Core Values: Jesus-Centered Transformation

Core Values: Jesus-Centered Transformation

Core Values Series: Jesus-Centered Transformation  This is part 3 of our 3-part First Image Core Values series. If you haven’t already, read part 1, “Unqualified Compassion” and part 2, “Redemptive Conviction.” We believe that the deepest sort of...
Core Values: Redemptive Conviction

Core Values: Redemptive Conviction

Core Values Series: Redemptive Conviction  This is part 2 of our 3-part First Image Core Values series. If you haven’t already, read part 1: “Unqualified Compassion.” What is redemptive conviction? We state it as one of the three core values at First Image, but what...
Core Values: Unqualified Compassion

Core Values: Unqualified Compassion

Core Values Series: Unqualified Compassion  The word most frequently used to describe the ministry of Jesus is compassion. In Matt 9:36, the Gospel writer tells us that, “When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like...
The Joy of Giving (Tuesday?)

The Joy of Giving (Tuesday?)

A few reflections and tips for the Christian on #GIVINGTUESDAY. By Luke Cirillo If I’m being totally honest, I was initially a bit annoyed and more than a bit skeptical about #GIVINGTUESDAY. It had the aroma of commercial interests but in reverse. It rides the...
Ending The Sexual Prosperity Gospel

Ending The Sexual Prosperity Gospel

This piece was originally published on ChristianityToday.com in 2013 by our now Development Director, Luke Cirillo. Luke, a former Abstinence Educator and current Director of Development for a network of Pregnancy Resource Centers, is an unlikely critic of Evangelical...