If anything, Murphy is an equal opportunist - the people of God know him well. Scripture is filled with godly men and women who never saw him coming.
- April 13, 2009 |
What does it mean to submit to a local church? Didn't Jesus come to set us free, and isn't this what love always does—set the beloved free?
We all have one–a Secret Name that is. The Bible tells us so. Yet few of us know ours. Ignorantly, we’re stuck, caught up in the “Name Game,” searching for our true identity. Author Kary Oberbrunner takes you deep, past clichés to discover your Secret Name and the vision God has for your life. Read more in an excerpt.
Even when we don't understand our present circumstances, we can walk in the light.
Not everyone agrees with the President’s vision of science’s “rightful place,” particularly when his pursuit of this vision involves undermining the rule of law and disregarding the sanctity of human life.
Thomas Jefferson wrote, “can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that they are gifts of God?”
With prayers and the tolling of bells, but also with second-line parades and Mardi Gras Indians, New Orleanians on Sunday took stock of their rebuilt lives in the five years since the hurricane.
As has been well said, there is no such thing as a bad short sermon or a long good one.
Few concepts can match reincarnation in terms of being incompatible with Christian doctrine and the Christian worldview. The biblical view of history is linear, not cyclical.
Authorities on Aug. 25 recovered the bodies of three Christian relief workers who had been kidnapped and killed by members of the Pakistani Taliban in the flood-ravaged country, area officials said.
Is embryonic stem cell research an example of "waste not, want not" … or a reprise of the Dachau experiments on "subhumans" who were "going to die anyway"?
It is impossible to understand Abraham's faith without realizing that there was nothing in Abraham that commended him to God. God does not look down from heaven to find a person who has a bit of divine righteousness or a bit of faith.
Sometimes the whole earth - and its fullness thereof - makes the pronouncement of adulation. But it should never cry out alone.
Though thousands of people still attend churches around the world, very few truly experience the connection between God’s design for the church and living their lives within that design as God intended. Why the disconnect?
- August 26, 2010 |