Doing Our Sacred and Ordinary Part

Nicholas PhillipsDevotions

Concerning Christian behavior and choices, the question typically arises of “what would Jesus do?” or “What would Paul do?” This proves useful in matters of good and evil and other such moral choices. In those situations, any Christian should do as Jesus did! But when it comes to more unaddressed areas such as one’s career, automobile preference, travel plans, kid’s … Read More

Our Own Progress as Pilgrims

Bryan CribbBryan Cribb, Devotions

Pilgrims Progress

Recently, the family and I watched the 2019 movie interpretation of one of my favorite Christian classics—John Bunyan’s allegory, The Pilgrim’s Progress.  This animated film missed some of the key points of the story and embellished a few scenes in order to add some unnecessary flare. But overall, this visual adaptation was well-done. Of course, as with any movies based on … Read More

Don’t Ignore the Warnings!

Kris BarnettDevotions, Kristopher Barnett

Warning and Alerts of the Holy Spirit

Dr. Kris Barnett compares alerts and warnings in your car to the voice of the Holy Spirit as He alerts you to potential problems in your own life that could lead to emptiness and isolation.

Would You Rebuke Jesus?

Greg AllgoodDevotions, Greg Allgood


The Bible teaches that “there is a way that seems right to man (intuition), but the end leads to death” Proverbs 14:12. As leaders, we need to be cautious about following our own intuition over the wisdom and will of God. Following our intuition is dangerous because it leads us to make decisions based on what just feels right. Following … Read More

Permanent Promises in a Passing Life

Bryan CribbBryan Cribb, Culture, Devotions, Leadership

Count me among the millions of readers who have been blessed over the decades by the writing and ministry of J. I. Packer. His some 300-plus essays, articles, and books, such as Knowing God, have made an impact on innumerable lives, mine included. So, when it was recently revealed that the nearly ninety-year-old Packer had lost his vision and would … Read More

Christmas Changes Everything

Michael DuduitCulture, Devotions, Michael Duduit

It’s that time of year again, when we put trees inside our houses, make strange egg-flavored drinks we’d never consume any other time of the year, and spend hours we don’t have buying gifts we can’t afford for people who will exchange them for something they really wanted. Welcome to Christmas! Christmas has certainly become the major holiday event of … Read More

On Prayer

Ryan NealDevotions, Ryan Neal

I still remember the question I posed to my parents when I was younger: “If God already knows what is going to happen, then why do we pray?” It was just before my father was going to pray for our family. He was asking for prayer requests, and essentially my reply was “why are we doing this anyway?” Indeed, as … Read More