Making Grace Visible: Reflections on Our Calling

Making Grace Visible: Reflections on Our Calling

Unless we are proximate, there is no opportunity to show grace.


I recently was introduced to the term “PLU,” which stands for “people like us.” We all need a sense of community where we are with our PLUs, but not to the extent of isolation or exclusion.

Mental Illness and the Church: Some Brief Thoughts on Some Ways to Engage Better

Mental Illness and the Church: Some Brief Thoughts on Some Ways to Engage Better

People are getting better at talking about mental illness, but there is still a stigma.


It is essential that we talk more about mental illness and the church.

Furthermore, it is essential for pastors to partner with mental health professionals in their church and community.

Reflecting on Social Media: Some Tips to Navigate this Medium

Reflecting on Social Media: Some Tips to Navigate this Medium

Social media has changed, and we must change with it, especially if we are seeing that it has any negative implications in our lives.


It’s 2019.

I figure since it’s a new year, I want to start it off right—by making a confession and some changes.

Here it goes: I am on social media too much.

Exclusive: Here's the Justin Bieber Selfie w/ Biola's Prez Barry Corey. Sry TMZ.

Exclusive: Here's the Justin Bieber Selfie w/ Biola's Prez Barry Corey. Sry TMZ.

"I could tell that he had an attraction to people that seemed like it was from the heart."


Ed: Barry, I got a text that said, “Barry Corey is on TMZ.” My first thought was, “Oh no,” but to my surprise you were the random guy in a video with Justin Bieber. What’s going on and how did you end up in this video?

Missional Atrophy and the Thought Police

Missional Atrophy and the Thought Police

Is theological uniformity required in order to trust the missionary intentions of fellow kingdom laborers?


It would seem that the new superpower among evangelical leaders in our era is a generous spirit of gracious humility.

The Audacity of Mary

The Audacity of Mary

God chooses the unlikely yet obedient to be his image bearers.


As I spent time reflecting on Mary in the Gospel of Luke this advent, I was continually brought to tears in a way that I’ve never experienced. Her story is beautiful and bold. It reminds us of the uncomfortable reality that witness is embodied and done in community.

Five Ways to Be a More Effective Leader in 2019

Five Ways to Be a More Effective Leader in 2019

Some food for thought as you reflect on where God has you and who he has under your care.


As another year begins, we all have resolutions of things we’d like to change or start. We make many promises to ourselves and sometimes others. One of the things I want to commit to is being a better leader in 2019.

What Is Biblical Preaching?: The Demonstration of the Spirit’s Power in Preaching

What Is Biblical Preaching?: The Demonstration of the Spirit’s Power in Preaching

When the Spirit moves during a sermon, what does it look like?


The Apostle Paul made a statement that should resonate in the mind of every preacher with the courage to stand behind a pulpit and declare "thus saith the Lord" to any audience: "My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit's power" (1. Cor. 2:4).

Preoccupied with Love: Lifting High Evangelism Again

Preoccupied with Love: Lifting High Evangelism Again

An interview with Dominique Dubois Gilliard.


Ed: It’s hard to deny that we are living in challenging times culturally. The church’s influence is fading, and we are struggling to find answers to some hard questions. What’s your take on the health of the church today, especially as it relates to our witness?

Gospel-Centered Resolutions: Not All about You, but God Working in You

Gospel-Centered Resolutions: Not All about You, but God Working in You

The cultivation of our love for God isn’t something we can nurture all on our own.


It’s day one of the New Year— let the resolutions begin.

Ugh.

New Year’s is perhaps the only holiday that requires its celebrants to continue the ‘festivities’ months and months after the day is out.

It’s the gift that keeps on giving.

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