The death tax was reduced to zero in 2010, but will lurch from its grave on Jan. 1, 2011 and haunt small businesses worth $1 million or more. If not repealed, it could destroy many family-owned enterprises.
We're not recommending that pastors should routinely endorse or oppose various candidates in political elections. Many pastors might decide never to do this. But whose decision should it be?
Marriage, sex, and children go together like the three legs of a balanced stool. Or at least they did until what by historical standards is just yesterday.
To pray sincerely, "Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name," is to acknowledge that our God is Lord of all; that He rules over the seen and unseen world, the day and the night, the seasons and forces of nature, life and death, angels and devils.
Halloween costume options for pre-teen girls and teens are becoming hyper-sexualized. Why encourage young girls to masquerade as sexually available young adults?
Opting out of traditional Halloween celebrations doesn't mean you have to hide in the basement.
The protests that were publicly nailed to the Wittenberg Cathedral door on October 31, 1517 began the most dramatic reform within Christianity—one that also prompted their author to also pen a hymn of bold affirmation of our mighty God.
All Saints Day serves as an annual reminder that every follower of Christ belongs to something very big and... ancient.
We all have a purpose — each and every one of us, regardless of our station or circumstances in life. Will we, like Esther and Joan and Rosa and Li Ying, be found faithful?
As a deadly cholera outbreak spreads through contaminated waters toward the crowded capital of Port-au-Prince, aid groups are racing to provide clean water and treatment for a highly vulnerable population.
The quest for victory in politics and power often brings out the worst in people. Central Florida congressman Alan Grayson's recent ad attacking his opponent Daniel Webster and caricaturing his Christianity is a case in point.
The self-appointed guardians of the earth are tired of trying to change peoples' minds about global warming. So now they'll just change the globe instead.
Gentle Jesus, meek and mild? Or, have we forgotten how wild and untamed the Lord really is? We interview the author of Domesticated Jesus to find out.
Once there was a highway to heaven, full of born-again souls on a pilgrimage to their heavenly Zion. That highway is quickly being paved over with the veneer of casual Christianity. What is the cause of our sickness? Why is evangelicalism dying?
It turns out that Robert Schuller offers the best analysis of this crisis with his own words. "No church has a money problem; churches only have idea problems." The theological crisis in Garden Grove is far more significant than the financial crisis.
The reason why so many people are asking what is the meaning of life is simple: you and I and everyone else are all hardwired to believe in God.
Tied for first place as the question Christians most hope nobody will ask them is this: how can you know there's a God? It's a challenging question that's obviously central to all we believe as followers of Christ.
"I started noticing how a lot of my praise, worship, and thanks to God had to do with things He'd done, as opposed to simply who He is, so I wanted to write a song that was simply about who He is."
The real question for today's evangelicals is not what this emerging generation will mean, but what we are prepared to do. We can sit idly by and watch these young people emerge on their own, or we can step in as friends, guides, and fellow strugglers. The stakes could not be higher.
- October 22, 2010 |