Discerning the Wisdom of God

This is part 12 in the Growing in Grace series. Listen:  When you go out hiking this time of year, it is important to watch your step—not just so that you don’t trip on a root, but so that you don’t step on a snake. While the great majority of snakes you will come across…

The Cost of Discipleship

This is part 11 in Creekstone’s Growing in Grace series. Listen:  Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a German pastor who was executed under Adolf Hitler in 1945. Bonhoeffer knew that following Jesus could be costly. In fact, in 1937, he published a book called The Cost of Discipleship, in which he articulated the difference between cheap grace…

The Gospel is BAD News

I am pleased to introduce you to a friend and guest blogger, Dave McCarty, who leads a ministry called GospelFriendships, which exists “to champion Gospel-awareness, self-awareness, and sovereignty-awareness, in hopes that the Spirit transforms us Christians to become such undone, contrite, humble, lovers of Jesus and others, that the seculars around us want what we…

Why Sacraments?

Listen:  Those of us who are parents know what it is to have a desire for our kids to grow. We celebrate growth milestones as they progress from sitting up to rolling over, to crawling, to pulling up and then walking. Each new step brings us great joy and multitudes of Instagram posts. In the…

Buds of New Life

Listen here:  I think spring finally has arrived. While next week is still expected to be cooler than usual for this time of year, have you noticed the buds? They can be easy to miss. But if you look closely you will notice them everywhere. On tree branches. Shrubs. Even some flowers have bloomed. It is a beautiful thing to witness the…