Bill Gothard: A Change of Heart or Still Dishonest?

If Gothard is not totally honest and trustworthy, it casts doubt on the accuracy of his teachings. It also casts great doubt on his claims that he is innocent of the charges against him.

So what does his new website show? Read More …

Purity Culture Messed Me Up. This New Book Explains Why.

I grew up in Purity Culture.

And while, to some people, that probably sounds like a good thing, it wasn’t.

But what in the world could be wrong with promoting purity?

Plenty. Read More …

Happy 30th Anniversary, Mom and Dad!

Dear Mom and Dad, I want to thank you for the incredibly important step you took 30 years ago, when you stood at the front of a church and, before “God and these witnesses”, entered into a covenant together. Obviously, Read More …

Hooray for Persecution!

Persecution for Jesus’ sake brings you a blessing and a great reward. But will you pay the price to receive that blessing? Read More …

To Be a Peacemaker

God is a peacemaker. In fact, He is the greatest peacemaker ever. This is why, when we ourselves are peacemakers, that God calls us His children: we are acting like our Father.

But how are we to make peace? Read More …

Pure in Heart

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. – Jesus As I meditated on this verse, one thing that stuck out very clearly to me is that God wants us to be pure in heart. In other words, Read More …

Compassion From the Heart

Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. – Jesus One interesting thing about the Beatitudes is that many of them are about heart attitudes. I believe that it’s the same in this passage: the merciful are not those Read More …