Parents are being urged to avoid a new movie coming out in time for the holidays - one which has all the fantasy appeal of "Harry Potter" and "The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe," as well as the special effects wizardry of "The Lord of the Rings."
- November 30, 2007 |
The problem today is not that God is not speaking but that we are not listening ... The Lord does not want us to be caught off guard but aware and alert so He may continue to use us through those hard times.
Two Jewish and Christian observers share perspectives on Hanukkah, including that God, who performed the miracle of Hanukkah for the Jews in 164 BC, is the same One who performs miracles today.
Mark Twain famously said, "The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated." Let's hope the obituary of the local church, written by some, is just as exaggerated.
How might we respond to our cultural phenomenon of people putting off maturity? John Piper offers 15 suggestions for the Church.
"There were no disagreements about the deity of Christ because I made sure the conversation didn't go in that direction. And I avoided doing what the Bible says not to do -- to argue."
Just as we care for our children's needs long after they've been tucked into their beds, God works in our lives even when we're asleep.
During the National Conference on Christian Apologetics, one statement by Erwin Lutzer got my attention: "God the Father demands perfection... Jesus supplies all God demands."
The Gospel for Asia founder talks about his work in the '10/40 Window' and his 'Revolution in World Missions.'
- November 23, 2007 |
Thankfulness is easy in times of abundance. But study the times during which the author of "Now Thank We All Our God" wrote this great hymn, and you'll understand what it is to "give thanks in all circumstances."
Today, I can see that who I am is not defined as much by what I have, but by the faith that defined my response to what I didn't have...
- November 19, 2007 |
As you face this Thanksgiving, you may be looking at circumstances that make it hard to be thankful...
Biblical gratitude isn't something that should pass from our minds with the passing of a season. It's an attitude.
Here are some all-too-common scenarios that can burst the bubble of unrealistic expectations at Thanksgiving – and what you can do if you encounter them.
Want to be a better steward of your time, talent, and treasure? Here are numerous gift ideas that not only cost very little, but have that personal touch that makes gifts extra special to those on the receiving end.
The death toll from tropical cyclone Sidr in Bangladesh rose to more than 2,000, with more than 1.5 million people living in temporary shelters.
"I love to preach and teach, but the hardest part for me is finding just the right story or quote to reinforce what I'm teaching..." If that sounds familiar, click here.