Alicia Swaringen received heart-swelling news the morning after last week's deadly earthquake in Haiti: Sthainder, the 4-year-old boy she planned to adopt, was safe. But her paperwork wasn't.
- January 21, 2010 |
The Book of Eli continues the string of apocalyptic tales. It has style, it has action, but it also has something that sets it apart from even the best mindless action films. It has a point: The Word of God can be used for both good or ill, but a world without the Word is a hopeless place.
- January 18, 2010 |
R. T. Kendall thinks we use God's name in vain when we too quickly say "God told me" this or that. He's right.
- January 19, 2010 |
What can any one of us do to help Haiti when we are sitting over here in our warm houses in front of a computer with our beverage of choice nearby and our healthy kids playing in the next room? A couple things...
- January 20, 2010 |
People in Haiti received a rude awakening this morning just after six o'clock, when a 6.1 magnitude aftershock rocked areas near Port-au-Prince.
- January 20, 2010 |
If you direct the fiery emotion of anger in the right way, it can motivate you to accomplish something good. But if you let it burn out of control, its flames will damage your life and relationships with others...
The images streaming in from Haiti look like scenes from Dante's Inferno. The scale of the calamity is unprecedented. In many ways, Haiti has almost ceased to exist.
Many men (and women) are abandoned with little of the reason for it pertaining to the marriage. There are many other dynamics at play. Let's reflect on a few of them...
There's deep theology here, an ocean of questions and answers that leave us in one of two places: wondering where God is in the midst of suffering, or wondering at the mystery of this God who works all things---including suffering---for good.
For Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington, the son of a Pentecostal minister of 50 years, the opportunity to play a faith-filled character was something close to his heart, especially since one of The Book of Eli's prevalent themes is that "God is love."
Relief groups and aid supplies are landing on the ground in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, but getting these lifesavers to people in need is another matter.
Those hoping for glimpses of Peter Jackson's stunning foray into dream-like drama with 1994's Heavenly Creatures will be sorely disappointed in The Lovely Bones. Not only does it lack the book's emotional gravitas, but the choice of garish, Cirque du Soleil visuals end up downplaying the story's real focus.
For most of my own life, I was the one lying to myself. If anyone knew the lies women tell themselves to justify getting into bad relationships that led to bad marriages, it was me.
- November 21, 2007 |
Various ministries are regrouping and beginning relief efforts following Haiti's massive 7.0 earthquake, though authorities are still piecing together the big picture.
- January 13, 2010 |
What set the commentariat's teeth on edge was Hume's suggestion that Woods' best chance for recovery lies with faith—and specifically, the Christian faith.
- January 11, 2010 |
Don't just throw out a few brief prayers for God's help, and then move on in discouragement if the situation doesn't change for the better. God wants you to practice Wrestling Prayer