by Alexei Laushkin Several years ago I was at a church retreat and each of us were asked to plot our spiritual lives on a graph from left to right and than to go around and share that graph with the group. Without fall most of these lifelong Christians drew a graph that had high … More How do you grow as a Christian?
By Alexei Laushkin It has been a complex season to view the events unfolding in Iraq and Iran. An event the President instigated and then backed away from led the American people to the brink of another war. Although the leadership of the President might reflect the majority view of the American people which is … More What Conflict with Iran Might Teach Us About Being Instruments of God’s Peace
If we have lived the Christian life for any length of time, you can recall times where we have felt God beckoning. Pushing you to get more serious with your Christian faith, your walk with Christ, even specific circumstances that you might have been in. Each of us have different experiences of these moments. Where … More Jesus Help Me Please: Getting Right as a Christian
One way Christians think about the New Years is how they might use their time to spend more time with God. Whether it’s reading more of the scripture, more time in prayer, or devoting more time to church, Christians think, this might be the year I develop a richer more lively relationship with things that … More New Years Resolution: Spend More Time with God
by Alexei Laushkin In the present-day Western Church there are two dynamics that often hinder and slow a fully integrated Christian life: excessive individualism and the role of economic secularism. Excessive Individualism Individualism the sense of self and privacy and identity is not in and of itself a bad thing. There is a scriptural basis … More What Hinders a Fully Integrated Christian Life
by Alexei Laushkin The case of Botham Jean has been on my mind and something I’ve tracked since the killing took place. Botham Jean was a worship leader at the Dallas West Church of Christ. Here was a young man pursuing Jesus and leading and contributing to the people of God. His unjust death on September 6 2018 was a shock … More The Botham Jean Case, Race, Justice, and Faith
The Christian Post is up with my op-ed contribution on immigration, politics, and faith. Small Excerpt: he plight of believers from across the world should have a greater hold in our attention and affection. In this life, just because someone is a Christian from another place doesn’t mean they are perfect or free of sin, … More Christian Post Publishes My Piece on Immigration