When a relationship becomes a win or lose proposition in which the winner takes all and the loser goes home empty handed—we all lose. Coming out on top is not the goal in the Christian relational economy. For the Christian, winning is a shared benefit.
- February 03, 2011 |
Even in the fire, I can be assured that if that is where He wants me, He will not leave me there alone...
- February 03, 2011 |
How do you redeem the moment when it looks like everything is quickly going downhill? How do you recover from a stinging comment or a rude response?
If couples aren't careful, the pinch of a pocketbook can contaminate an otherwise healthy marriage or add an overwhelming burden to a marriage already experiencing difficulties.
Because shame has been shoved aside in parenting discussions, parents might wonder if it is ever good for a child to feel shame. Parenting experts weigh in on the topic with a Christian perspective.
By now, you may have heard about the infamous Wall Street Journal article entitled "Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior," based on Amy Chua's new book, The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. I confess to having some Chua-likeness in me...
Why choose homeschooling? Karen Kunkel shares ten reasons.
"I need to talk," Lisa whispered in my ear one day after women's Bible study. A committed Christian with a deep passion for the Lord, my friend had tears pooling in her dark eyes as we found a quiet corner where we could talk.
There is no peace of mind when you're on the run. Are you tired of being a fugitive from God?
Looking at a litany of failed monarchs, and sitting in the rubble of Israel's monarchy, Isaiah looked across the centuries to a time when God would rule on earth through His Son...
Joel Osteen found himself forced to answer a question that every Christian — and certainly every Christian leader — will be forced to answer. When that moment comes, and come it will, those who express confidence in the Bible’s teaching that homosexuality is a sin will find themselves facing the same shock and censure from the very same quarters.
An official response to the State of the Union is a recent invention that seems to have no positive effect. I have found no public opinion data that support the usefulness of an official response.
With a new year upon us and quickly becoming history, how do we make it more "successful" than past ones? How do we accomplish those things we want and strive to do what we are called to do? And how do we "deal with" the inevitability of hopes and dreams which don't come to fruition this year?
J.I. Packer - To read the Bible "theologically" means to read the Bible "with a focus on God."
In this world, losers don't get the prize. Ever. It's like water running uphill. But that's what it's like in the Kingdom of God.
Here are five trends and their implications that I've observed as the ones to watch.
When we try to hold too much in our hands, we get out of balance, and we often make a mess as a result.