Churches, Homosexuality, and Something Christians Should Know

Dear Fellow Christ Followers, About a month ago, I discovered an article about Pastor Andy Stanley regarding a statement he made recently at a conference for Christian leaders. He said: Churches should be the safest place on the planet for gay youths. No more students are going to feel like they have to leave the local church because they’re same-sex attracted or because they’re gay. I totally agreed, as did many other Christians. Unfortunately, Stanley took serious heat from some religious individuals who did not…

Having Trouble “Feeling” the Holy Spirit?

Oh feelings! Gotta love ‘em! Those little up-and-down thoughts and emotions that seem about as stable as a rickety wooden roller coaster. I, like any other normal human, have allowed some of my feelings to shape my view of the world and life itself. Until now, I never really thought about how we as Christians look to the unstable scale of feelings to measure the degree of God’s presence with us. We say things like, “I just can’t feel Him.” “I am having a dry…

Hurt by Christians, A Church, Or People in Ministry? Struggling to Forgive? This is for You

I was surrounded mostly by Christians throughout my entire upbringing. I was in church and Sunday school every week. I grew up in a Christian school and then went off to a Christian college. “WOW,” you may be thinking, “Must have been super great to spend your whole life surrounded by Godly people who were constantly Christ-like, following Jesus, and always doing the right thing!” Uhhh…well… I am so grateful for my Christian upbringing. However, my life was not pain-free. I have been hurt, bullied,…