What Does “Relationship with God” Really Mean?

One of the most common ways that Christians talk about their faith is to say that they have “a relationship with God.” I hope that is true for them. I know many Christians whose lives reflect an intimate, ongoing interactive connection between them and God. And for that we can all rejoice. But unfortunately, many … Read more

Experiencing Relationship with God

It bears repeating that a closer relationship with God is not merely an abstraction or a statement about our official standing with Him, but something we actually experience. Often we hear Christian leaders tell us that we should not go on feelings because God is present whether or not we are aware of it. They … Read more

Chosen By God, For God

It is easy to breeze over Paul’s great declaration in his letter to the Ephesians where he says, “He chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and unblemished before him in love” (1:4). We hear that God created a “plan of salvation” so we could all go to heaven. … Read more