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Real Questions for Real Marriage (3/18/12)

On Sunday, we answered another three questions submitted during the Real Marriage series. Below you will find our responses....

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A Few Tips for the Guys

Here are a few practical tips for husbands taken from the guys chapter on Real Marriage....

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As Brothers And Sisters: A Guide On Speaking To Young Adults

With Gift of Love fast approaching, here are some biblical instructions and practical tips for engaging young adults....

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Why So Serious?

What about loving God? What about respecting Jesus? Yes, Jesus said "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations," but the rest of Matthew 28 is often ignored or left out. We fail to highlight the means by which we are to this....

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How To Make 2012 Substantial

During this festival we call New Year, we experience mere shadows of reality. These shadows will never fully satisfy our soul because they lack the substance to do so. ...

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When Sports Becomes God

" and then we have a tournament Thanksgiving weekend. We expect everyone to be there." I turned to my wife. "Did he really just say 'Thanksgiving Weekend'?" My daughter Ashley played 'select soccer' for a few years. We had heard the commitment was a little crazy at times but had no idea the extent. Every girl on the team had accepted soccer as Lord and Savior at 5 years ...

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India Reflections & Video

This is a reflection of my recent trip to India with ten other members of my home church, Epic Faith, in San Rafael, CA. As many people have been asking me how my trip was, I thought the best way to share with many people would be for me to sit down and actually write out my thoughts for others to read. We spent ten days traveling, about two in New Delhi and the rest in An...

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Is God An Alien?

I fail . . . a lot. This bodes poorly for someone so performance minded as myself. I am so often frustrated with myself, and if honest, with God for the pace at which He sanctifies me. That is, after more than a decade, shouldn't I be able to stop doing the things I hate! Why do I keep returning to the same patterns, to the same postures, to the same responses? Why do I ke...

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Let's Make Jesus Sexy?

Most of my experience has been with churches that were very clear on their need for relevance. This, admittedly, includes my own church. Even the many movements of the last two decades, seemed to voice this imperative. Their message was clear, from seeker sensitive to postmodern to emergent, we have heard the culture and are responding accordingly. This, however, makes an ...

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John Piper Interviews Rick Warren on Doctrine

This 98 minute interview that John Piper did with Rick Warren was recorded on May 1, 2011, during the Desiring God Regional Conference at Saddleback Church. It's the fulfillment of a commitment made when Rick was not able to come in person to the Desiring God National Conference in Minneapolis in October, 2010....

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