DOES YOUR “GOD” EVER DISAGREE WITH YOU?

Joel WebbonFood for ThoughtLeave a Comment

“If your god never disagrees with you, you may be worshipping an idealized version of yourself.”  -Timothy Keller This has always been one of my all time favorite quotes by Timothy Keller. Recently I had someone ask me a wonderfully thought provoking question in response to me posting this quote on Facebook. The person asked, “What things has God disagreed with … Read More

When People’s Bad Theology Makes Me Angry

Joel WebbonUncategorizedLeave a Comment

HOW SHOULD CHRISTIANS HANDLE BAD THEOLOGY? Should we be gentle? Or should we be bold? Let us consult God’s Word. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. 5 We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey … Read More

A Navy Seals Search for Masculinity

The Response ChurchFood for ThoughtLeave a Comment

“It’s not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and … Read More

Anxiety, Panic Attacks, And The Gospel

Joel WebbonFood for ThoughtLeave a Comment

About five years ago a handful of my closest friends and I moved across the country to plant a church. We had no idea how difficult of a task this would be. The endeavor of starting a church from scratch included more challenges than I had ever imagined. Preparing sermons, building a website, finding a venue to accommodate our gatherings, … Read More

Does ‘The Problem Of Evil’ Prove There Is No God?

Conor AndersonFood for ThoughtLeave a Comment

About this time in 2008, I set out to find a solution to the problem of evil. In particular, I wanted a solution that fit well with the Bible’s emphatic, resounding declaration that everything exists for the glory of God. It almost sounds ridiculous—perhaps a bit pretentious and assuming. I was 22. But it worked. I got to my destination, … Read More

What Do I Do When I Feel Spiritually Dry?

Conor AndersonFood for ThoughtLeave a Comment

When I first became a Christian, nobody told me that some days I just wouldn’t feel it. I wish they would have. It is truly disturbing when the afterglow of new faith begins to fade. But fade it did. One day I found myself without passion, excitement, or motivation. I found myself confronted with the disciplines of the Christian life—the … Read More

How To Completely Erase Your Shame

Stacy CraftFood for ThoughtLeave a Comment

Shame is a powerful feeling. It is a “painful feeling of humiliation or distress caused by the consciousness of wrong or foolish behavior”. Some of us have just one moment that brings so much shame it changes the rest of our lives. We make promises never to be put in that position again, never to be made to feel that … Read More

Have You Given Up On Finding Your Dream Job?

Conor AndersonFood for ThoughtLeave a Comment

Frederick Buechner wrote that “Vocation is the place where our deep gladness meets the world’s deep need.” If vocation is defined as a person’s employment or occupation, then Buechner seems to be saying that the job for us is the one that makes us very glad while meeting the deep needs of others. Having such a job would be a lovely … Read More

Shamed For Our Good

Sean KinnallyFood for ThoughtLeave a Comment

The prodigal son. In this character of Jesus’ parable in Luke 15, we can see much about the heart of humanity. The son’s pride of thinking he knows better than the father in asking for his share of the father’s property prematurely, the selfishness to leave his family, the laziness to forsake the work expected of him as a son, … Read More