I’ll bet you’ve never given much thought to tumbleweeds. If you’re from the Southwest, like I am, then you’ve likely seen many. Or, perhaps, they bring to mind images of old western movies. But, the other day I heard an analogy about tumbleweeds that struck me as so profound. You see, a tumbleweed is just … Continued
Tyler Smiley (Associate Missions Pastor) shares a brief word about the apostle Thomas and his doubts. Produced by Kim Nichols
Every July 4th, Americans wave flags, belt out our national songs triumphantly, and consume a lot of barbecue and lemonade. The danger of our July 4th celebrations, as Christian people, is that sometimes we take patriotism beyond gratitude, morphing it into a nationalist idolatry. As Christ-followers, there are two things we should remember as we celebrate America: First, … Continued
When peace like a river, attendeth my way, When sorrows like sea billows roll; Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say It is well, it is well, with my soul. The author of this hymn, Horatio Spafford, had become all too familiar with tragedy by the time he composed these words in 1873. Two … Continued
I am telling you these things now while I am still with you. But when the Father sends the Advocate as my representative—that is, the Holy Spirit—he will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you. “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I … Continued
If you ask random people you with get random answers. People say he is: a historical figure, a great teacher, a prophet sent by God, a myth, a good man, a creation of God, a righteous man, the Son of God and God in flesh. Some of these are true, and some of these are … Continued
“It’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine.” Really? Growing up as a child of the 80’s, I remember listening to that song by R.E.M. (on my cassette tape!) and even singing along with the few lines I remembered. However, I don’t think I ever really thought much about the … Continued
In the Christian community, the following questions are often pondered: How should a Christian deal with depression? What does the Bible say about depression? Should a Christian ever be depressed? How can a Christian overcome depression?