Gentle, Reverential, and Offensive ~ Andrew Hall

“…but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect, having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who...

Why Can’t We All Just Get Along? ~ Gary Prickett

Humans have two fundamental forces that seem to contradict and work against each other: we long to belong – to be loved and accepted; and we long to assert our individual preferences and opinions. Pop singers from Bob Marley (“One Love”) to the Black Eyed Peas...

He always lives to make intercession ~ Andrew Hall

“It is finished!” (Jn 19:30) We hear this cry of Jesus from the cross and know that his earthly work is done. So how is Jesus relevant now? Isn’t he in heaven ruling and reigning at the right hand of the Father (Eph. 1:20-23)? But what is he doing for me right now? In...

A Call to Sobriety ~ Gary Prickett

Unlike recent generations, for almost all of human history people took for granted that life was not predictable; that disease, the inability to travel, early age death, or the risks of child-bearing were simply a part of life. Recent decades of relative peace,...

The Scorn and Hope of Exiles ~ Andrew Hall

Her boss had given her some expenses from a personal event. “Can you figure out where to fit these into our business budget?” he asked her. When she looked over the receipts, she raised a question about how they fit into the business plan. “I asked you to figure out...

Gospeltality ~ Gary Prickett

In 1 Peter 4:7 Peter writes what could be the tagline of the next apocalyptic blockbuster movie: “The end of all things is at hand…”. Or, perhaps he had just driven past a 45 minute lineup to get into the local No Frills. I don’t believe, biblically speaking, the “end...