Chad E. Graham

About Chad E. Graham

Chad is the Next Steps Pastor at Highpoint Church in Colorado, an adjunct faculty member at Southwestern Assemblies of God University, and an avid reader of economics, church history, and theology. Chad is husband to Stephanie, father to Caroline and Madison, and a lover of all things basketball.

Reasons Why the Church Will Be Stronger After COVID-19

It’s easy to see the damage COVID-19 is producing as this season unfolds. While there are many unanswered questions about how long this quarantine will last, what kind of restrictions will remain, and how many lives will be lost in the wake of this pandemic—there are signs of hope and Kingdom progress not far from the surface of the situation. Let me share four reasons why I think the Church global will be stronger after COVID-19. Appreciation: Even the introverts are missing Sunday gatherings at this point. We were created as social beings and we were created for corporate worship. Having

By |2020-03-30T13:02:15-06:00March 30th, 2020|Culture|2 Comments

5 Book Suggestions for Quarantine

You are quarantined. You want to read more. Here’s your chance! I have compiled a list of 5 books that target different areas of the Christian walk to get you started on your quarantine binge reading. The List God's Story in 66 Verses: Understand the Entire Bible by Focusing on Just One Verse in Each Book By Stan Guthrie Bible Study: This book is so helpful in learning what the broad picture of Scripture is teaching. By choosing a key verse from each book of the Bible, the reader begins to understand how each individual book weaves into the tapestry of

By |2020-03-30T08:46:44-06:00March 30th, 2020|Book Review|0 Comments

A Different Kind of King on Palm Sunday

A long-kept desire of the people of God has been, and continues to be, the desire for a perfect king. Israel begged God for a king until he relented, and they ended up with King Saul—a fearful, wayward, usurper of God’s authority. To say that he was a disappointment to the people would be an understatement. From the time of King Saul (about 1,000 B.C.) all the way up to the days of Jesus, Israel continued in their quest for the perfect king. Over time, the picture of the ideal king changed as Israel faced God’s judgements and the dominance of

By |2020-03-26T13:59:04-06:00March 26th, 2020|Holy Week|0 Comments

Being in God’s Presence

King David is a complex character, but one thing I like about David is that he knows the importance of seeking after God’s presence. His pursuit of God is written all over the Psalms, it’s his first response to judgement when he loses his son, and it’s one of his first official actions as King. After defeating the Philistines in battle, David ceremoniously calls for the Ark of the Covenant to be brought to Jerusalem. The ark, a container that carries the presence of God when Israel is obedient and in right-standing with YHWH, is more than just a religious token

By |2020-03-24T16:57:45-06:00March 24th, 2020|Old Testament Studies|0 Comments

Making Culture by Doing Good

Christians and Culture Humans are cultural beings. Throughout history, humans have excelled at making and changing the tapestry of their cultures. Cultures are dynamic and constantly shifting with the changing of authorities – not only shifting governmental authorities, but also shifting ideological authorities in the academy, in art districts, and in religious structures. Religion is primarily concerned with meaning. Meaning shapes the values in a society and ascribed values guide the direction of society. These values can be good or bad; they can be rooted in objective morality or subjective preferences. Christianity has been a vital institution for promoting values that

By |2020-03-24T17:01:42-06:00March 23rd, 2020|Ethics|0 Comments

Is “Good” Simply Whatever Makes Us Happy?

Is “Good” Just a Feeling? Our whole lives, we are told to be good and do good. But what is good? Is it a thing that can be measured or is it something I become? Americans have had a hard time agreeing on the answer to such questions. We are however, in general agreement that American morality has dropped significantly in the last 10-20 years. Could there be a moral shift in America that is causing the perceived, if not actual, decline of moral values? Could it be our youngest generation who are doing the shifting? Noted sociologist from Notre Dame,

By |2020-03-23T21:17:19-06:00March 23rd, 2020|Ethics|0 Comments