Transforming, Remembering, and Celebrating (What the Sabbath Means to Me, #5)

Transforming, Remembering, and Celebrating (What the Sabbath Means to Me, #5)

Sitting with my eyes closed during the Sabbath worship service at this past GYC (Generation. Youth. Christ. 2016) convention, I imagined myself kneeling at the feet of Almighty God. Calm and in control, He sits on the throne; the stars dot the black expanse of the universe around Him. He upholds the worlds by His great might and love. I’m kneeling

Needing Nehemiah’s (Part 1)

Needing Nehemiah’s (Part 1)

Sincerely Stirred What stirs you? I wish I could ask you this question in person. There must be something. I know I get stirred about many things, but near the top of my list is when I see someone treated unfairly. Anger builds, and it’s difficult for me to stay silent – even if it’s prudent to do so! Just like you and I, Bible characters would get

Millennials & the Time to Remember

Millennials & the Time to Remember

Born in the early 80s, I joined the largest generation so far in history, later referred to as the “Millennials” by Neil Howe and William Strauss.[1] Growing up with the Internet, this new generation is pragmatic, nomadic, impatient and technologically savvy. Raised in a world of virtual technologies, we are always expecting to be updated with cutt

A Sabbath for Unity: 7 Steps to Cross-Cultural Collaboration

A Sabbath for Unity: 7 Steps to Cross-Cultural Collaboration

On July 23, 2016 Pastor Joshua Nelson helped organize and lead a worship service in which churches, primarily separated by race/culture, came together for a Sabbath of Unity. Below are Pastor Nelson’s reflections on the event, his life experiences that preceded it, and a prescription for 7 steps to cross-cultural collaboration between churches.

Rediscovering the Lord’s Day

Rediscovering the Lord’s Day

It is not merely as a beautiful theory, a mere dogma, that we should consider Christ as God and Creator. Every doctrine of the Bible is for our practical benefit and should be studied for that purpose. Let us first see what relation this doctrine sustains to the central commandment of the law of God. In Genesis 2:1-3 we find these words closing the