Tag: Christian Living

Should the Church Embrace Kanye West?

Of the eight studio records that Kanye West has previously released, seven have gone “platinum.” Over the course of his career, he has been nominated for 68 Grammy Awards, leading to 21 wins. From publicly criticizing President George W. Bu...

Ministry in Your Backyard

Some of us believe that “missions” work only happens in a far off location and in a different cultural context. Guest Kelly Bell reminds us that God can provide mission opportunities right where we are. Kelly tells of her experience with Ca...

Transcendent Beauty in a Beastly World

In the movie Beauty and the Beast, we see how looking beyond an outward beastly appearance to the beauty within can be a positively transformative experience. Beauty is heralded and powerful. The poet John Keats said, "Beauty is truth, trut...

CA Wildfire Report: Please Pray

We are praying for those affected by the CA wildfires: "CA Wildfires Map"– LA Times "The most recent fire is the Bitter fire, which started today. It is 80% contained and has burned 30 acres so far. The largest active fire is the Taboose ...

Joker in Our Culture: Thoughts on the Film

More than likely, you’re aware that Joker is in theaters. Maybe the film’s marketing reached you. Or more likely, you read about it in the news. My local theater had to close their release screenings1 of it, a story that was featured in nat...

Living Grace: The Psalty Story

Enjoy this special edition of “Living Grace” as Debby Rettino, cofounder of Psalty’s Kids, shares what led to the creation of Psalty and reveals what audience she and her husband were secretly targeting. You will not want to miss it!

The Psalty Story

Enjoy this special edition of “Living Grace” as Debby Rettino, cofounder of Psalty’s Kids, shares what led to the creation of Psalty and reveals what audience she and her husband were secretly targeting. You will not want to miss it!

Blessing & Humility from Psalm 1

We have looked at what it means to be blessed, and how much better that is than being happy. We want to connect with blessing. We want to connect with God. "Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the ...

Ad Astra: A Film Review

Ad Astra is a great film. It is not a teenager-targeted blockbuster space film that relies more on explosions, locker room humor, and sex appeal to hold the audience's attention. As relieving as mental “junk food” can be after a stressful d...

Sermon Notes: 10-Minute Seminary: David Guzik on Sermon Prep

Sermon Notes: That is the final component in this miniseries on sermon prep. “My big exhortation, especially to younger preachers/teachers, is that you should experiment with different methods to find out what suits you best.” – David Guzi...

Live Life: Discipleship Book Available Now

Live Life is a simple and concise discipleship book. It targets four of the main issues every believer faces after receiving Christ. It is uniquely designed to be a follow-up and follow-through book that equips believers in their faith. It ...

An Unexpected Mission Field

As we begin a new season of “Living Grace,” host Cheryl Brodersen invites guest Miray Jaksa to share about her unexpected mission field through parenting her lovely daughter with special needs. Although there are rough seasons, Miray shares...

How Do You Measure The Success Of A Worship Service?

I walked to my car disappointed. I found myself wishing our church family was more engaged. More hands in the air. More passionate singing. More of an obvious, visible work of the Lord. Our Measure of Success My experience after a rece...

Our Great Creator: A Study in the Book of Genesis

Have you ever asked yourself, How did I get here? Where did everything come from? What is the meaning of it all? The answers to these questions and more are found through studying the book of Genesis. The word Genesis means origin, source...

Christianity & Culture Series: Science and Christianity

“Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.” - Albert Einstein The Warfare Scenario The world today seems to operate under the presumption that science and religion are both combatants in an apocalyptic struggle ...