Rethinking the Church - N. J. Lindquist

How Are You, Really?

You know you’re a writer,” said the toastmaster at a banquet I attended recently, “if, when you ask someone how they’re doing, you actually listen to the answer.”But even though I'm a writer, I don’t always listen. I live,

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Our Quest for Happiness

We all dream of being happy. But what, exactly, is happiness?​Some years ago, I was drinking tea in a friend's kitchen when she said to me, "You know, when we bought this house, I thought my life was finally

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Is Today’s Church (AKA the “Body of Christ”) Healthy?

From a very young age, I've known God was my best friend, and I was part of a local church. But over the years, I've frequently wondered if God's people are living the way he wants, or if there

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Wanted: Companionship

It seems to me that if we really knew God the way he wants to be known, we’d be falling all over ourselves trying to introduce him to others.Unfortunately, many people’s relationship with God goes like this: “I’ll believe

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My Greatest Fear

Over the years, I've been afraid of many things.​Having a flat tire on a freeway. Or worse, having a flat tire at night. The result of this fear is that I avoid driving on freeways whenever possible.Losing a small

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Help! I Need Somebody…

Jeannie cringes as a wave of anguish sweeps over her. How could I have missed that? What’s wrong with me? Tears well up in her eyes. I’m hopeless. Why can I never seem to get anything right? And why does

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What Gives You the Right to Criticize Me?

"You think I need to control my temper, do you?” Steve glared at his wife. “Well, what makes you think you're so perfect?” Janice sighed. “I just don't think you should get so angry with Gary because he didn't

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Rethinking the Church

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