Gospel of Grace

Why This Hit Song Turned Movie Means So Much to So Many

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Lately I’ve been contemplating the phenomenon behind “I Can Only Imagine,” the best-selling Contemporary Christian song of all time. Bart Millard, the lead singer of the Christian band MercyMe, wrote this song in 1998, seven years after he lost his dad to pancreatic cancer. The song’s title and lyrics reflect Millard’s imagining what his dad […]

Done Deal

Why Many Christians Aren’t Enjoying Intimacy with Christ

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Over the last fifteen years, I’ve enjoyed leading several Bible studies focused on how to enjoy greater intimacy with Christ. At the beginning of the opening session, I ask the participants complete a questionnaire so that I can find out what they hope to gain from the study. The last question is: “In your life, […]