“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” (Philippians 4:8) For some reason, this verse is often used to talk about impure sexual thoughts and/or R-rated movies and/or violent video games. And that’s fine; it’s […]
It’s better to give AND receive!
This year give AND receive a gift via the Gifts of Hope program and you’re guaranteed to make a huge and lasting difference in the lives of some of the most overlooked and marginalized people in the developing world!
Each Gifts of Hope item has been carefully chosen to compliment the [...]
“And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. ” (Philippians 4:7) Of all of the promises in the Bible, this one might be the most immediately appealing to me. I want God’s irrational peace standing guard – it’s a military word – over my […]
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” (Philippians 4:6) “With thanksgiving.” In high school, those two words were voted “most likely to be ignored in Philippians 4:6.” (Yes, it was an odd category.) We’re so eager to get rid of our anxiety, […]
In episode #10, Heidi shares about the Big Comfy Couch!
ABOUT ‘SURRENDER IN THE CITY’
Have you ever wondered what it’d be like to live in Christian community amongst the street population in the inner-city where there’s open drug use?
Surrender In The City: A Year At The War College will give you a first hand account of [...]
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” (Philippians 4:6) What? Can you really just tell someone not to worry about anything – not to feel anxious, at all – and expect that they’ll be able to stop it? Just like that? We […]
“Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.” (Philippians 4:5) When we read the word gentleness, I think a lot of us imagine fawns and fields of wild flowers and cradling newborns. Are Christians supposed to walk around like timid little rabbits all of the time? No. In fact, we’re called to […]
Hey, here’s a really cool app we just found out about that will help you to combine your faith with your practice in order to change the world we live in!
In their words…
What if Christ-followers started a countercultural movement that reached far beyond a few days each December? Our Advent Conspiracy app provides a simple [...]
“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” (Philippians 4:4) How big is the gap between what you say you believe and how you’re feeling emotionally? That’s the question we’re going to tackle this week as we dig through part of Philippians 4. Paul wrote a lot about trusting God all the […]
“For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.” (Psalm 1:6) God knows. The words “watches over” in this verse can be read as “knows” or “knows and guides” or “knows and cares.” The big idea is that God knows where the righteous are going and […]