Love and Convictions

Steve Brown
Wednesday March 22, 2017

christian life

How in the world can Christians love one another when we don’t agree on anything but Jesus, don’t think the same way, don’t look alike, or don’t share a common cultural and political understanding of the way things ought to be? And then how can we love one another without selling out our convictions?

Love for Losers

Chad West
Tuesday March 21, 2017

christian life

There’s nothing seemingly rational about the way in which God shows affection to his creation. When we talk about love, we attach all of these catches, just to make sure nobody that doesn’t deserve loves accidentally gets some splashed on them. But, God, he turns the bucket completely over.

Life Without the Kicker

Steve Brown
Wednesday March 15, 2017

christian life

Some seriously misguided Christians once called a Jewish friend of mine a “Christ killer.” When I told him how very sorry I was for what they had said and how he had been hurt, he didn’t say anything for a minute. He was waiting for me to continue. Then my friend said something that really surprised me, “Steve, I want to thank you for what you said; but more than that, I want to thank you that there was no kicker.”

Grace Encounter - Kevin Labby & Jerry Parries

Key Life
Monday March 13, 2017

christian life relationships

Different, but not divided. That’s the idea behind two churches—one African-American and one white—coming together to celebrate the renewing and reconciling power of radical grace. Join pastors Jerry Parries and Kevin Labby on SBE as they talk about forming a friendship, swapping pulpits, and leading their congregations to worship as one.

I’m a Crappy Christian

Matt Johnson
Tuesday March 7, 2017

christian life

I’m a crappy Christian. Not only that, but the life of faith often does not feel good. Or fulfilling. I don’t know, maybe I’m doing it wrong. In reality I’m probably a much better pagan than a follower of Jesus. And how about you? Don’t be shy. It’s OK to admit it; this may be the open door to getting free of a stifling religion. So you’re a crappy Christian. Don’t worry; there’s a Savior for that.