By Paul Koch – There is nothing better for a person than that he should eat and drink and find enjoyment in his toil.Ecclesiastes 2:24 This statement by Solomon is fundamentally offensive to the Christian. This is because it attacks our fundamental desire for glory. We desperately want our comings and goings, our eating and … Continue reading Eat, Drink and get to Work
By Cindy Koch - We live in a place and time where an ancient story of truth is hushed and ridiculed. The characters have been hidden; the vocabulary has been censored. The world attacks this story by shaming and confusing us with shadows of freedom. Our society mangles this simple story that breathes in the … Continue reading Women’s Freedom or Submission?
By Cindy Koch - Today in our world there is a battle between men and women. As a mother of four daughters, sometimes that scares me more than a little. As my little girls grow up in this deep, dark society, I fear for their safety and future. Will they find a man who cherishes … Continue reading Theology of Woman
By Paul Koch – “Yes, Haven, most of us enjoy preaching, and I’ve got such a bully pulpit” – Theodore Roosevelt On Tuesday evening, I was making my usual trip down to the Jiu-Jitsu academy for training, and I had the opportunity to listen to much of the President’s State of the Union address. Though … Continue reading Embracing the Bully Pulpit
By Joel A. Hess - I often forget a little detail in our Lord’s command to His church in Matthew 28. He says, “Go and make disciples…” Every time I read and reread this almost cliché passage, I am reminded that Jesus tells us He is going to “make” disciples. It will be something done … Continue reading Collecting vs. Making Disciples
By Scott Keith - “Traditionally, masculinity is what stands between the innocent and the wolves.” – Ben Shapiro Well, I’m back. You can call me Pappy or call me Cantankerous. At this point it doesn’t matter. What I am today is mad, outraged, and oddly—at least for me—a little sad. The Gillette commentary on masculinity … Continue reading Toxic Masculinity of Wolves and Men?
By Cindy Koch - “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Her eyes sparkled and grew a little bigger. Focusing into the future, somewhere beyond our present conversation, she released her hopeful dreams from within. I could see the inspiration of tomorrow lifting every little bit of her countenance. There in her … Continue reading Inspire our Children