Bad Theology Is Dangerous in a Pandemic

By , Senior Pastor| May 19th, 2020|

Bad theology is dangerous, as dangerous as any virus, and it seems to spread more quickly. That’s why the apostle John said we have to “test the spirits” to see if our thinking is aligned with God’s Spirit or the spirit of this age (1 John 4:1). Bad theology dishonors God, stains the reputation of [...]

How to Cope With Anxiety and Fear During the Pandemic

By , ReNew Director| March 19th, 2020|

It’s hard to turn on the TV or scroll though social media without triggering anxiety or fear right now. The world is in a state of chaos, there is so much unknown, and we are all feeling it. Everyone has felt anxiety before, but many are feeling it for the first time in a big [...]

Fears That Keep Millennials From Going Deeper in Relationships

By , Young Professionals Resident| July 26th, 2019|

As a young adult, I have found that, the more I seek out friendships and desire connection, the harder it is to create those so-called organic relationships. We were designed for that, right? That’s God’s will for us. It shouldn’t be this hard. We are designed for community, but we also need to put effort [...]

Three Toxic Effects of Shame We Can Overcome

By , Copy Editor| July 25th, 2019|

Oftentimes, we put guilt and shame in the same boat. But researchers have found there is a vast difference between guilt and shame. One of the biggest differences is the toxic effects of shame. According to Dr. Brené Brown, guilt is focused on behavior and can be helpful and adaptive as we grow and mature. [...]

How to Let Go of Emotional Baggage

By , Contributing Writer| February 5th, 2019|

Emotional baggage is usually the term we use for unresolved negative issues of an emotional nature. We all have emotional baggage. But some are heavier than others. Most of the time, we are not even aware of how much we are carrying. “We all lug loads we were never intended to carry: fear, worry, discontent, [...]

What Do You Expect When Facing the Storms of Life?

By , Contributing Writer| September 9th, 2018|

The summer following my college graduation, my wife and I did an internship at the church she attended growing up. We stayed with her parents, so our expenses were minimal, and we were excited the church was paying us $75 a week. After we'd served a number of weeks, a couple in the church offered [...]

Overcoming Fear When Making Decisions

By , Contributing Writer| February 4th, 2018|

When faced with making decisions, especially life-changing ones, it is natural for us to feel fear and anxiety. We might have a fear of the unknown, a fear of failure, or a fear of not knowing if we are really hearing God right. Fear can paralyze us, causing us to delay our decisions or to [...]