Are Cross-Cultural Relationships A Bad Idea? In handling this question, there are two extremes to avoid: One extreme makes too much of cultural differences, and the other makes to little. The first extreme can elevate a particular culture over another, while the second pretends like culture itself is irrelevant. Our Culture is Our Lens Culture […]
Nothing is truly ours except God Himself, and He is worth more than all the rest.
We are members of a New Kingdom—a heavenly one. Our homes are to be embassies of a heavenly kingdom in which all peoples are legal and welcome. Indeed, we ourselves will soon be invited into a new Country. God will invite us, aliens and strangers, though we rightfully are, into his new Earth. He will not relegate us to ghettos; He will not turn us away. We will not be oppressed. We ought to emulate him now, seeking justice for the foreigners in our midst.
We’ve had a couple of hundred success stories here at CalledTogether, but its rare that we get the whole story with the permission to share it. Ben and Susan were gracious enough to write in their story and give us permission to share it. It is a joy to celebrate when the Father brings a […]
I once attended a debate between a prominent atheist and a Christian apologist. Tens of thousands of people filled an arena as the two took the stage. After sparring for about an hour, the moderator opened the floor for questions. A young man in the fifth row immediately shot up his hand–clearly, his question […]
Why Does the World Seem so Dark? Why do innocent children suffer and die of starvation at a rate of 3.1 million a year (BBC), 8500 a day? Why does the slavery of innocent women and children enrich criminal syndicates? 40% of children grow up without a father. Need I mention depression, cancer, or […]
The Parable: Little William was more handsome than all his peers. Mrs. Goodsworth always said, “You’ll go far, William, if you can back up that smile”. William’s smile got him out of many otherwise precarious situations, but he wasn’t sure what exactly she meant about backing it up. William did not consider himself particularly smart […]
“I am trying to just trust God to provide the right person. I need to take a step back from trying to control the timing” This is an example of feedback we receive on a recurring basis. I think a lot of us struggle with the line between pursuing marriage and waiting/trusting God to provide in his timing. Here are a few principles to help you consider whether your pursuit of marriage has gone too far (or not far enough).
Too Much Love… A friend confided in me, “I don’t think I’m ready for this relationship right now. I know how it will go, how it always goes with me. I will love her too much and she will just turn into a distraction.” He was talking about a woman he had met recently. She […]
When Jesus walked among us, He showed that we had radically misunderstood what it means to follow God. The Pharisees and priests were caught flat-footed in the old way of thinking, and they chose to kill Jesus rather than reform their understanding. What was this key misunderstanding that Jesus so radically challenged? Jesus upset the […]