As a person in ministry I have found Christians who love someone with a mental disorder and/or addictions to be more common than not. How do we mix grace and mercy with boundaries?
- June 10, 2008 |
If the church is to be effective in this rapidly changing world, we must understand the times and know what to do.
The political powder keg that threatened to explode into civil war in once-stable Kenya has been defused, but many thousands of Kenyans driven from their houses, farms and businesses still fear going home -– or have no home to return to.
Ideology - that is, the manmade formulations and doctrines of both the right and the left in modern American politics - is the enemy of true conservatism, as it is the enemy of the Gospel, which rests on revealed, propositional truth.
The quieter confessions we reserve for the bathroom mirror or the privacy of the car on our daily commutes are powerful. They flow out of us in raw form, in those unedited moments when our hearts are closest to the surface.
For me, mental illness is where grace and real life have collided. If you have a loved one with mental illness, the first thing you must do is to understand the dynamics of the disease.
I was enjoying the best Mothers' Day of my life and it coincided with that other great event, Pentecost Sunday.
The following is an interview with Open Doors Director of China Training... He talks about the devastating earthquake which hit China on May 12 and how Christians are making an impact physically and spiritually during relief efforts.
In the current edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education, the scandal surrounding the "Gospel of Judas" is significantly expanded.
We fall short of reaching God’s potential for ourselves when we do not take advantage of the opportunities that God puts in front of us. When we do not believe in ourselves and the gifts He has given us. And when we fail to see how we fit into God’s plan.
- May 22, 2008 |
Jeremiah Wright is not the first black preacher to manipulate black church congregations into victimization rather than salvation. Thankfully, the Scriptures are clear about the responsibilities of Christian ministers.
Are humans unique? Or, put in other words, is there any basis for human dignity and for treating humans with special respect? It is now frighteningly clear that secular science is inadequate to answer that question.
After eighteen years as pastor of a church he planted, Ron Martoia's ministry has shifted to that of a "transformational architect," equipping leaders to deal with change.
The Christianity of the Bible is a religion that is uncompromisingly supernatural. If we take away the supernatural, we take away Christianity.
- May 29, 2008 |
Jesus sent his men out thusly: "like sheep among wolves. Therefore, be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves." Now that is what I call a green light!
- May 23, 2008 |
“We have two choices: close down and hand over the keys, or we fight until the end when we get our rights,” said Mustapha Krim, president of the Protestant umbrella network.
Doing evangelism is a very different dynamic in today’s culture than it was twenty-five years ago...
After the release of the Evangelical Manifesto, Frank Pastore interviewed Manifesto signer and National Religious Broadcasters President Frank Wright.
The plans of the diligent lead to profit... (Proverbs 21: 5). Setting financial goals is one of the best remedies for financial stress and yo-yo budgeting.
- May 29, 2008 |
A cargo plane chartered from Charlotte, North Carolina, by international Christian relief organization Samaritan's Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association arrived in Chengdu, China on Saturday, starting distribution of 90 tons of relief materials.
- May 28, 2008 |