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The "Acceptable" Prosperity Gospel

If you have been in the church for awhile, you are aware of the dangers of the prosperity gospel, otherwise known as the "health & wealth" movement. Or as we called it in my youth, the "blab it & grab it" gospel. Whatever you call it, it's dangerous, misleading and an affront to the true gospel of Jesus Christ. However, is it possible that even evangelicals who reject this...

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Why Christian Kids Leave Leave the Faith

While the statistics on Christian youth leaving the church are often overblown, for those who experience this reality among their own family or friends it is painful to watch. Tim Challies writes a brief post about some reasons, and more importantly some solutions, to this situation. ...

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If the U.S only had 100 people: Charting American's religious affiliations

With millions and millions of people and various religious belief systems it can be really hard to understand where we as a country stand on religion. The Pew research institute released a study that can help wrap our heads around this question. It's worth the 10 minutes it takes to read to understand where America stands religiously. ...

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How Not to Teach the Bible to Your Kids...

As a parent, few things I teach my kids are as necessary as God's Word. Yet, it is easy to teach moral lessons and completely miss the gospel message. If you're like me, I don't want to raise moral, self-righteous children. I want to raise children who are impressed and amazed by the grace of God given to them in the gospel! But it is easy to do the first and not the secon...

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Do Christian Parents Flirt With the Idol of Safety?

As staff we were talking about the dangers of living in such a blessed area like South Orange County. However, sometimes those blessings can get us too comfortable and allow weaknesses to develop. One such weakness is being too used to comfort and safety. All of us are parents and we asked an honest question: are we more concerned with our child's safety than the call of t...

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Every Church Member Has a Job in the Church....

We want the church to flourish and be an ongoing display of God's gospel. One very important, yet sometimes non-intuitive way that happens is through the simply actions of its members. This important article by the Gospel Coalition will help us think better about the best place on earth....

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The Importance of Getting the Gospel Right in your Church

Saying that you're "all about the gospel" is popular today (We say it on our very own website!). But what exactly do we mean by that statement? Dever, Greer & Onwuchekwa help us think more clearly on this popular phrase....

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An Introduction to Biblical Theology

Biblical theology is necessary for being able to read, understand and be amazed at Scripture. Yet so few people within the church even know what it is. This is an excellent 10,000' overview on the topic by D.A Caron....

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