Especially in Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes, the spill weeks ago found its way into every sermon, message and homily, as pastors seek to give it meaning...
- June 14, 2010 |
One might think that the most welcome place in the world for an unborn child would be the womb of a mother who would seek and undergo IVF fertility treatment. In a significant number of cases, that assumption is proved wrong.
- June 10, 2010 |
Ever heard the proverb, “The acorn doesn’t fall far from the tree”? That’s certainly true with prisoners and their children. But there’s good news to report.
John Calvin’s response to the atheists of his day offers insight for modern Christians.
Are your frustrated with the way your church's small groups are working out? Here are some ways to get them to Activate.
- July 14, 2008 |
Recently, I was studying what causes people to feel spiritually frustrated. The two top reasons? Bible study and prayer. I get that.
If you build relationships with people wherever you meet in your everyday lives, you can generate momentum that will help them eventually connect with God and other believers.
Scripture memory is a wonderful discipline, but people need to internalize more than a Bible verse or two. Stories - in particular biblical stories - entertain us, but they also encourage us, challenge us, and even show us how to live.
The consequences of putting hard-working families and small businesses at the mercy of unaccountable EPA bureaucrats cannot be understated.
Recently, Armando Galarraga of the Detroit Tigers was one out away from throwing the 21st perfect game in Major League Baseball history...
The stories of Christians in Iran over the past couple of months sounds like a modern-day rendition of the Apostle Paul's sufferings. The methods of tyrants have changed, but the reality of persecution is the same.
- June 07, 2010 |
The act of preaching is either a spiritual act or an arrogant act. There is nothing in between for anyone who stands in the pulpit.
In the never-ending battle of the technological titans, score one for Steve Jobs. No, the CEO of Apple hasn't come out with yet another groundbreaking iProduct, at least not since the iPad...
Now that the full normalization of homosexuality in the U.S. military looms before us, are we ready for all that this means? Almost surely not. There are huge realities that frame the momentous nature of this policy change.
Episcopal Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has forcefully defended her church's embrace of gays and lesbians, and firmly rejected efforts to centralize power or police uniformity in the Anglican Communion.
Is it true that lurking within every religious believer lies a potential terrorist and that if we get rid of religion the world will be a safer place?
- June 02, 2010 |