Biblical discipleship is either absent or woefully inadequate to producing any tangible fruit, much less real freedom in Christ. Thus too many within the body are mired in sin management rather than freedom from it.
The Church was once the major patron of the arts, and many Christian leaders believe that it can and should be once again. Renewing that status may shift the way the Church impacts the world as a force for good.
Where to turn for comfort when tormented by your enemies? When Christians are being killed en masse in Iraq and Egypt? An old hymn that makes an appearance in the movie True Grit provides a clue.
When Open Doors released its annual World Watch List this week, the list looked very similar to 2010's list, with North Korea again topping the list of worst persecutors of Christians. Here's what changed.
Bearing a faithful witness in a hostile culture requires what Dietrich Bonhoeffer called “civic courage.” It’s as true now as it was in his time.
Dear Dr. David: My husband and I have been married for 9 years. I am a Christian, but he's not...
In truth, none of us operates at a deficit—we just live that way. We are not poor, it just feels that way. "I pray … that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints …expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus."
I was convinced God brought the two of us together. But certainly God knew that my husband would not be one to express himself verbally in the way I was expecting. Certainly God knew that I would many times need more, emotionally, than my husband appeared able to give. So why did God let it happen?
The case of Asia Noreen, the first Christian woman sentenced to death in Pakistan on blasphemy charges, suffered a major setback when her most vocal supporter was murdered Tuesday.
Looking forward to the New Year, what topic comes to my mind? Dying. And dying daily.
Let's evaluate our lives, make plans and goals, and live this new year with biblical diligence.
At least 21 people were killed and scores were wounded on Saturday when a bomb outside a church in Alexandria, Egypt, exploded as congregants were leaving a New Year's Eve Mass celebration.
The question of our own biological origins is eventually inescapable. Our existence requires an explanation, and the question takes bold form. The answer used to be easy - a mommy and a daddy came together and made a baby.
Still in the Christmas spirit? Read 10 things about the Christmas Story you might have missed, then transition into 2011 with four reasons to face the new year without fear. It's all here in our most popular articles of December!