Pending Resolution

Pending Resolution is an exploration of the tensions of living between God's promises offered and his promises fulfilled, looking to Scripture for guidance.
Sandra McCracken

Sandra McCracken

Sandra McCracken is a singer-songwriter who lives in Nashville. She also hosts the CT podcast Slow Work and the new video-based Bible study Exploring the Psalms. Follow her on Twitter @Sandramccracken.

The Holy Sound Stuck Inside Your Head
The Holy Sound Stuck Inside Your Head
We love a catchy song. God does too.
Dying to Our Selfies
Dying to Our Selfies
We’ll never see the glory of God if we look only to our own brand.
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Your Mind Is on God’s Mind
Your Mind Is on God’s Mind
However ugly our thoughts, God is not scared of them.
God Didn’t Have to Do Anything for Us
God Didn’t Have to Do Anything for Us
It’s easy to forget that even the smallest gifts point to incredible divine abundance.
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In Nashville, Death Hangs Over Our Doorways
In Nashville, Death Hangs Over Our Doorways
But our community also feels covered by the shadow of God’s presence.
God’s Yoke for the Decision Fatigued
God’s Yoke for the Decision Fatigued
The way out of overcommitment runs through God’s temple.
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Lament Is More Than a Country Song
Lament Is More Than a Country Song
Why the world needs the church to sing about sorrow.
The Grain of Truth Grows Slowly
The Grain of Truth Grows Slowly
To become who God is making us takes time and trust.
When Doubters Declare the Glory of God
When Doubters Declare the Glory of God
Songs from outside the church can help us worship within it.
Not All That Glitters Is Photoshopped
Not All That Glitters Is Photoshopped
When everything seems fake, Jesus says, “Put your hand in my side.”
This Christmas, Hold on to the Right Things
This Christmas, Hold on to the Right Things
Keeping a loose grip on people and possessions makes us more hopeful.
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We Really Are on the Same Team
We Really Are on the Same Team
Hard as it is to believe, Christians have everything they need to “be one.”
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The River of Justice Flows Downhill
The River of Justice Flows Downhill
We can make modest progress through human effort, but only God can deliver true equity.
What the Hummingbird Shows Us About God’s Handiwork
What the Hummingbird Shows Us About God’s Handiwork
When God seems invisible, he may just be moving faster than we can see.
Don’t Pack Away the Dinnerware During COVID-19
Don’t Pack Away the Dinnerware During COVID-19
Even in our small circles, when we practice hospitality, we foreshadow God’s coming kingdom.
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Cultivating Chaos
Cultivating Chaos
The Holy Spirit does many things. First among them is creation.
Threw Away Your Shot? You’ll Get Another.
Threw Away Your Shot? You’ll Get Another.
When we mess up God-given opportunities, God has a habit of giving us more.
Freedom Is Calling. So Is the Birdcage.
Freedom Is Calling. So Is the Birdcage.
If Christ has set us free, why do we often still feel stuck in captivity?
On Earth as It Is in Flight
On Earth as It Is in Flight
Travel reminds us of our God-ordained dependence on others.
Divine Facial Recognition
Divine Facial Recognition
The Incarnation gave us a God we could recognize and know.

Top Story April 15, 2024

Chuck Swindoll Steps Down as Senior Pastor, but Won’t Retire
Chuck Swindoll Steps Down as Senior Pastor, but Won’t Retire
At 89 years old and more than 60 years into ministry, the Stonebriar Community Church founder plans to remain its primary preacher after the church names his successor.

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