God Will Unify His Church, Whether Christians Want It or Not

In Galatians 3:28, we find God’s present-day plan for the Church: “There is neither Jew nor Greek”—one version says Jew nor Gentile—“neither slave nor free, neither male nor female, for you are all one in Christ.” So,...

Getting a Word From God

Have you ever wanted to hear from God or needed a word from the Lord? If you answered yes, you’re not alone. As you pursue a deeper, more intimate relationship with God you’ll undoubtedly come to a...

Making 2020 the Best

Everywhere we look, we see memes about how 2020 will go down as the worst year ever. It’s true that 2020 has been challenging, but what if we look back on this year and remember it being...

How to be Present

I could still quit, I thought as I found a place to sit and finish some work. I had just come from my last meeting with Human Resources before starting as an Intern Chaplain with a large...

Why Major in Biblical and Theological Studies?

Until the last 30 or 40 years, virtually everyone whom the Lord called to go to school to prepare for the ministry, and who believed that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, took as many...

A Picture Paints a Thousand Words

Have you ever heard the phrase, “a picture paints a thousand words?” This phrase took on a new meaning for me over the past several weeks, because if there’s anything our nation has been exposed to recently,...

Catalyst for Change

As we continue our national conversation in which we wrestle with issues surrounding social justice, violence against African Americans, and the polarization taking place in our social and political discourse, one thing is clear:  we all have much...

The Integration of Faith in the Arts

One of the world’s most renown Christian apologists, Ravi Zacharias, 74, died May 19 of this year. At the age of 17, Zacharias tried to commit suicide by swallowing poison. He said that the words of Jesus...

Leadership, Creativity, and Coronavirus

In the Master of Organizational Leadership program at The King's University, one of the final classes students take is called Current Issues and Leadership Studies. It's a great class, and it helps students to see how the field of leadership studies...

Social Distancing Redeemed as Sabbath

I recently saw—and shared—a meme that said, “Public health officials are strongly advocating for ‘social distancing’ or as Enneagram 5s call it, ‘relationships.’” I, as an Enneagram 5, thought it was hilarious, but I realize that for...

Guidelines for Pastoral Care During Covid-19

As outbreaks of the coronavirus continue to spread globally, the endgame continues to be a moving target. Meanwhile, we as shepherds and faith leaders still must care for people, many of whom are feeling a rise in...

Spiritual Needs in the Time of Corona

By now, many of us have acclimated to the COVID-19 social-distancing protocols. Churches are learning how to serve people online, schools have shifted to virtual home-based learning, and families are doing their best to stay in touch...