Category Missional Living

5 Ways to Celebrate Saint Patrick's Day Without Beer and Brisket

Today is St. Patrick’s Day. Many cities will host large celebrations to celebrate Irish heritage. These celebrations often involve parades, brisket, and lots of beer.

The Best Reason For A Christian To Avoid Alcohol

I have heard many reasons for Christians to abstain from alcohol. Most of these reasons focus on personal piety, personal health, and personal responsibility.

Missional Halloween

Today is Halloween, and once again the interwebs are filled with ideas about how Christians should appropriately approach Halloween. Should we boycott, offer alternative celebrations, ignore the holiday, or hand...

Listening In As Jesus Prays

This article was originally posted at the Real Life, Real Faith Blogathon at Faith ON Campus.

Category News Release

News Release: Rev. Dr. Patrick Hannon Named 2011 Distinguished Alumnus

Anderson University School of Theology honored Rev. Dr. Phil Kinley with the 2011 Distinguished Ministries Award, Rev. Dr. Patrick Hannon with the 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award, Sarah Blake with the 2011 Distinguished...

Category Spiritual Formation

52 Verses Bible Memory Challenge

We always seem to be looking for a magic solution, that one trick that will let us rise above the difficulties and conquer all that life throws at us -...

Four Bible Reading Plans for a New Year

Happy New Year! What are your resolutions this year? There’s a good chance you plan to read the bible more this year. As you planed last year.

On Waiting

I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. -Psalm 40:1

What Do You Want For Christmas?

“Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy?” - Isaiah 55:2

Advent Justice

Isaiah calls God’s people to the hope of Advent—to wait for God even when waiting seems foolish; to trust God to fulfill his promises even when it seems God has...

How many umbrellas do you carry?

Today I saw someone scurrying across the road with two umbrellas. One opened, in use, protecting her from the rain. The other in her hand. A spare carried just in...

Missional Sexuality

This article was originally posted at the Sex and the Soul Blogathon at Faith ON Campus.

The Christmas Wish List

“Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains would tremble before you! As when fire sets twigs ablaze and causes water to boil, come down...

Give Presence

This week North Americans celebrate Thanksgiving, a day to rest and carb-load so we have the energy reserves necessary for Black Friday shopping. Thursday we’ll try real hard to be...

Category Leadership

The Wind Was Against Them

Immediately Jesus made his disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd. After leaving them, he went up on a...

1 Bible Verse Leaders MUST Memorize

If you are a Christian leader, or you aspire to be a leader, you MUST memorize this bible verse. Do not let those who hope in you be put to...

Category Productivity

The Secret to Doing Things You Hate, Without Hating It

Do you ever do things you hate? Of course you do. Sometimes we all do.

How Steven Pressfield, Jeff Goins, and a Bad Website Helped Me Turn Pro

It happened two weeks ago. I decided it was finally time to start writing the series on waiting I’ve been pondering for months. So I scribbled down a few ideas and...

Category Book Review

Book Review: The Art of Work

I was in an epic struggle. Despite years of time and effort I wasn't sure I could finish the project. This wasn't your everyday kind of project; this was a life...

Category Sermon

Shift Into 2021

This week we turn the page to a new year. Most new years are full of optimism for the year ahead. 2020 was no exception.