Old and New Testaments and church history, every spiritual awakening was founded on corporate, prevailing, intensive, kingdom-centered prayer. We cannot create spiritual renewal by ourselves, but we can “prepare the altar” and ask God to send his Holy Spirit to change our hearts, our ...more

Lead When You Don't Have All the Answers! Judah Smith

On more than one occasion, I’ve sat with people and listened as they described in detail how their lives are falling apart around them. As the tragedies unfold, I start to get depressed because honestly, I don’t see a way out.  The stories typically end with them asking me, “So—what should I do ...more

Urgent or Important? How Will You Know? Jon Acuff

More than likely, you’ve spent most of your life choosing to do more than is possible and beating yourself up for not being able to keep up. “I should be able to handle all of this. Yes, I’ve added a new goal to my life that I care about. Yes, I’m trying to put a new daily action into an already ...more

How God Wants You to Work John Beeson

Today, I would like to get practical by offering biblical wisdom regarding work for a few specific groups of people. Those groups are students, stay at home moms and dads, those who don’t like their job, those who love their job, and retirees. For students: Even though you’re not paid, you do have ...more

5 Things that Stop Joy and Simplicity Randy Alcorn

Joy Hlavka Forney grew up in our church. She is a missionary to Uganda and teaches powerfully on how to live victoriously in the midst of difficult circumstances. Here are Joy’s five excellent points, followed by my own reflections and some links below each: 1. Stop comparing. Comparison is ...more

The Greatest Leaders Sleep in Parking Lots Jon Acuff

How do you recognize a great leader when you see one? Jon Acuff describes his day with Dan Cathy from Chick-Fil-A:  "Jon, do you want to camp out in a Chick-fil-A parking lot in Pennsylvania this week?" That was a question Dan Cathy, the President of Chick-fil-A, asked me on the phone one ...more

History: Seen and Unseen Wars John Piper

History is being played out on two levels. One is seen, the other is unseen. One has humans as the main actors; the other has “gods” as the main actors. The two scripts are interwoven but not identical. What happens among the “gods” affects what happens among us. And what happens among us affects ...more