Frank Powell

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New Year's Manifesto: 6 Declarations To Inspire You In 2016

111 Shares<p>It’s time to say, “Goodbye” to 2015 and welcome a new year. With a fresh calendar comes new goals, ambitions, and dreams. Tone those love …

8 Signs You Are A Selfie-Centered Christian

420 Shares<p>We officially live in a selfie culture. In 2013, the Oxford Dictionary named “selfie” its word of the year. Let that marinate for a minute. …

7 Things The Church Loves More Than God

332 Shares<p>Love God with all your heart. Love your neighbor as yourself. The entire Law and the words of the prophets hinge on these two commands.” …

How A Wife Responds To Her Husband's Porn Addiction

123 Shares<p>For over a year now, I avoided writing this post. I felt this nudge telling me to write it, and I ignored it. If I’m being honest, I’d …

Christians, The Golden Rule Applies To Syrian Refugees Too

549 Shares<p>I’m going to be honest. Today, my heart breaks. Yes, my heart is broken for the families and victims in Paris. Yes, my heart hurts for the …

Who Am I? Why Am I Here? Where Am I Going?

43 Shares<p>I strongly dislike soap operas. I remember watching Days Of Our Lives for an entire summer. I couldn’t have been older than 10 or 11. The …

What Would Jesus Post? 6 Ways Jesus Would Engage Social Media

169 Shares<p>It’s a hot, dry afternoon in Jerusalem. Jesus strolls through a busy marketplace. All of sudden, he reaches under his robe, grabs his …

8 Hard Lessons I Learned From Leaving My Job and My Church

571 Shares<p>Three weeks ago, I did something very un-American. I resigned from my position at the church where I worked with no leads and no idea what …

Why Are So Many Christians Bored With God? Here Are 6 Reasons.

297 Shares<p>The human brain craves stimulation. When we don’t receive proper stimulation, boredom creeps in. When boredom is left unchecked, disgust …

15 Books Every Christian Should Read Before Turning 30

<b>Why read it:</b> Discover timeless truths for Christian living<p><b>What it’s about:</b> Aside from the Bible, I believe this is the important book you will read …

I Have A Dream...For The Church

100 Shares<p>On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous “I Have A Dream” speech. These words echoed from the podium that summer …

8 Ways To Treat Cynicism Sickness From A Recovering Christian Cynic

227 Shares<p>Hello, my name is Frank Powell, and I am a recovering Christian cynic. I was disillusioned about the church. I didn’t sign up for church …

Is Your Church Led By Pharisees Or Followers Of Jesus?

214 Shares<p>“Everything rises and falls on leadership.” One of the best leaders in the world, John Maxwell, said this recently at a conference I …

7 Signs You Are A Counterfeit Christian

1.5K Shares<p>I don’t usually carry cash. But on this day, I used a crisp $100 bill to pay for some new shoes. As I handed the bill to the cashier, she …

12 Truthful Marriage Vows You Won't Hear At A Wedding

3.5K Shares<p>It’s been six years since Tiffani and I exchanged vows. Like most soon-to-be-married couples, we had an idea of what marriage would look …

7 Churches Jesus Did Not Die For

642 Shares<p>I remember my wedding day so clearly. Standing at the front of a small church in Greenwood, MS, legs shaking, I watched as the doors …

The Cross Is The Only Response To Christians' Obsession With Guns, War, And Violence

200 Shares<p>Our culture is incredibly violent. And most of us love it. I love it. The only ones who oppose violence are hippies (who are probably …

From Raped To Redeemed: Katy Sneed's Testimony Of Overcoming Lies, Secrecy, and Shame

453 Shares<p><i>Hey guys, this is Frank. Today, I want a good friend, Katy Sneed, to tell her story of overcoming years of secrecy, lies, and shame. I’m</i> …

10 Difficult Truths About Ministry I Wish I Knew When I Started

630 Shares<p>Five years ago, I left a career as an engineer to serve the local church full-time. The first day, I walked into the church building giddy, …

5 Reasons You Really Need To Slow Down

In 1967, experts on time management delivered a report to the U. S. Senate. These experts believed the speed of technology, satellites, and robotics …

7 Misused Bible Verses Christian View Through A Red, White, And Blue Lens

232 Shares<p>What if I told you context is not the most important factor in correctly applying God’s word? Let me explain.<p>In Matthew 4, while in the …

8 "Biblical" Christian Phrases That Are Man-Made, Not God-Given

605 Shares<p>Growing up, I played a game called “Broken Telephone.” The idea is straightforward. One person whispers a message to someone beside them, …

Out With The 20s In With The 30s: Game-Changing Lessons To Help You Overcome The 20-Something Struggle

Well, I made it. 30. It wasn’t easy. The last 10 years I pinballed off the walls of anxiety, confusion, and ambiguity.<p>Needless to say I had few …

Intimacy...The Goal Of Marriage. And 10 Types Of Marriages That Will Never Experience It

854 Shares<p>Most days, I wake up early and start my day at the breakfast table in our kitchen. The window looking into our backyard allows me to watch …

Why Can’t I Break This? 8 Very Simple Keys To Overcoming Your Habitual Sins And Destructive Thoughts

230 Shares<p>You told yourself this would be the last time. And you were serious. But here you are…again. Viewing porn. Beating yourself in the ground. …

To My Children: 11 Footsteps Your Dad Wants You To Follow

102 Shares<p>Twice a week I take my boys to a parents’ day out program where they spend a few hours doing two and three-year-old stuff. Crafts. …

31 Flavors of Jesus? Why Christians Should Expect The Unexpected

133 Shares<p>Baskin-Robbins is home to 31 flavors of ice cream. But really there is only one flavor…Pralines n’ Cream. It’s money. Every time. Maybe you …

Thoughts About The Supreme Court Decision On Gay Marriage And How Christians Respond To The LBGT Community

467 Shares<p>On Friday, the Supreme Court struck down the ban on gay marriage in this country. Make no mistake. This was a landmark day and a pivotal …

11 Surprising Ways To Address Millennials' Exodus From The Church (That Might Actually Work)

682 Shares<p>Another week, another poll highlighting Millennials’ exodus from the church. Yes, the stats are alarming. And, yes, I am one of those …