Transcript: Vice President Pence’s Remarks for National Day of Prayer

Vice President Pence: “The American people have long believed in the power of prayer, that the effective and fervent prayer of a righteous person availeth much.”

Churches in Iowa Worshipping Online During COVID-19 (Final Update)

While churches in Iowa can now start to physically meet as the COVID-19 restriction was lifted, many churches are still offering services online.

Poll: Iowans, Is Your Church Physically Meeting for Worship?

Iowans, Caffeinated Thoughts would like to know if your church is meeting physically this Sunday for worship and how you will implement public health guidance.

Vander Hart: Count Others More Significant Than Yourselves

Shane Vander Hart: What would it look like if followers of Christ all consistently counted others as more significant than ourselves during this pandemic?

A Prayer for Easter: He Bursts the Bands of Death

We worship our risen King this Easter who has burst the bands of death. A fact that overshadows every hardship we may endure during this pandemic.

Vander Hart: Are Churches Who Don’t Exercise Civil Disobedience Spineless?

Shane Vander Hart: Civil disobedience is not something that should be taken lightly and is a matter of conscience for every Christian, pastor, and church.

Bair: Holy and Spineless

Phil Bair: If the church had the courage and an acute awareness that they are being oppressed by an evil and insidious form of tyranny, traditional physical Easter services would continue.

Vander Hart: Eddie Mauro Cheapens the Meaning of Good Friday

Shane Vander Hart: Eddie Mauro cheapened the meaning of Good Friday to score political points. He would have been better off not saying anything at all.

Why Is Good Friday Good?

Shane Vander Hart: On Good Friday, 2000 years ago, Jesus completely, totally, finally paid for my sin and yours. How could we not call that good?

WATCH: 2020 Iowa Prayer Breakfast

The 59th annual Iowa Prayer Breakfast was held entirely online on Thursday, April 9, 2020, and featured Dr. Jim Garlow as the keynote speaker.

What Is Maundy Thursday?

Maundy Thursday commemorates the last meal that Jesus had with His disciples before He was betrayed by Judas and taken into custody to be crucified.

Brendemuehl: Should Churches or Christian Organizations Apply for a SBA Loan?

Collin Brendemuehl: Once we take federal government money we are finished (ethically and theologically) as a church. We will be no longer God’s church.

What the Loss of Kobe Bryant Teaches Us

Miles McPherson: If there is anything that can be taken from the loss of Kobe Bryant, it is that life offers no one the surety of tomorrow.

Joy to the World

Shane Vander Hart: Jesus has come, but He is coming again! He first came in humility in the form of a baby, but will come again as reigning King.

Christ Came to Save Sinners

“The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost,” (1 Timothy 1:15, ESV).

“What Would Jesus Do?” Is Not The Full Question

Kelvey Vander Hart: “What would Jesus do?” is a great question and important starting place, but there’s more to it than that.