Is England becoming 'Islamicized'? Are any Brits still believers? Is the Anglican Church dying? One American shares knowledge, lessons, and advice from his ministry in London... and how it's changed him.
- August 13, 2008 |
How close are you to being what God created? Don’t allow your unsuccessful relationships to define who you are, rather use them to refine you into the person God has designed and planned for you to be.
"That morning I honestly questioned if I was busy with the Lord’s agenda for my life or if I was simply caught up in the devil’s suggestions. I had a ministry… but was it mine, or God’s?" Author Janet Denison reflects on what to do when your life is full... but your soul is empty.
What I didn't expect with my new personal training toy is the spiritual lessons I'd glean or the spiritual muscles I'd tone.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently said she supports resurrecting the Fairness Doctrine, a 1949 Federal Communications Commission policy that required broadcasters who sent out specific messages to set aside time for opposing views. Such a move would "really make it impossible to preach the whole counsel of God," said Rich Bott, the owner of Kansas-based Bott Radio Network, which broadcasts Christian programming across 10 states.
- August 08, 2008 |
"The urgency to preach the Good News is as true today as it was two thousand years ago, even if some scholars have naïvely declared God to be dead, forgetting that they are dealing with a God who found His way out of the grave..." Roman Catholic Cardinal Ivan Dias implores Anglican Bishops at the Lambeth Conference to stand against "moral confusion."
Once my heart rate had dropped back to a normal level and the nausea passed, I began to ponder the similarities of my son's friend's swimming pool production with our walk with Christ.
- August 21, 2007 |
Paralysis and blindness are nothing to the Lord. Whether He heals the symptoms or the soul, it's all to His glory, and cause for worship.
- August 02, 2008 |
Our hearts resonate with those who have walked close to God, but we lack the experience or wisdom to accurately assess their advice. Nevertheless, a fixed reference point does exist—in Scripture. More than a prayer, The Lord's Prayer outlines the most fundamental features of the deeper Christian life.
"Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God..." (John 1:12). I’ve read and reread this verse. My silent response was always, “Yes but… I’ve got a past...”
There was a day — an actual moment in time — that I came to grips with the fact that I was not as close to God as I wanted to be. You might be surprised how simple the remedy was...
Just thirty years ago cohabitation was rare and marriage was the norm for heterosexual couples. All that has seemingly changed. For many, cohabitation is now just "part of the life course."
- August 06, 2008 |
Until we realize the true purpose in life, which is to worship Him and enjoy Him forever, we’ll always be floundering.
What is the meaning of integrity? And why do so few people put principle ahead of personal gain?
You'll be surprised by how much you discover about God in the process of Journaling as a Spiritual Practice.
Biblical giving is not grounded in a focus on oneself. Giving that honors God is motivated by a desire to see Him glorified.
- October 27, 2006 |
According to the Washington Post, President Bush "does not see the Olympics as a good opportunity to make political points..." He "has repeatedly made clear . . . that he is going to China as a sports fan." With all due respect, the president of the United States cannot be just another "sports fan." I urge him to reconsider on both counts.
- July 31, 2008 |
It is core doctrine of pro-gay orthodoxy that homosexuals are born gay. Instead of debating the merit of this assertion, let’s grant the premise that sexual orientation is determined prior to birth by genetic, gestational or other factors. The question is whether any valid conclusions flow from this.
- July 31, 2008 |