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Joel Horst
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Unconditional love. It sounds so good. And yet many people reject the idea that God loves us unconditionally. To be honest, I don't blame them, because I have seen many people misuse this concept. We need to understand that God's unconditional love is not…
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Nowhere in the New Testament does God tell us that we should seek to preserve our virginity until marriage. Instead, He tells us to walk in sanctification and honor, and to abstain from sexual sins. What's the difference? Everything.
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A year ago, I had a life-changing weekend. It was rather random, you might say. A Facebook friend, who I still have not yet met in real life, invited me to like the page for a youth event. I might add that, at age 28, I had never been to a youth event. In…
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It’s such a wonderful day! We get to celebrate Jesus’ triumph over death and the grave! One awesome thing that God has done for me in recent years is taking away my fear of death. I used to be afraid that I would get to the Judgment and be turned away for…
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I’ve got to be honest: most days, I don’t feel like reading the Bible. And in case you think this is some article where I give you my top five reasons why I read it anyway, it’s not. For the past number of weeks especially, my typical day has looked…
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Bill Gothard has reached a new low. After bragging about his tremendous victory when the lawsuit against him was dropped, he proceeded, today, to respond to one plaintiff's statement in a disgusting way.

Bill Gothard has reached a new low. After bragging about his tremendous victory when the lawsuit against him was dropped, he proceeded, today, to respond to one plaintiff's statement in a disgusting way.
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As I began to read about the effects of sexual abuse, I started to see some definite similarities between the effects of sexual abuse and spiritual abuse. Both can seem fairly innocuous. Both can have far-reaching consequences that no one, including the…
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Trauma. It’s a word we associate with beatings, genocide and injuries. We have “trauma centers” to care for those who have been badly injured in car crashes and other such accidents. So what does this have to do with anything spiritual? The spiritual…
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Yesterday, the news came out that the lawsuit against Bill Gothard and the Institute in Basic Life Principles (IBLP) has been dropped. Today, Bill Gothard gave a statement on Facebook, where he stated: A Huge Victory: Conspiracy Exposed, Lawsuit Dropped!…
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