Adherence to the Gospel and the ethic of Jesus may lead us further into minority status, but it will also help cement the beauty and truth of Christianity into the hearts and minds of many who have never experienced the reality of the love of God. ...Keep Reading
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My family had an odd Thanksgiving tradition. When my siblings and I were little, the night before Thanksgiving my parents would gather us into the smallest room in the house that we could all fit in (usually the laundry room), turned off the lights, sat on the floor, and lit a couple candles and we had a small meal of crackers, dried fruit and beef jerky....
October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month. This is a sadness in our world that has gripped many. Will and Lauren Young have been impacted by pregnancy and infant loss. Lauren has given us permission to repost some of her reflections on ways we can come alongside those among us who are grieving in this particular way. Here are five things NOT to say to someone who is grieving, and five things TO SAY to someone who is grieving: ...
In Genesis 1, we read about God creating the universe out of nothing. The creation of the world is said to take place over a span of six creative “days.” For centuries, there has been discussion and debate about how to interpret the “days” of Genesis 1. This discussion has only intensified in the past 200 years as modern scientists, especially in the areas of physics and geology, almost unanimously affirm that the universe, and the planet Earth, are extremely old (14 billion years or so for the universe and 9 billion years or so for planet Earth). What are we to make of these discussions?...
What are churches doing to preserve the lives not only of the unborn, but also of the poor, the orphan, the widow, the hungry, and the immigrant? Are we guilty of “neglecting or withdrawing lawful and necessary means of preservation of life” for some, while we advocate for the lives of the unborn? Our country needs vocal defenders of the unborn, but it also needs active Christians working against “whatsoever tends to the destruction of the life of” anyone....
What is social justice? Should Christians advocate for social justice? Is it even a term that Christians should use?...
Lauren Young is a wife to Will and mom to two beautiful boys on earth (Matti and Sammy) and three precious babies in heaven (Hope, Jonah, and January). She is a stay-at-home mom who enjoys writing, reading good books, cooking new recipes, and playing piano. She lives in central Texas now but was born and raised in Georgia. She and her husband are now in the adoption pro...Keep Reading
There is much more in the way of evidence, but suffice it to say at this point that the best explanation for what happened to Jesus Christ, why the Romans never found his body, why millions of people have given their lives to his service, is because what the Scriptures say happened actually did happen. Jesus was raised from the dead. It is true. It is credible. It is verif...Keep Reading
Humans have always loved stories. We love to watch victory snatched out of the jaws of defeat, to see the forces of light fight back the darkness, to see the hero emerge triumphant after he or she has endured many trials. We love to see the princess rescued, the dragon defeated, and the treasure found....Keep Reading
Much like the feeding of the five thousand with the five loaves and two fish, when Christ gives us himself, it doesn't look like much at first, but it is amazing how it multiplies when we give thanks and keep breaking off pieces to pass to the next person. ...Keep Reading
The purpose of our Mercy and Justice team is to present opportunities to the people of Christ Church to follow Jesus in reaching across the divisions of our society to share the gospel, to show love, to serve, and to be good neighbors to those in our community who may resemble the Samaritan woman of John 4....Keep Reading
The season of Lent begins today with Ash Wednesday. Lent is the 40 day period (excluding Sundays) before Easter each year that Christians have historically set apart as a time for deep and consistent reflection on the cross, in preparation for the celebration of Good Friday and Easter. ...Keep Reading
True rest means placing our trust in Christ's goodness and power. It means knowing that I get to rest, delighting in the joy of Christ's presence while he does all the heavy lifting....Keep Reading
Yesterday my family and I were able to attend the 50th Annual Martin Luther King March on the East Side of San Antonio. Some news outlets reported approximately 300,000 people in attendance. The San Antonio march is the largest of its kind in the country. It was quite a sight to behold: people of all types - African-American, White, Hispanic, and more - walking together to...Keep Reading
I love Personality Tests. I have always found them to be a fascinating way to learn more about myself and to learn more about other people. There is certainly the risk of making unfair assumptions about people based on their Myers-Briggs profile; but in general I believe they are helpful tools for us....Keep Reading