Brooke Allen

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When God Seems Silent

God can be maddeningly hard to get. When God says that his ways are not our ways, he really means it (Isaiah 55:8).<p>We have these encounters with him …

10,000 Reasons

<i>I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger,</i> …

Loving Difficult People

It was only a three-minute escape. Listening to my name being chanted over and over, louder and louder, with greater urgency, along with pounding on …

Siblings

Read the Bible to Your Anxiety

I created three labs teaching through Matthew 6:24–34 on anxiety. My objectives were both to understand how Jesus helps us overcome anxiety, but also …

Have I Cast My Anxieties or Hoarded Them? (Episode 589)

Matthew 6:24–34 // Do Not Be Anxious About Tomorrow // Part 2

Why God’s Will Isn’t Always Clear

If God wants us to “walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him” (Colossians 1:10), why doesn’t he give us more specific guidance in …

When a Leader Lets You Down

It is godly and appropriate to have heroes in the faith—mentors, examples, leaders who go out in front of us and help us see what it looks like to …

When Your Twenties Are Darker Than You Expected

The human body starts dying at age 25. Our twenties slap us with the expiration date of sin’s curse (Genesis 6:3): slowly, in our ligaments; tightly, …

How a Man Loves a Woman

“How do I love my wife well?” Young husbands frequently ask me this question, and it is a great one to ask. They are often faced with a laundry list …

She’s Not Perfect, But She’s Perfect for Me

My father-in-law has a profound little saying that sums up a biblical attitude spouses should have for one another. <i>She’s not perfect, but she’s</i> …

Home | The Village Church

Ten Lessons from a Hospital Bed

Recently, I spent thirty hours in the hospital. I won’t tantalize you with details, but you can tell by this article, I’m still alive. In fact, I …

Why God Gives Us More Than We Can Handle

<i>The next time someone says that God doesn’t give us more than we can handle, point them to Judges 7. God’s instructing Gideon to take on over 100,000</i> …

There and Back Again

My grandmother was dying of pancreatic cancer. She faced her terminal diagnosis with grace and faith. While we, her children and grandchildren, were …

The Gospel Compels True Religion

Religion has become like a chubby seventh-grader lately. Every day it’s getting “pantsed” in the locker room of ideas, never to be seen the same way …

Three Ways Our Deeds Relate to Our Salvation

One effect of close attention to Scripture is that sweeping generalizations become problematic. This is notably true of the way our works (including …

On Learning Discipleship

For several months now Aileen and I have been pursuing physical fitness. While neither of us was horribly out of shape, neither were we nearly as fit …

To Experience God’s Love

Many Christians live at a great distance from a felt experience of the love of God. So much Christianity in the West is shallow and satisfied. It …

Evangelical Christianity

Don’t Complicate the "Missionary Call"

I was never called to be a missionary, nor was I drafted. I volunteered. No special call was needed. I chose to go; I wanted to go; I was compelled …

Do You Pervert the Grace of God?

Do you balk at the thought of Jesus being your “Master and Lord” (verse 4)? Does it make you uncomfortable that Jesus issues commands? Unlike his …

College Doesn’t Change Your Heart, It Reveals It

Every summer the same thing happens to my inbox. I open it to find a steady stream of emails from concerned parents, youth pastors, and older …

Are Those Who Have Never Heard of Christ Going to Hell?

That's one of the most emotionally laden questions that a Christian can ever be asked. Nothing is more terrifying or more awful to contemplate than …

4 Things God Says to Singles

About 35 percent of adult church members in Britain are single, so clearly the subject of singleness has considerable personal interest to many …

God’s Beauty for the Bored, Busy, and Depressed

To escape our bondage to sin, we must come alive to the glory of God in Christ. He’s our only hope.<p>On this theme, theologian Jonathan Edwards was a …

What If the Worst Happens?

I found myself growing fearful. Not a heart-stopping, all-encompassing fear, but the kind of constant gnawing that occurs when you look at the …

How Do I Know I’m One of His Sheep? I Hear His Voice

Assurance is hard to come by sometimes. For many of us, walking through the Christian life is less a matter of one triumphant stride after another, …

Should We Kiss Evangelism Goodbye? A Post by Jonathan K. Dodson

Sponsor<p>Show Your Support<p>J<i>onathan K. Dodson is the founding pastor of City Life church in Austin, Texas. His new book is The Unbelievable Gospel: Say</i> …

Four Principles About Death

I live in Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love. Sadly, Philadelphia doesn’t have a great reputation for loving others. Our sports fans don’t …