In Our Father’s House: Defining and embracing every Christian’s role as a steward living under Christ’s authority
“Stewardship” is one of those Christian words that is more often used than understood. Typically, we employ it to mean simply fundraising or charity. But there’s much more to it. It refers to our responsibility as caretakers of creation in Christ’s absence but under his authority.
Living Out of Control: Overcoming our need to impose Control on others, and to resist God’s authority over us
If we were honest, most of us would agree that the world would be so much better if everyone was just like us, so we spend much of our time and energy trying to make them so, by imposing our opinions and preferences upon the world.
The Joy of Less: Finding contentment in moderation and generosity
True biblical simplicity is liberating. It frees us from what Richard J. Foster calls “the tyranny of things.” We are no longer controlled by the need to get ahead, keep us with the Joneses, or to win the rat race. We are freed to focus on the things that really matter and lay the rest aside.
Here I Am to Worship: Rediscovering the practice and purpose of worship
A survey conducted by the Barna Group revealed that most people who regularly attend worship services admit they don’t know what “worship” means. If we approach worship with unrealistic expectations or mistaken assumptions, we’ll be disappointed; or worse, we’ll twist worship into a form that pleases us but is disconnected from God.
The Purpose of Pain: Discovering the many unexpected roles that pain plays in God’s creation
The existence of pain represents one of the biggest obstacles to faith for many who just can’t seem to reconcile the state of the universe and the course of everyday life with the kind of supreme being they’ve always imagined.
The Fellowship of Solitude: Finding balance amid the hustle and bustle of life and its many calls to interactive community
The Bible frequently tells of of Jesus’ practice of going off by himself to a “lonely place,” but our modern culture, for whatever reason, has come to view the desire to be alone as an anomaly–even a pathology. This shouldn’t be. Learn how times of solitude can contribute to a rich and fruitful life.