If your life were a reflection of the God you follow and believe in, what would those looking on say your God was like? Many of us reflect a God who is distant, with little involvement in a messy world, except to announce rules to keep things in order.

Do you really expect God to do something today? I mean really do something?

Social research tells us that despite the proliferation of social media, people are lonelier than ever. Do you ever feel alone? Abandoned? Without anyone you can really talk to?

In the letter to the church at Colossae, Paul reveals the central message he’s been asked to deliver. He calls it, “the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the saints” (Colossians 1:26 NIV). What is this mystery?

My earthly dad died in January. He had been sick for years. My dad loved me in many ways and I’m a product of some of his wonderful aspects. But, we didn’t always see eye to eye. Through the years my dad and I sorted all that out and talked it through. At his death, we had nothing that separated us.

As you look at the effect of your life, are you hoping for a splash or a ripple? Check out this video about The Navigators hope to see hundreds of thousands of everyday people, who in the context of a community of friends, are experiencing and advancing the Gospel in the normal pathways of life.

In the New Testament, once again, our mighty God reveals Himself, this time in the Gospel—a multifaceted gemstone of fulfilled promise and good news.

Earlier this week I shared some of my story and thoughts on authentic discipleship with Neil Stavem at Faith Radio, including what I think is the longest 20 yards in the kingdom. Click here for highlights or to listen to the entire podcast (audio links are at the bottom of the page).

Consider the seedbed of the Gospel—the people of Israel. We see God revealing Himself to His people increasingly over time. He never changed, but His revelation has allowed His people to know Him more clearly over time.

I’ve heard the Good News of Jesus described as a beautiful gemstone. Depending on the angle that you are looking at it, you see different facets and splendor. Only as you consider the whole gem do you see the fullness of its amazing quality and character. What are some of those angles?