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The Bride & The Bridegroom

[A version of this article originally appeared on Pastor Aaron Hill’s website “A Ransomed Mind.”] On June 26th, 2015 the United State Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states. It removed the debate from the democratic process and granted all same-sex couples the right to marry. Recent polls show that 60% of the U.S. […]

The Garden and a Cup

Today, almost 2,000 years ago Jesus and His disciples ate the Last Supper together and then went out to the Garden of Gethsemane. There Jesus wrestled in agony over the cup He was about to drink. As Easter approaches and we prepare to celebrate Good Friday, let us consider the events of Thursday and how […]

Forgiveness: Bonus Track

This past April we had our second annual Mac Powell & Friends concert. One of our special guests was Jenna Kuykendall. Jenna premiered one of her songs, Wait for You at our concert for the first time. Jenna wrote Wait For You from the perspective of two separate parties who want to forgive each other, and yet […]

Forgiving Your Spouse

{This is the fifth article in this week’s series on Forgiveness. Click here to read other articles in the series, including The Justice of Forgiveness, What If I Refuse to Forgive?, Family Forgiveness, and Revenge or Forgiveness?} It’s Not Hard When Things Are Great Brian knew all about forgiveness, having been raised in the evangelical church where his parents were active and […]

Family Forgiveness

{This is the fourth article in this week’s series on Forgiveness. Click here to read other articles in the series, including The Justice of Forgiveness, What If I Refuse to Forgive?, and Revenge or Forgiveness?} Forgiveness Is Something We Do We often think of forgiveness as something that happens only internally, in the heart, without realizing […]

What If I Refuse to Forgive?

Only God Forgives? Yesterday we talked about The Justice of Forgiveness. At the end of that article I ended with a cliffhanger question, “What if you refuse to forgive someone?” I think it is a very valid question because I hear Christians who tell me that they would refuse to forgive someone who killed their spouse, […]

The Justice of Forgiveness

The Justice of Forgiveness The world is out for revenge. These days, every major Hollywood star has their own revenge movie, or is about to release one (Denzel Washington, Keanu Reeves, Sylvester Stallone, Liam Neeson, Nicolas Cage, etc) All these Hollywood heroes are “out for justice.” They’re going to pay the bad guys back for […]

The Mission Continues: What About Muslims?

(This is the third article in a series called “The Mission Continues” as we discuss how to continue the lessons we learned during this year’s missions celebration. Click here to read the rest of the posts.) How Does God See Muslims? We are constantly bombarded with negative reports of Muslim terrorists by the media. Many Americans today, […]