Brian Franks

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The Result of Hope

I love to tell the story; Tis pleasant to repeat What seems each time I tell it, More wonderfully sweet. . . . I love to tell the story; For those who know it best Seem hungering and thirsting To hear it like the rest. And when, in scenes of glory, I sing the new, […]

biblical interpretation

3 Strategies for More Honest Biblical Interpretation

Biblical interpretation is a process which requires more patience and work to ensure one is on the right track.

Go Work in the Vineyard Today

One of Jesus’ shortest parables has always stuck out to me — even haunted me. Just these few verses make me examine myself to see who I really am as a Christian, and often, I don’t like what I see. “What do you think? A man had two sons. And he went to the first […]

a supportive community

Are We a Supportive Community?

We were created with community in mind. God designed us to live in a community forever in perfect fellowship.

Christian education

5 Misconceptions about Christian Education

Good Christian education is not about students parroting information back for a grade-rather, proper Christian Education is transformational.

The Power of Prayer

The Power of Prayer

There’s a powerful ministry available to the church! This ministry is prayer and in prayer there is much power.

Elements of Discipleship

Discipleship is one of the most important aspects of the faith, though many parts of Christianity today don’t seem to practice it. Many things might stand in for discipleship: reading a book about a Christian subject, for example, or listening to sermons and going to church each week. However, though beneficial, these and similar activities […]

Our Distinctive Lens

Our Distinctive Lens

This lens can be reduced to 2 questions: what does the Bible say we should do and believe? And what does it say not to do and not to believe?

Worship Part 2

Soaking Up the Meaning of Worship in the Scriptures, Part 2

Even in eternity, when death and pain and sin and suffering and evangelism and prophecy has ended, there is still worship!

Worship

Soaking Up the Meaning of Worship in the Scriptures, Part 1

Worship is a challenging word. Yet, worship is a far bigger and more important issue than we tend to make it.