The Temptation of Power

“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”  --Lord ActonYes, sooner or later – later, if he is strong or well meaning to begin with – but neither strength nor good purpose will last – sooner or later the Dark Power will devour him.”  -- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring The history of the world is rife with stories of men who made power their aim.  Looking back to…

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Refugee Crisis in Ukraine – How to Help!

Pastor Lavern Hershberger, Lolita Hershberger, and Annaliese Hershberger serve near Warsaw, Poland and have been working among refugees coming from Ukraine, helping meet the diverse needs that grow each day in whatever ways they can. They have made a video sharing about the refugee crisis. More info about Anabaptist International Ministries in Poland/ Paypal: https://www.paypal.me/lavernrh https://youtu.be/Q8eRGIwqP0Q

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(Video) How Should Christians Think about Same-Sex Attraction? Feat. Abram Martin & Darnell Rohrer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TWh4sy-X3E Abram Martin, a member of our Kingdom Outpost team, and Darnell Rohrer join Asher Witmer's Unfeigned Christianity Podcast to talk about same sex attraction. Check out Abram's previous interview with That Jesus Podcast. Also, visit Asher Witmer's website for articles, podcasts, videos and more! Is same-sex attraction lust? What causes someone to be same-sex attraction? Will I cause someone who is same-sex attracted to struggle with lust if I get too…

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The Transformative Power of a Cross-Carrying Life

The call to "carry our cross" is... intense. I don't know that talking and thinking about it means as much as just doing it, but then Jesus did leave us not only His example but also His words. We have to understand what He calls us to do; we have to count the cost. Reading books about cruciformity such as "The Cost of Discipleship" by Dietrich Bonhoeffer and "Cruciformity" by Michael J.…

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How do I respond when I am wronged?

When someone violates me, what do I do?  When we grow up in a Christian environment, we are commonly taught two easy things.  The first is inward examination. What am I doing that ticked that person off?  The second tactic is to be angry and tell the other person how you feel. Both these common tactics easily veer down unsafe pathways. First, let’s look at inward examination.  Are you responsible for someone…

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(Video) Courageous Love: The Story of Dirk Willems

When our survival instinct kicks in, it's often every man and women for themselves. Yet, in the moment of crisis, one courageous young man, Dirk Willems, made a decision that cost him everything. He chose the way of love. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1Uw-E3tAHU Narration by Patrick Schrock / Video by Rebekah Mui The year was 1569. Holland was under the rule of the Spanish King Philip the Second. The dikes around the village of Asperen…

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(Video) Costly Discipleship: The Witness of Anna Jansz

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sca_H9TS9H8 What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus, to count the cost and carry our cross? Anna Jansz, a 16th century martyr, came to faith amidst chaos and revolution in 16th century Holland. She chose the way of Christ and loved not her life until death. In this, she demonstrated the courage and strength of Kingdom womanhood and her last words to an infant son echo to us across…

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