I have friends doing humanitarian work in nations where Islamic tribes enslave Christians, but a former governor of Arkansas was politically incorrect, so Americans must discuss Christian tolerance of Islam.
- March 06, 2011 |
Lent is getting a makeover, especially in some Protestant traditions where it hasn't always drawn strong interest. Fasting and service have taken on new meanings as well.
- March 06, 2011 |
"Most of us are looking for a calling, not a job," says Nora Watson in her interview for Studs Terkel's classic book Working. "Most of us...have jobs that are too small for our spirit. Jobs are not big enough for people."
Despite the greater spiritual nature of the relational economy, we are mystified by the currency of relationships. Even when two people value the same things it seems as though they hold distinctly different tenders.
If ABC approached you about appearing on a new, family-friendly reality series called Secret Millionaire, chances are you would say "yes." Followed quickly by a "when do I start?" But if you were self-made millionaire Dani Johnson, you would have said "no." Four times, in fact.
People hear the question "What is the Gospel?" in different ways. Here are three ways people typically define "the gospel."
If you thought seminary took too much time and money, but were also convinced everyone lacked easily-accessible theological education, what would you create? Stan Ward's "Napkin Theology" is the latest example of Christians making Culture with quality and purpose.
"They say that the moment you stop thinking about finding a mate is the moment it will happen for you. But is it even possible to stop thinking about it?" Great question! Read how "he" and "she" have responded.
Our brain reacts to a situation in a microsecond. But to fully understand what is taking place is quite another matter. I don’t know about you, but I’ve found I don’t fully appreciate a situation, and my feelings about it, for minutes, sometimes hours and occasionally days.
"Christians divorce at roughly the same rate as the world!" It's one of the most quoted stats by Christian leaders today. And it's perhaps one of the most inaccurate.
Same-sex marriage is not an idea that emerged from a vacuum. The project of normalizing homosexuality has deep roots and ideological momentum.
You can't leave the children to drown while you go upstream to figure out the root cause of what's causing them to be in danger. At the same time, you can't simply pull endless kids out without going upstream to address the root cause of what's throwing them in.
Voters told politicians they wanted a drastic cut in government spending. But what happens when it's our turn to sacrifice?
Most of us who seek to follow the leadership of Jesus Christ discover that the big lures - murder, adultery, theft and the like - tend to disappear. It's the little traps that we stumble into.
God stands ready to deliver you from whatever burdens you’re carrying. But unlike the sudden rescue you may be hoping for, your deliverance may come in the form of a process instead...
I simply cannot bear plain vanilla when life offers so many other colorful and stimulating flavors. Call it the rebel in me, but a fresh run at life by an untried route will get my vote every time. I'll try to show you why.