As we prepare to enter the New Year, our focus on being faithful with the gospel is more important than ever. I was recently chatting with my dad about the impact CBU has had over the decades since our first conference in 1974. Thousands have been touched, but it has been for a purpose. ...Keep Reading
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Kings 17 and 18 tells the story of Elijah's confrontation with Ahab. When Elijah announced, 'it's not going to rain until I say so, he wasn't simply making weather predictions; he was asserting God's authority, declaring that God is really God, and reminding the Israelites that wannabe-false-pretender-not really god they were worshipping wasn't. Elijah's victory, however, left him open to a threat....
The gratitude of Thanksgiving quickly turns to the anticipation of Christmas; as we approach the celebration of the Incarnation, deep appreciation for God’s incredible mercy fills our hearts. I have been reflecting on the introduction to the Christmas story in Matthew, with Acts, and 2nd Samuel informing this text....
Our nation is still processing the results of the recent election. As Christians, it is important to allow the Bible to frame not only how we think about this election, but how we position ourselves in a nation that desperately needs healing. For believers, the mission of God has to be the over-riding concern that governs our lives. ...Keep Reading
We live in turbulent times of significant transition. How do we navigate these moments?...Keep Reading
Sometimes a small seed planted grows into something big - and grows into unexpected places....Keep Reading
Every generation has the 'cross the Jordan' to enter the place, purpose, and provision God has for it....Keep Reading
Have you recently heard a speech in praise of someone worthy of honour? The technical term for this is a eulogy and the most common time we hear these is at funerals. We tend to wait until people have died, and then forget the bad stuff, and heap lots of praise on them. After all, we wouldn't want them to think that we actually thought they were worthy and honourable d...Keep Reading
Restoration is a hard thing to believe. Can the future be better than the past? That's what God's people in Jerusalem were wondering. ...Keep Reading
How do we navigate the storms that hit us as we follow Jesus? Several stories in the Bible point us in the right direction....Keep Reading
Key life lessons emerge from God's calling and Abram's response: do we trust God enough to lead us even when we don't knot the final destination?...Keep Reading
What does maturity look like? How do we grow up in Christ? There are a few power verses that give us an answer. ...Keep Reading