Help! I’m Distracted During Worship

Help! I’m Distracted During Worship

Open up the heavens, we want to see You, Open up the floodgates Floodgates? I think we can stop asking God to open the floodgates now, for crying out loud! It’s been raining for the past 40 days and 40 nights straight. On the bright side, we now have waterfront...
Cured of Something Worse Than Cancer

Cured of Something Worse Than Cancer

I’m high risk for breast cancer. Three generations of women in my family have been diagnosed and treated for breast cancer. Knowing this, as I went in for my first MRI screening a week ago, I had a sense of impending doom. True, the women in my family have all...
Equip #33 – Mentoring Like Jesus

Equip #33 – Mentoring Like Jesus

In this episode of Equip, College Park’s Communication Project Manager, Heather Nunn, talks with Pastor of Leadership Development Brad Merchant about biblical mentorship. Heather Nunn:              Hi. I’m Heather Nunn, a host of Equip, a podcast of the...
The Ministry of Meekness

The Ministry of Meekness

The gospel makes us meek, not because we always think poorly of ourselves, but because we are given eyes to see who we truly are and our utter dependence on God’s mercy and grace.  The late Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German pastor and theologian, wrote about meekness in...
3 Challenges for a Nation Blessed By God

3 Challenges for a Nation Blessed By God

This month, we celebrate the signing of our Declaration of Independence which, after bitter fighting, led to the establishment of our country in the next decade. Most of us took U.S. history in school; we know the basic details of the fight for independence. And I...
Introverts and the Church

Introverts and the Church

Can you be a faithful Christian and be an introvert?This is a question I’ve wrestled with throughout my life, and while I can be outgoing and I love people, I am an introvert at heart. I became a mom last year, and staying home with my baby encouraged the introvert in...
Facing the Snakes

Facing the Snakes

If you ask a ten-year-old to clean his room, you’d better believe that some things are going to get shoved under the bed. When it comes to dealing with our own messes – our sins – adults aren’t always better. But healthy disciples of Jesus have to grow in our ability...
Capital Proclamations

Capital Proclamations

Have you had a chance to visit our nation’s capital? One year, our family went on a trip to Washington D.C. for a fourth of July celebration. The atmosphere was about as patriotic as you could have imagined, especially since it was the summer following 911. Even...