Nitty Gritty, by Lindsay Hamby
By: Lindsay Hamby - 16 October 2014 - 2 Comments

When my husband and I bought a duplex on the west side of Detroit a few years ago, this lovely young couple whom we barely knew at the time committed to rent from us [...]

Mentality Mistake, by Christa McKirland
By: Christa McKirland - 09 October 2014 - 3 Comments

  “Well fed sheep worship Jesus at my church” read the license-plate frame on a white SUV. Every morning I seemed to drive behind this same car on my way to work, and every [...]

My Epic Fail, by Scott Whaley
By: Scott Whaley - 09 October 2014 - 4 Comments

Mistakes. My life has been full of them. I imagine my day will be full of them. It would be a pretty atypical day if that were not the case. Despite my best intentions, [...]

God’s Final Word On Failure, by Joshua Lawson
By: Josh Lawson - 07 October 2014 - 1 Comment

My greatest triumphs in Christ have come through my greatest personal failures. In that way, I am very much like Samson. Maybe you can relate. Nearly all the sermons I’ve ever heard about Samson [...]

Ten Missteps in House Church Life, by Joseph Horevay
By: Joseph Horevay - 06 October 2014 - 0 Comments

“How did you become successful?” “By gaining wisdom.” “How did you gain wisdom?” “By making mistakes!” Mistakes, oversights, ineffective practices and dysfunctions when discovered, confronted and corrected are powerful motivators when they produce a [...]

10 Ways To Fail At Starting A House Church, by Ken Eastburn
By: Ken Eastburn - 02 October 2014 - 2 Comments

  Organic Churches are easy to start. Right? Anyone? Yes. They are simple, but there are a lot of ways to screw them up. And yes, they are organic which means they need care [...]

Be Reconciled, by Keith Giles
By: Keith Giles - 25 September 2014 - 1 Comment

Paul, in the epistle of Titus urges us not to waste our time with people who like to argue. In fact he says this: “Warn a divisive person once, and then warn them a [...]

Peacemaker, Peacekeeper or Codependent? by Bart Breen
By: Bart Breen - 18 September 2014 - 1 Comment

I spent many years where I was highly praised in family and then later in church circles for being a “peacemaker.” It took many years for me to learn that in fact, as often [...]

Church Life = Conflict: Deal With It, by Josh Lawson
By: Josh Lawson - 17 September 2014 - 3 Comments

Human beings are messy creatures. Get two or more of them together in the same place at the same time and before long conflict is bound to happen. Church life is no different. In [...]

A Glass of Glorious Hope, by Lindsay Hamby
By: Lindsay Hamby - 16 September 2014 - 0 Comments

You’ve heard it before. It’s one of those catchy phrases Christians like to toss around: “With God all things are possible.” It happens to be Ohio’s state motto. I grew up in Ohio, and [...]