Can there be anything that grieves the Father's heart more than the forced enslaving of people made in His own image—by others bearing that same divine imprint?
Here are some ideas I want to share with you that can help let our guards down when in a small group or hospitable settings.
Besides being a great read about a brave young woman, the book shows us that we need to reach out to everyone, including Muslims, to show them the love that God has for them through Jesus Christ.
As the "black gold" to pour into the Gulf and more beaches and wildlife reserves become enveloped in an inky sludge, the disaster becomes a metaphor for Obama's presidency.
- June 21, 2010 |
For the first time a majority of Americans—53 percent—believe that gay and lesbian relationships are morally acceptable. These results were to be expected.
Being amazed by God’s grace is a sign of spiritual vitality. It is a litmus test of how firm and real is our grasp of the gospel and how close is our walk with Jesus Christ. Yet not all Christians find it so amazing. Why?
The Claremont School of Theology, a school historically related to the United Methodist Church, is transforming itself into a multifaith center for the training of clergy... including imams and rabbis.
At Mount Si High near Seattle, one young man knows the pain of trying to be a hero. Sadly, bullying based on perceptions of sexual orientation bring out the bystander in far too many Christians.
Christians are not called to be modern-day Luddites, smashing digital devices with sledgehammers. But we are called to be faithful stewards of digital opportunities, even as we are also called to be faithful in all our relationships.
You've probably never heard of Don Holley. But you should know how his family says he died: in a San Francisco hospital at the hands of medical staff using a procedure called "Comfort Care."
Have you ever considered the father figure in the Parable of the Prodigal to be the focus of that story, not the wayward son? After all, the word "father" is mentioned many more times than the word "son."
What we need when Father's Day arrives on Sunday is nothing short of a family revolution, led by America's fathers.
Father's Day is usually a powerful reminder about social norms, traditions, and yes, prejudice. We see just how uncomfortable parts of the church are when it comes to a man’s nature, and how men are deemed more sinful than women. The author of No More Christian Nice Guy says we're out of balance here.
- June 15, 2006 |
To avoid the word "jihadis" when it is employed by terrorists themselves is rather like visiting Lenin's tomb in Moscow and failing to mention that Lenin was a communist.
Tell me whether you think this is the right time for the church to be engaged and speaking out about the issues. Or should we simply sit back and take care of ourselves and the church?
Several months ago I talked to an Iraqi Christian family who was forced to flee to a neighboring country due to safety concerns...