Do our churches look too much like the Mall of America?
- February 16, 2009 |
"I lived in Lebanon from 1992 until 2004. If 9/11 was going to rip the world apart, I was going to do everything I could to stop it. We had worked long to build friendships, and the last thing I wanted was to let them be torn away by international politics, hatred, and misunderstanding."
Are you a person who is gripped by worry today? Before you can know the peace of God, you need to have peace with God. But this is only possible through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Many different kinds of groups can help you seek God – Bible studies, accountability groups, fellowship circles, missions committees. Here are some tips on effectively Seeking God Together.
Pastor, you need to give some thought to what you say from the pulpit. I'm not referring to the sermon...
It is hard to imagine but this one massive spending bill, coming in at $787 billion, is more than twice the total amount the United States spent to defeat the Axis powers.
We Christians simply cannot afford to fail our contemporaries by withdrawing. Especially now, when so many have an agenda that devalues life and weakens families.
Angie tried every diet that exists, but food controlled her...
Paul's ambition was not to be known as a clever philosopher or as a Jewish miracle-worker. His only aim was to preach Christ alone as the Savior who suffered and died for sinners.
How does a biblical understanding of God’s love and sovereignty serve to encourage and sustain us during trials?
Let's practice what we preach or quit preaching. Don't forget that things as simple as smiles and kind words have power to change lives.
For progressives, “my experience” is the measure of truth. The abandonment of orthodoxy is the real reason that Canterbury's roof is falling in around Rowan Williams.
With one inquiry, Satan cast doubt on God and eventually neutralized what the Lord had said to Adam and Eve. And so it goes today.
- February 25, 2008 |
Slow to become angry? It’s easy to think about when you’re not frustrated, aggravated, or in the midst of a heated discussion. However, when you are in the middle of a conflict or faced with a major disappointment, this may be a much more difficult task.
- February 20, 2008 |
Following the crowd is easy to do. But that will only lead to a common, ordinary life that falls short of the potential God has in mind for you...
- February 12, 2009 |
The dangers of immunizing corporations from the consequences of wrongdoing are evident in the current peanut scandal. Ensuring accountability doesn't conflict with free market principles—it reinforces them.
- February 20, 2009 |
Churches today showcase two distinct styles of leadership: pastors who lead by public consensus, and pastors who lead by personal conviction. But the trends have caused a shift from leading people to following them.
God's will may be in the answer, or the silence, but His love and grace is in the mix for you no matter the outcome.