What did God have in mind as He sent His Son to redeem His people, call them together, equip and commission them, and send them into the world?
- July 22, 2008 |
In almost every area of life there comes a moment when you have to take a test, an examination of some sort, the results of which determine whether or not you can continue along the path you are following.
- April 01, 2005 |
The Christian life would be easy if the space in time is small between when you claim God's promises and when you receive what He promised. But life's not like that.
Even more than rooting for our athletes this year, we need to be rooting for the triumph of the oppressed over the tyranny that wants to silence them. That means remembering the persecution endured by Chinese Christians.
Why do you do what is right, rather than what is wrong? That is hardly a new question. More recently, moral philosophers have settled on a more clearly secular theory of morality -- rational choice theory.
1948 was a year for big events - it was also the year that A. W. Tozer wrote The Pursuit of God—a small book, but one that has profoundly influenced Christians for the past 60 years.
- July 18, 2008 |
Former all-star baseball catcher Jim Sundberg advised, "Discover your uniqueness, then discipline yourself to develop it." Good advice for those in vocational ministry, too.
- July 18, 2008 |
As an atheist, Dave Schmelzer never thought of himself as the religious type. And he still doesn't, even though he now believes in God and leads a large Boston church in the shadow of some of the nation's most impressive universities. Read more of his thoughts in Not the Religious Type.
- July 17, 2008 |
If only the little guy hadn’t taken his eyes off his coach, our team would have been set up to score. Shocked by how well he’d done, the young hitter was unable to even consider how much further he could go.
Pressure to live up to our culture’s current idea of a perfect body can leave you feeling bad about what you see in the mirror. But what if your perfect body is simply the one God created you to have?
When you read Tony Snow’s op-ed pieces, you were engaged and learned something. It was a trait he would display a decade-and-a-half later, behind the podium as the press secretary for a Bush administration.
Mark Driscoll knows something about church leadership. Writing out of his personal experience and biblical conviction, the pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle examines six important areas of church leadership, boiling down the big concepts behind church leadership into this practical little book.
Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) is cutting operating costs by 10 percent in the wake of soaring gas prices in order to avoid reducing flight services. A media release from the ministry says high fuel costs are having a negative impact on all relief agencies.
For many of us, before we accepted Christ, love of any kind brought hurt and rejection. So what does it mean for God to "love" us? And how do we love Him back?
- July 13, 2008 |
How did the devoted Christians at Ephesus resist Satan's stronghold of materialism?
- July 13, 2008 |
What rational warrant can be given for Christianity? Read this excerpt from Reasonable Faith.
If the 21st Century Church is going to transform the culture we have to leave the building. We must go where the people are, build a bridge of fellowship, and demonstrate the love of Christ even as we gently warn.