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The Bible calls the church to be an agent of influence and change to the culture around it.  Jesus tells us in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5) that we are to be the “salt of the earth and the light of the world.”  Our love for God and love for neighbor is to …

One of the sobering realities of this pandemic is that we are seeing a growing lack of interest in church attendance and participation.  Though most churches have pivoted to offer other forms of church participation like live streaming or drive-up church, the reality is most people have stopped connecting to their church altogether.  I’ve read …

If we take a look at what the Bible describes as a perfect disciple of Jesus, it would paint a picture of someone like this…  A perfect follower of Jesus would never be afraid.  He would live in a state of continual joy and contentment that would be unaffected by the chaos and turmoil that …

Matthew 5:13 (ESV) – 1“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.” When I read this verse, I think of influence.  These familiar words come from …

It seems that the news is bad at every turn.  We see in our feeds the upward spiral of the Covid-19 pandemic only to scroll down to watch our cities set on fire by the frustration and anger of protestors followed by stories of despair from those struggling with the long periods of isolation and …