An Audacious Conviction: To Live Like Christ!

Bethel Church has this audacious conviction that we are called to make disciples who live, love and lead like Christ. For us at Bethel Church, nothing rivals this mandate. It is the primary means by which we declare God’s glory (see Psalm 96:3), and is our bold response to Jesus’ own command in Matthew 28:19-20, when he declares, “As you […]

Created to Complete: The Incredible Gift of Covenantal Sex

Let me be very clear: I’m weary of the world owning the conversation about sex and sexuality. It is time for the church to take over the conversation, not in the standard fundamentalist manner that calls for nothing other than prudish snickers and pounding judgment, but in an honest, clear, Word-centered way that not only affirms the intense joys and […]

The Crying Bench

Do you think that Jesus wept when he ventured off to that “desolate place” written of in Mark 1:35? Do you think he wandered away from Peter’s family’s home determined to find some space; some margin; some quiet spot where he could just sit and stare and summon his Father? The crowds hovered around him like a morning fog over […]