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What Do I have to be Thankful For?

Here we are again. Another Thanksgiving with our plates full of the foods our ancestors created to nourish the soul. The air is full of colorful language, hearty laughter, and the smell of cinnamon wafting off the sweet potato pies. It’s such a familiar time spent with friends and family. But for some people, this is the start of a cold and dreadful season of loneliness, isolation, morning, and regret. And with the transitions that have taken place this year, it’s no wonder that some of us are having a heart time focusing on gratitude instead of grief. As we prayed about the season we felt led to share fives ways to cultivate a grateful heart and rediscover joy this...

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When It Comes to Religion There's Always Something

It seems like people in churches can never run out of a reason to judge someone. She had a baby out of wedlock. He sold drugs, and now he wants salvation. Kanye West is doing Sunday service. Religious environments can be so toxic to the soul. Why do broken people love breaking down others in their pursuit of knowing Jesus? It’s no wonder millennials are leaving the church at alarming rates—there’s no room for authenticity in a place filled with replicas of what others think Jesus is. And to clear the air, we are deeply in love with the church established by God. And you can find members of our team serving, leading, and giving to church every Sunday because...

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Does Kanye Really Believe Jesus is King?

                               Kanye West Rich Fury/Getty Images for Coachella                             Jesus is King and Kanye West is announcing it to the world. Que head-scratching. Kanye West is a name that has perhaps been synonymous with musical genius and a deranged artist at different points in his career. For many of us, we have grown up watching and reading about the triumphant highs and the humiliating lows of his life through the media. He has infamously spouted some radical statements about Christianity, faith, and religion as a whole. It was certainly shocking as the world watched...

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