There is a tremendous influence exerted by the life of one individual. No matter who you are, you occupy a place of influence.
- September 16, 2010 |
It is not the magic of Hogwarts that we love, but the wonder. If what I want is like magic only real and unknowable, like philosophy only personal, and like loving a person only eternal, then it sounds a good bit like loving the Christian God.
- September 15, 2010 |
The problem with the concept of karma is that grace is absent from the equation. Here's how you can practice what we might call The Karma of Jesus.
- September 15, 2010 |
How to reconcile freedom of religion and religious pluralism with a deep-seated suspicion of a religion that – at least in some theological circles – mandates the murder and/or forced conversion of non-believing infidels?
Evolutionary psychology seeks to explain human altruism in a result of evolution. But the theory can’t hold water . . . or scientific integrity.
Monty Patton and Dave Kless are preparing to bike 2,400 miles to churches all across America, hoping the trek will teach them more about missions and offer help to some of the world's poorest people.
Instead of quitting pastoral ministry, introvert Adam McHugh learned how to be used of God just as he is. His book is “Introverts in the Church." Read our interview here:
- February 22, 2010 |
Driven by population shifts, immigration, and human reproduction, massive new cities are springing up all over the globe. Will the church rise to this challenge?
At first glance—and probably, at second—this passage from chapter three of the book of Judges does not seem like a promising source of humor. And yet ancient Israelites would have found this very funny indeed.
While most American Muslims will celebrate Eid al-Fitr on Friday (Sept. 10), some are worried that outsiders might mistake the holiday festivities for celebrations of the 9/11 attacks.
Francis Collins stands at the very summit of the scientific community -- and he is headed into a public controversy over the use of human embryos in medical research.
Christian love is offensive because it is willing to offer the socially awkward word of rebuke. Christian love is willing to risk stepping on someone’s toes because you don’t want to see them continue heading down the path of sin and self-destruction.
Does football fanaticism qualify as idol worship? Yes, according to author-comedian, Chad Gibbs. Read an excerpt of his book, God & Football.
Do you struggle with things having to be “just right”? Sandy Coughlin outlines three basic principles she used to help herself overcome her perfectionist tendencies...
The email began, "over 70 Christian leaders and denominational heads have signed a letter saying that questions about the religious philosophy of the president of the United States should be ignored and suppressed by the major media."
The Port-au-Prince airport has been renovated (nice for those of us traveling to and from Haiti). But little else has -- at least not in the areas where we work -- as I quickly discovered during a recent return visit.
In the wake of the conservative commentator's rally on the National Mall last weekend (Aug. 28), some evangelical leaders say he sounded all the right religious notes. But others say Beck's Mormon faith clouds the message.
Where some Christians fret over the loss of Christian consensus in America and the growing ranks of the religiously unaffiliated, we see great opportunity. The demise of nominal Christianity opens new possibilities for genuine discipleship.
- September 03, 2010 |