Category: Spiritual Growth

The Search for Identity

By Jim Baton “Nobody knows my name.” I remember my wife complaining about this to me after we’d already lived several years in Indonesia. Even friends and neighbors called her “Jim’s Wife,” “Evan’s Mom,”...

The Paradox of Flourishing

An interview with Andy Crouch by Dave Baker Andy Crouch is an expert on many things. His book about creativity, Culture Making: Recovering our Creative Calling, won the Christianity Today book of the year...

An Education in Grace

by Tim Chaddick For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present...

What Gets Left Behind

by Jordan Nelson Released in 2014, the first installment of the revamped Left Behind series might very well be the last. With the opening weekend topping out at $6 million in box offices sales...

A Woman of Strength

by Kelly Gissendaner A strong woman works out every day to keep her body in shape, but a woman of strength kneels in prayer to keep her soul in shape. A strong woman isn’t...

Detox from Do-Do

by Christopher West I just noticed in typing the above title that there’s a double meaning here. I meant it first as a statement about the toxic nature of our Western production-oriented-always-doing (“do-do”) mentality....

Leaning into Jesus

What happens when we allow Jesus to exchange our scarcity for his abundance? by Shane Enete I still remember how I felt when I received my first paycheck on a cool spring day during...