How to Read the Psalms

We all have different experiences with the Psalms; sometimes we read them and think, “huh?” You may love the depth of emotion and vulnerability, or maybe you avoid them altogether. So, what do we do with them? How do we read and understand 150 chapters compiled over 1,000 years? In this episode, our Spiritual Formation…

how to invite someone to church

Four Simple Ways to Invite Someone to Church

We often view Jesus as an abstract idea, wanting nothing more from us than for us to be loving and forgiving. But if this is how we view Him, we’re missing the real Jesus. The real, concrete, embodied Jesus threatens our way of life. He asks us to change in profound ways so that we can…

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Building a Community You Can Rely On

How do you build a community you can rely on? Everyone wants (and needs) a strong network of support, but actually finding the people who will stick by your side through the best of times and the worst can be hard. These deep and lasting relationships can only be built with focus and intentionality. Unfortunately,…


I Love God, But I Don't Always Love the Church

  “I love God, but I don’t always love the Church.” You’ve probably heard someone say some variation of this, or maybe these words have been true for you. Church is made up of people­–and people are notorious for being hypocritical, judgmental, and imperfect. Fellowship with other Christians is essential for spiritual growth. A healthy…