When we visit a foreign country, it’s easy to spot the differences in cultures. Local customs and the way people respond are different than we’re used to. Ever find that your beliefs collide with those around you--even in your own hometown?
Between traffic, work, kids, shopping . . . all the things that fill up our days . . . it’s hard not to get wrapped up in the “daily-ness” of life. When we’re engaged in the busy-ness of life . . . what does it mean to be in the world but not of the world?
When you look back at our nation’s history, you’ll see many different ways “worldliness” was defined. An abhorrent sin during one era was perfectly normal in another. So how do we distinguish which is right and which is wrong?
No one is immune from problems. Even Christians struggle with alcoholism, abuse, adultery, and divorce. So what sets us apart from the rest of the world?
As Christians we’re called to be different . . . “set apart” . . . from the world. And yet, we live in a culture unsympathetic with our values.
Is there a difference between a Christian rock band and Christians in a rock band? How about a Christian business verses a Christian in a business? Want to make a difference but don’t know where to start?
Disagreements are part of daily life. And how we handle conflict is of great importance to God. Having difficulty addressing a difference in opinion? Don’t miss the practical advice.
Compromise is a slippery slope. One small infraction leads to another and another . . . and pretty soon you’re compromising everything you once held dear. Feel caught in the trap of a few poor choices in your life?
Growing up, your mother always said to choose your friends wisely. And when you became a parent . . . you remind your kids to do the very same thing.
Nobody sets out deliberately to get lost. You just go along making choices until suddenly you look around and wonder how you got here.
Some anecdotes are timeless. They speak to people across generations, across cultures. Let's study Jesus’ parable of the prodigal son.