Avoiding Extremes to Influence Culture

If those of us living in the year 2000 or earlier could have time-traveled ahead to our present day, what do you think our reaction would have been when we saw the headlines of today? Considering the massive shifts in cultural norms ranging from same-sex marriage to drug legalization, most […]

Daniel Dilemma Study Guide

Church & Mission: Two Words You Thought You Knew

“You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” –Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride So it goes with the church and its mission. Evangelicals especially use the word “church” with great frequency, yet exhibit very little critical reflection on what this word means. […]

Theological Vision and the 3-Part Balancing Act

The theological vision is at the center of ministry. A theological vision creates a bridge between doctrine and expression. It is central to how all ministry happens. Two churches can have different doctrinal frameworks and ministry expressions but the same theological vision — and they will feel like sister ministries. […]

Shaped By The Gospel

How to Recognize Idolatry and Repentance

Our idols take various forms — power and success; approval; comfort and pleasure; control; security. Since true change only occurs when we repent of and turn from the deep-seated idols in our lives, a key aspect of gospel coaching is learning to identify our idols and repent of them. Just […]

Sex: 4 Core Scriptural Convictions

The first conviction is simple. Sexuality matters, because what you do with your body sexually can determine your destiny eternally. Certain sexual practices can shut you out of the kingdom of God. This is the startling truth Paul wanted the Corinthians to understand [see 1 Corinthians 6:9–11]. For many people […]

Mere Sexuality