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

You’re A New Creation But…

Joel WebbonFood for ThoughtLeave a Comment

When I was younger I remember going to my first wedding and being frustrated by how much attention was given to the bride. I was just a selfish little boy at the time, but it seemed wrong for the groom to be merely an afterthought in his own wedding. Think about it for a second. In every wedding the bride … Read More

Do I Really Need To Belong To A Local Church?

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Many people outside the Christian faith see church as an unnecessary, or even manipulative, institution not particularly valuable for spiritual growth or personal well-being. This mindset has certainly increased in our post-modern and post-Christian society. This is to be expected among unbelievers, but surprisingly it has become a way of thinking even for many of us who profess to know … Read More

Enjoying The Little Things In Life

Megan WebbonFood for ThoughtLeave a Comment

My name is Megan and I struggle to believe that God is good. Honestly, I have had a pretty easy life so far. Looking back, I can’t say my life has been marked by much tragedy. I also can’t say that I have gone through an extended season of dryness is which I felt disappointed by God. But let me … Read More

A Desert Soul

Danielle RenfrowFood for ThoughtLeave a Comment

It has been two months and 17 days since I last wrote. There have been many days in that time frame where I had my computer lying on my lap while I stared blankly at my word document and watched the space bar flicker…If only words would come to my finger tips. There was no inspiration. There was no motivation. … Read More

Submission or Slavery

Sean KinnallyFood for ThoughtLeave a Comment

What is it that the world tells us to trust in today? Job security, finances, family, education… Most often, it is some form of individualism that relies on a deep trust in one’s self to achieve goals, to prosper, and be a happy individual. This mode of thinking is pervasive in our culture today, and it sits upon the shakable … Read More

Together Forever

Sean KinnallyFood for ThoughtLeave a Comment

I am getting married in less than a week. Lord willing, there is a short timeline remaining on my singleness, and this has brought about unique pictures of Christ’s redemptive work on my behalf.  Engagement brings about a strong excitement and joy, and as marriage approaches my eagerness and passion builds. There is a joy being manifested in me that … Read More

Losing Heaven…Hating Her

Danielle RenfrowFood for ThoughtLeave a Comment

John Piper says, “The greatest risk we face as a church in these days is not that we may lose an organ, or that we may lose money, or that we may lose members, or that we may lose staff, or that we may lose reputation. The greatest risk is that we may lose heaven. Because one way to lose … Read More

Why I Should Not Have Planted A Church

Joel WebbonFood for ThoughtLeave a Comment

There once was a long-standing tradition held by the Maasai people of Kenya and Tanzania. When a young boy became of age, he would be sent out by his tribe on a special mission. The boy was expected to kill a lion with nothing more than his wits and a spear. This was his rite of passage. This is how … Read More