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Cross Words

In my desire to live a Gospel-centered life, I found myself reflecting on the Gospel each day. Earlier this year, I had been meditating on the reality of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross and why it was necessary. One of the things that came out of this reflection was the idea of visually depicting specific […]

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  July 8, 2014
Garrett’s Links: Living Fully for Christ

Garrett’s Links: Living Fully for Christ

On Sunday, we were blessed to sit under the teaching of Eufemio Magsombol Jr. as he preached through Mark 14:1–9. The main point he emphasized was that, when we truly recognize Christ’s worth, we will live fully for Him no matter the cost. This is a valuable truth to understand, and one that we would […]

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  July 2, 2014
Going Back to School!

Going Back to School!

The Member Musings section of our blog is written by church members in the hope of encouraging you to see all of life through the lens of the gospel. Today we hear from Jenn Chen as she goes back to school to study biblical counseling. In May 2014, I printed out my syllabi for two classes.  […]

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  June 27, 2014
Jee’s Links: Short and Sweet Blogs

Jee’s Links: Short and Sweet Blogs

I agree with Jesse Terasaki that books > blogs. But I do love to skim and sometimes even read thoroughly certain (by certain I mean one too many) blogs. And while I enjoy long books, I prefer short and sweet blog posts and have been known to skip long ones. So while we have the […]

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  June 26, 2014
Great Expectations

Great Expectations

The Member Musings section of our blog is written by church members in the hope of encouraging you to see all of life through the lens of the gospel. As I write this, I’m sitting on the first leg of a long flight home from Reykjavik, Iceland, where I’ve just spent a week vacationing with my […]

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  June 24, 2014
Jesse’s Links: Do You Like to Read?

Jesse’s Links: Do You Like to Read?

Blogs are good supplemental reading. They are usually current and keep you current on what’s going on in the world out there and the world of the church. And they are easier and faster to read than books. Books > blogs, in my opinion, but blogs are cool, too. This week’s links are four blogs […]

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  June 19, 2014
Redeeming Every Minute (Pt 3): Thoughts

Redeeming Every Minute (Pt 3): Thoughts

In the fall of 1757 Jonathan Edwards, the pastor-theologian-teacher, was asked to assume the presidency of the College of New Jersey, now Princeton University. A few short months later, on March 22, 1758, he passed away. It seemed an untimely tragedy for man whose ministry and work could have been hugely influential at Princeton. George […]

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  June 16, 2014
Let’s Go Places?

Let’s Go Places?

The Member Musings section of our blog is written by church members in the hope of encouraging you to see all of life through the lens of the gospel. Like many other members at Lighthouse, the announcement about Toyota corporate’s move to Plano, TX was received as more than just a shocking surprise. I’m a senior […]

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  June 13, 2014
David’s Links: Working on our Worship

David’s Links: Working on our Worship

Hope you’re all having a great week!  I appreciate the opportunity to fill in for the big fella for this week’s set of links. I’ve been involved with music and worship ministries for as long as I’ve been a Christian. Unfortunately, my early understandings of worship in the life of the Christian was misguided at best and […]

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  June 11, 2014
Getting Started with Bible Study (Pt. 1)

Getting Started with Bible Study (Pt. 1)

Our spotlight sections are meant to highlight people, ministries, or resources that are beneficial to our church body. Today, Jesse Terasaki sits down with commentary writer, biblical scholar, and professor Abner Chou. Dr. Chou is a really smart guy, but one who is passionate about making the Bible understandable and real to Christians. In this first […]

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  June 10, 2014