Discovering the Heart of Parenting

Discovering the Heart of Parenting

Our culture can teach the message that children are a nuisance—a drain from more important things like our career, finances, relationships, or dreams. But that’s not how God views children—and not how we should view them either. Psalms 127 tells us that children are a...
Thanks Dad, See You in Heaven

Thanks Dad, See You in Heaven

Not every country celebrates Father’s Day in June, but as the United States and the Philippines prepare to honor it next Sunday, I have been thinking about my dad, his legacy, and how leaders can prepare others to celebrate and honor their parents. While we often...
“Daddy, Am I Black?”

“Daddy, Am I Black?”

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE—Back in 2013, I wrote a book called 100 Years From Now about Every Nation’s mission, values, and culture. One of the chapters addresses Every Nation’s intentional commitment to building a multiethnic and multicultural family of churches. With all...
Dug Down Deep: Thoughts on Joshua Harris

Dug Down Deep: Thoughts on Joshua Harris

I’ve been thinking a lot about how to address this surprising and sad development. After speaking with my son William, who grew up reading Joshua Harris’ books, I asked him to write a guest blog reflecting on Harris’ recent announcement. — STEVE I had just arrived at...
Singing at Christmas

Singing at Christmas

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE—Last weekend, my entire family kicked off the Christmas season with a trip to Cheekwood, an old mansion in Nashville that’s been turned into a beautiful botanical garden and art museum. For my five-year-old granddaughter, Josephine, Cheekwood is...
Praying and Fasting . . . and Singing

Praying and Fasting . . . and Singing

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE—This week, churches from all over the Every Nation world will begin 2018 with a week of prayer, fasting, and consecration. If you are fasting and praying with us this week, I would encourage you to download our 2018 Every Nation devotional guide...