Love, Affirmation, and the Role of Maundy Thursday

“Jesus would’ve baked the cake.” “Christians hate LGBTQ people.” “You’re on the wrong side of history” “Why can’t you let them be ‘their true selves’?” “That’s just your truth, not mine.” And, perhaps most painful, especially when it comes from a friend or family member: “If you love me, you’d accept me for who I … More Love, Affirmation, and the Role of Maundy Thursday

Who invented Basketball? History of YMCA, YWCA, International Red Cross & more

American Minute with Bill Federer The founder of the YMCA was George Williams was born in 1821 on an English farm in Dulverton, Someset. Baptized into the Church of England, he described himself growing up to be “a careless, thoughtless, godless, swearing young fellow.” As a result, his family sent him away to apprentice at a draper’s shop in Bridgwater. In … More Who invented Basketball? History of YMCA, YWCA, International Red Cross & more

Devotional Thought for Today – 04/02/2022

MATTHEW 20 CONTEXT: Matthew Henry breaks down this chapter as follows: We have four things in this chapter. I. The parable of the laborers in the vineyard, ver 1-16. II. A prediction of Christ’s approaching sufferings, ver 17-19. III. The petition of two of the disciples, by their mother, reproved, ver 20-28. IV. The petition of the two … More Devotional Thought for Today – 04/02/2022

What Does the Bible Say about Evangelism?

This article is part of the What Does the Bible Say? series. Included in This Article Definitions and Summary Why Evangelism Matters for Everyday Life Key Passages about Evangelism FAQ about Evangelism For Personal Reflection Definitions and Summary In a Nutshell — Evangelism is teaching or preaching the gospel with the aim to persuade. That’s it. I’m lifting … More What Does the Bible Say about Evangelism?

5 Questions about the Local Church

This article is part of the Questions and Answers series. Q: What are the necessary elements of a church? A: To qualify as a church, three “marks” must be present: the preaching of the word of God, the administration of the ordinances, and the ministerial care and oversight of the church, or church discipline. These three marks—Scripture, … More 5 Questions about the Local Church