If your days look anything like mine, they start too early, end too late and barely stop for a moment in-between. Slowing down to let God speak to me sounds really right and good, but if I’m honest, it feels pretty inefficient. Lectio Divina is a spiritual practice that involves praying through the Scriptures. It’s… Read More What is Lectio Divina?
One of the benefits of being in a church that teaches through a book of the Bible (like we are currently doing with Ephesians in our series Beyond Measure) is the opportunity it provides all of us to read along in our own personal study of Scripture. The Bible is made up of many different… Read More How to Read Ephesians (and other books like it)
When I was in high school back in the 1980s, video games were all the rage. I was particularly fond of a game called Galaga. A game was so exciting – spaceships flying, alien ships swirling, bombs falling, non-stop action noises, and me having the time of my teenage life. Then all of a sudden,… Read More 8+ Ways to Celebrate Easter with Your Kids
I have a tendency to make prayer harder than it should be. Am I saying the right words? Am I praying for the right things? Does God really care about the tiny details of my life? I wonder if God thinks I overthink things. If prayer is simply talking and listening to God, why does… Read More A Tool For When You’re Not Sure How To Pray
Memorizing Scripture can be extremely challenging. For some of us, we’re pretty sure it’s impossible. We have a hard enough time remembering our passwords. How in the world are we supposed to remember an entire Bible passage? The good news is it’s not impossible. Memorization is difficult when our brains haven’t practiced that skill in… Read More 4 Tips for Memorizing Scripture
We live in a divided world. Race. Ethnicity. Politics. At Blackhawk, we want to be a community where people of different ethnicities and cultures can come, gather, and feel affirmed and valued. Based on our study of Ephesians, we believe this is God’s desire as well. In November 2016, we hosted the Ethnicity and Faith… Read More Developing a Multiethnic Vision for the Kingdom of God
The Tech-Wise Family is a book that has been snapped up by a lot of parents who are desperate for help as they try to navigate the complexities of their kids’ screen time. Parents often feel over-matched and constantly out-maneuvered by their tech-savvy kids. As soon as parents learn about the latest app, their kids… Read More Book Review: The Tech-Wise Family