A Fresh Take on Idolatry

Steve Hoppe

Steve Hoppe

Idolatry idolatry idolatry. That’s all your church talks about. While you admit that idolatry is a huge problem in your life, you’re sick of hearing about it. The concept has grown stale and you aren’t changing as a result. Allow Steve Hoppe to provide a different angle on the problem of idolatry while offering hope for a life of freedom now and for eternity. Continue reading

“Jesus Is Better”—But Is That Practical?

Kim Kira

Kim Kira

Imagine a friend comes to you because she is stressed that she might lose her job. Realizing that her anxiety is a result of her idols being threatened or harmed, you ask a few questions to try to discern the idolatry of her heart. Very quickly you conclude that she has made an idol of money. More than anything else, she is worried about what losing her job will mean to her finances. Money is the idol -> it is being threatened by a job loss -> she is stressed. Continue reading

Euthanasia for Addiction

Mark Shaw

Mark Shaw

Sadly, the message of the world for addiction is that of an incurable, progressive, fatal disease leading to hopelessness. Therefore, Christians who counsel biblically have a far superior message in the Gospel that provides real hope. Continue reading

Fear of Failure

Shannon Kay McCoy

Shannon Kay McCoy

The fear of failure is rooted in pride. It is self-worship. Three root causes of this phobia are people-pleasing, perfectionism and pessimism. To overcome the fear of failure, one must choose to trust in God, boast in God and hope in God. Continue reading

How to Go On American Idol without Becoming One

Keri Seavey

My son has recently been given a mic through the reality talent competition called American Idol. This type of moment does not come often and it surely does not come cheap. One of the biggest challenges we have faced through this season is figuring out how not to become an American idol while doing American Idol! I mean, seriously: How can you do American Idol without becoming one? Continue reading