One-on-One with Krish Kandiah on Stranger Grace and Stranger Danger

One-on-One with Krish Kandiah on Stranger Grace and Stranger Danger

God is strange, unpredictable, and inscrutable


Ed Stetzer: What do you mean when you say “God is stranger”?

Krish Kandiah: Well, for a start, God is stranger than we give him credit for. The Bible is full of awkward parts where God behaves in unpredictable or strange ways—although mostly I think we tend to ignore those bits.

Rhinos, Rabbits, and the Challenges of Multiplying a Church Planting Movement

Rhinos, Rabbits, and the Challenges of Multiplying a Church Planting Movement

Partnering together for the sake of the gospel


What Christmas Tells Us About the Person and Character of God

What Christmas Tells Us About the Person and Character of God

So the world will know that hope has come


Today, we celebrate the coming of our Savior and King. Prophets foretold his birth for centuries and, finally, after years of waiting, Christ the Messiah came into the world. The wait for redemption is finally over.

Christmas is a time to celebrate the fulfillment of longings.

A Waiting World, the Anticipation of Christmas, and What We Learn About the Love of God

A Waiting World, the Anticipation of Christmas, and What We Learn About the Love of God

Our hearts are restless until they rest in You.


The first snowfall of the year is an exciting time for those of us living in northern regions of the United States and throughout Canada. Sure, it’s cold. But it really is pretty.

White clouds cover the horizon from highway to hilltop and from them fall millions of frozen flakes. What was once dingy, brown colored ground is purified by a blanket of white snow.

Wait … Christmas Is Jewish?

Wait … Christmas Is Jewish?

Help Jewish people discover the real meaning of Christmas.


When you think about it, isn’t it ironic that Jewish people think, Christmas isn’t for us? As I grew up in traditional Judaism, we observed Hanukkah, a celebration of Jewish survival against oppressors. And Christmas was just an American cultural festivity without a spiritual message.

Every Woman Wants a Role Model—Someone to Look Up To. Is Mary that Person?

Every Woman Wants a Role Model—Someone to Look Up To. Is Mary that Person?

We see in Mary what God wants from all of us: faithful obedience.


Like most, I’ve spent a lifetime scanning through the pages of Scripture searching to find ‘my’ story: a biblical narrative I could write myself into.

Any woman leafing through the pages of Scripture for a story to call her own will quickly come to discover that most of its legendary heroes were men.

Live First, Lead Second

Live First, Lead Second

Pastors have a significant impact on the evangelistic temperature of their church.


This article originally appeared in Outreach Magazine.

You can’t lead what you don’t live.

Theology and the Care of Creation

Theology and the Care of Creation

Dr. Nadine Folino Rorem is Professor of Biology at Wheaton College.


Opening Your Home (& Heart) to Singles This Holiday Season

Opening Your Home (& Heart) to Singles This Holiday Season

Reach out to those who are alone this time of year


There is something about this time of year that kindles kindness, generosity, and a general awareness of the needs of others. It’s a time of inspiring hope, belief, joy, and peace.

Amy Wright, CNN’s Hero of the Year, Points to God as Her Inspiration

Amy Wright, CNN’s Hero of the Year, Points to God as Her Inspiration

We are called to be a people who love the gift of life and advocate for its preservation.


Earlier this week, the CNN Hero of the Year award was announced. The winner was Amy Wright, owner and operator of Bitty and Beau’s Coffee in Wilmington, North Carolina.

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