Kingdom Culture

Presence of God > Emotional High

Experiencing the presence of God can cause you to feel intense emotions, but being emotional is not the equivalent of being in the presence of God.

Only A Dad by Edgar Guest

Doing, with courage stern and grim, 
The deeds that his father did for him. 
This is the line that for him I pen, 
Only a dad, but the best of men.

Sitting With Sinners

If you think you can’t be used because of your sin or issues, just remember that Jesus chose to dine with sinners far more often than with those who thought they were righteous.

Experiencing God In Another Language

“Tu está aquí.” Three simple Spanish words meaning “You are here.” They became the first words in a foreign language that I connected to God with. It turns out God can also be “Dios.”

Charismatic Beginnings

The fact is that I’m grateful for my charismatic beginnings. If not for the very realness and nearness of the God Benny Hinn described in his testimonial book Good Morning, Holy Spirit, I don’t know if I would have ever taken steps of faith.

The Life of David Part VII: Fatherhood

David was a much better king than he was a father. Many men who are great at their jobs or in church work fail to lead the next generation of their family

Why You Are Worthy To Attend Church

Nobody should feel like they cannot show up to church because they don’t have nice enough clothes to wear or they are stuck in a lifestyle of sin but don’t know how to get out. Come anyway.

A Thousand Times

So what is forgiveness anyway? Is it ignoring wrongs done and simply brushing them under the rug? Is it being passive and letting people abuse you?

Odd Yet Effective Ways To Be More Creative

Creativity is a funny thing. It seems to come and go when it pleases. Sometimes it hits you at the worst times and keeps you awake at night. Being in the business of creativity, I am fascinated by it—where it comes from, how to cultivate it, etc.

It’s All About Perspective

This world doesn’t need more physicians, attorneys, or computer geniuses (even though these things are amazing); what we need are men and women who realize that love is the very best dream to pursue.

Accountability

If we are contrite in our responses to the feedback we receive or the sin that is revealed in us, we have a real chance at growing in our spiritual walk.

The Day I Had to Choose Between God or the Girl

The next few days were a blur. Through conversation with friends and an eventual conversation by phone, I came to find out that she had come to the understanding that she didn’t want to be a pastor’s wife after all. Apparently, she realized this during my ordination.

Grace to You?

Believe, confess, call on the name of the Lord, grace through faith—it seems fairly clear to me that the way of salvation is for the person to acknowledge, in legitimate belief, the salvation and Lordship of Jesus Christ over his or her life.

How a Revolution Started With a Sleeping Bag

Shane Claiborne is a public speaker, social activist, and author. He strives to strip away all that culture has added to Christianity and get to the core of what following Jesus means.

Unexpected Journey

There have been many times I’ve fallen into a hopeless place, wondering when, if ever, point B would come into view (whatever point B was anyway?).

Why Homeschool?

I agree that homeschooling is not for everyone, but if you are considering homeschooling your children and you feel lost in a sea of information, you are not alone.

A Humble Preacher Heard by Millions

I can recognize Alistair Begg’s voice almost anywhere. His voice filled the car when I was a child. It bounced around the living room as I grew up, and has even graced my ears as an adult. He is a timeless teacher that has shaped not only my life but millions of other lives, too.

The Kingdom Without Isms

Our society has broken into warring political and collective camps. People are no longer identified as individuals but by beliefs and/or demographics. Group membership and identity are more important than individual actions.

Ministry at Home

We are to be salt and light in the world, but we should remember that who we are out there to everyone else should also be who we are here at home.

Thought to Action

How do we control our thoughts? We must take action against negative thoughts and pursue holy thoughts to their completion.