When you suffer religious abuse, you must deal with the pain of figuring out how to separate the abusive behavior of those who claim to follow God from God Himself.
Who was Saint Patrick? History records him as a social activist, and legend marks him as a practical theologian. Would that we had more Saint Patricks today!
We crave being known and loved as we truly are. No criteria. No pretending.
- March 12, 2011 |
Is the imagination "evil"? Thoughts on cultivating a "holy imagination" from award-winning musician and author Michael Card.
- March 10, 2011 |
Being a Christian doesn't mean you won't have doubts. John the Baptist went straight to the Lord with his doubts… and so must we!
- September 14, 2009 |
Some days I just give up. I wake up and stress greets me, personified by the pile of laundry staring at me. Is it realistic for the Christian to expect a stress-free life? How do you de-stress?
I wonder if the reason that today's Christian mothers have an unfulfilling parenting experience is because they have misunderstood the purpose of their lives, and how motherhood fits into that purpose to begin with.
For almost a week after the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Susan Morrison couldn't reach her mother, who lives just outside the hardest-hit region.
- March 17, 2011 |
If you’ve suffered the pain of seeing one or more of your adult children leave the faith, you may feel as if there’s nothing you can do to lead them back to Christ now that they’re no longer living with you.
- March 18, 2011 |
Christian organizations and missionaries in Japan are already busy coordinating relief efforts while international groups wait to get inside the country.
Your own walk with Christ could make the difference in the eternal well being of someone you love. But why is it so much easier to share your gospel hope with a stranger than with someone in your own family?
- March 07, 2011 |
Be in prayer for the people of Japan and the Pacific rim. An underwater earthquake off Japan's northeast coast has caused destruction and at least 32 deaths, and sent huge walls of water across the Pacific Ocean towards Hawaii, Australia, and the North and South American coastlines.
Japan’s biggest earthquake on record has countries throughout the Pacific on high alert, as more than 50 countries are watching and waiting to see if tsunamis hit their shores.
This big-budget invasion flick offers no surprises. But if you’re into this sort of thing, Battle: Los Angeles provides exactly what you’re looking for.
You can become more holy right here and now, in the ordinary moments of life that become sacred when you learn how to selflessly respond to God’s calls.
- March 09, 2011 |
Meeting your mate’s point of need can be a powerful antidote to a challenging problem.
In dancing, as in marriage, the roles of men leading and women supporting - if properly executed - give the impression that there are no roles at all. What you witness is the fruit of their abilities, which is delicious.
- March 05, 2011 |
Most of us who have given our lives to serving God have had a love-hate affair with the Lord's Church. We hear the not-so-new calls of "Jesus Yes, Church No," and have some things to say in reply...
- March 06, 2011 |
“It is unspeakably sad when those called to be ministers of the Word distort the gospel and deceive the people of God with false doctrine.” Why would Justin Taylor feel the need to issue such a warning about a book by popular pastor Rob Bell?
- March 07, 2011 |