Entries by Jenna Jordan

The Insanity of God

“For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?” -Luke 14:25-34  What does it cost to follow Christ? For Rav, it cost him his father holding his head down on a table with an axe in hand, saying to […]

Will Others Notice?

About a year ago, my wife and I decided to buy a home within the city of Greensboro. The home was custom built for the previous homeowners. So naturally, we appreciated some features of the house while other features made us scratch our heads to question what they had in mind. We have made progressive changes […]

Does God Care About Our 9-5?

This summer, I had the opportunity to be a part of City Life. Through City Life’s forums and discipleship groups, I learned how to integrate the Gospel and our work, and I was able to practically apply this knowledge through my summer job and internship. Through the community of other believers who shared a same vigor for this […]

How to Talk to an Atheist

Bible-believing followers of Jesus look at the world around us and see countless clues that point to God’s existence – such as the order and design of the universe. We sense within us other clues such as the longing for justice and beauty. But to a self-proclaimed atheist, these clues aren’t as compelling. Conversations between […]

Child Sponsorship

Whether through a conference, concert, or TV, most of us have heard of child sponsorship and know how it works. Over the years, sponsorship has proven to be an effective way to improve the quality of life for children around the world. It provides a tangible way for families and individuals to serve others internationally […]

Kids Ministry Resources

As a kids ministry, we have benefited greatly from incredible resources and tools created to help ministry leaders. Here is a sampling of the resources that our kids team utilizes on a consistent basis in the office, the kids classrooms, and even our own homes. 1. For parents: Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp […]

Risk is Right

As a College Pastor, I have the privilege and responsibility of working with the most strategic group of people on the planet. College students are transient and adventurous. If you ask most college graduates, they will tell you that they were most willing to try anything when in college whether it was for good or […]

The Vision of Mercy Hill Worship

Sunday’s sermon was taken from Mark 11 when Jesus, before entering the temple, cursed the fig tree. Even though the tree was leafy green, it didn’t bear any fruit. Jesus was teaching through an enacted parable that it is possible to be full of religious activity on the outside and be spiritually dead on the inside. […]

You Need to Stop Freaking Out about Your Kids

Sometimes the truth about reality can sound a bit, well, harsh. The above title is actually the subtitle that Kevin DeYoung gives to his chapter on parenting in the book Crazy Busy. And it’s here that DeYoung drags into the light a curious and concerning problem that most parents (including godly Christian ones—maybe especially godly […]