‘Culture’ Category Archive

See How a Pair of Miss-Matched Socks Changed a Listener’s Life

After working with children all morning, I was a little nervous about working with one of the mothers. As I sat on the floor in front of her chair, I knew the only thing she could possibly say that I would understand was “Hola,” so I decided to be the first to say it in an effort to at least express friendliness even if I couldn’t verbally show it in any other words. She responded… … Continue reading

This Boat Adventure Story Will Help You Share Your Faith

It was getting close to spring during my junior year of college. A few buddies and I decided to plan an epic spring break adventure. To qualify as “epic” it needed to involve a challenge that we weren’t sure we could actually pull off—a challenge that would blur the line between risky and just plain stupid. After about half an hour of scheming and consulting a map, we decided we would spend several nights on… … Continue reading

When is It Time to Stand Up to the Enemy?

“Your enemy prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour …. take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the fiery darts of the evil one.” (I Peter 5:8b; Ephesians 6:16) I like cats – warm cuddly domestic pets with their winsome ways. But, having owned a few (or being owned by them), I am under no illusions as to their basic nature. No matter how charming they… … Continue reading

2 WRONG Expectations Churches Place on Pastors

Pastors are not strangers to the expectations of church members. But are the expectations of church members Biblical mandates from God? Or are there certain expectations that we, as pastors and churches, have believed to be signs of a healthy church? What does the Bible require of a pastor? Paul’s famous charge to young Timothy is a good place to start: “I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus christ, who will judge… … Continue reading

Does God Care About Politics?

“And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness.” – 2 Timothy 2:24-25 Does God care about politics? Well, a better question might be, “Why wouldn’t He care?” He cares about everything concerning us, our daily lives, peace on the earth, justice and truth. He also cares about nations. In fact, He came up with the idea in the first place.… … Continue reading

3 Reasons Why I Think God Hates Religion

God hates religion. Why? Imagine with me for a minute, Jesus, standing in the temple with the religious leaders. They were testing and mocking him. The courtyard of the temple was filled with merchants and moneychangers. It looked like a crowded flea market, not a sacred place of worship. (John 2:13-22) God’s sanctuary was being abused, and the high priests were okay with it. They were also perfectly fine with corrupting God’s commands with their… … Continue reading

4 Reasons to Ditch Your Daily Dose of Caffeine for a Good Cause

We all have our reasons for needing that morning shot of energy. But have you ever added up all the dollars you spend on that morning drive-thru? Here are 4 reasons to cut back on that cup of artisanal joe so you can invest in something even more worthwhile. 1. Coffee won’t help you keep your priorities straight. You may feel like a wild animal before your first cup of caffeine, but Christy reminded us… … Continue reading

10 Amazing Ways Your Dollar Can Make a Difference

Our ministry can’t happen without you! But do you ever wonder what happens to the dollars you donate? Here’s what your donation can do through WAY-FM. 1. It reaches people who don’t know Christ. 25% of WAY-FM listeners are unchurched or have not made a decision for Jesus. We get a countless number of stories telling us how WAY-FM is reaching these people with a Biblically-founded message of salvation and redemption. 2. It puts God’s… … Continue reading

3 Myths That Stop Christians From Voting

Four years ago, “political zealot” severely understated my fanaticism for a certain presidential candidate. I posted personal blogs about his inherent virtues. I started polite dinner conversation with, “So, who are you guys voting for?” And I donated a healthy amount of dead presidents to his active presidential marketing campaign. I was “that guy.” You know, “that guy” who goes to a political rally, “that guy” who somehow coerces multiple friends into joining him at… … Continue reading

How Sponsoring a Child Just Changed Your Life Forever

YOU are amazing! The WAY-FM Family has come together and impacted over 2,000 children, enabling them to dream and break the cycle of poverty. On behalf of these kiddos and Compassion International, we can never thank you enough!   If you’ve been hesitating this week or you’re just now hearing about this cool opportunity, you can still sponsor a child today! Just click the link below. … Continue reading