This is the moment the preacher has had on his mind and heart all week long. Now, he has done this for years, and by now you would think he's got it down to a science and he can do this blindfolded--lead worship, read scripture, offer prayers, preach the Word, inspire the congregation--but not so. This is not like anything else anyone on the planet does.
- September 18, 2011 |
Here I address more claims by historical document collector David Barton
- September 17, 2011 |
There is no doubt Edward Bulwer-Lytton was right when he coined the phrase for his 1839 play The Conspiracy, “The pen is mightier than the sword.” Ideas take root in the minds of people and bear real consequences
Ok, get ready to do some real thinking here. What follows is heavy theological lifting. I asked my friend Jono Linebaugh to weigh in on the recent discussion about Law and Gospel. His thinking is solid. His nuances are crucial. He adds serious depth to this ongoing conversation. Much food for thought here.
Years ago, Toby Keith asked Willie Nelson if he’d record a song with him. When he heard that the song would be called “Beer for My Horses,” Nelson—to my understanding—was sold on the spot.
"Courage [in Jesus] is where we are enabled to begin and finish a great work of God in our lives."
I recently came across a small book from another era. It was written by the late William Danforth, the founder of the Nestle Purina Company.
GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry talked about his Christian faith in a speech at Liberty University, a move that has brought him under scrutiny.
How do you overcome discouragement when you run into one dead end after another? Here are six ways to keep faith fresh when we walk through our darkest days and most difficult trials.
A listing of hot cultural items from the the Internet, music, television and movies.
The popular singer and author shares about her decades in ministry and what God is teaching her now
The State Department designated eight nations as the most serious violators of religious freedom, naming the same countries as the Bush administration: Burma, China, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Uzbekistan.
When most of us stop long enough to consider what establishes our identity, what really makes us who we are, many of us act as if the answer to this consideration is “our performance.”
The reports, studies and news stories seemed to pour out this past week on the diminishing role orthodox Christian faith has in America.
A new University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences study links depression in teenagers to the amount of time they spend on the Internet and playing video games.
There’s a new study out that suggests when compared to gentle and slower animated fare, “fast-paced” cartoons negatively (and immediately) impact a child’s ability to think creatively and regulate their behavior. Are you surprised?
Obviously the most important part of a prayer life is just praying—I’m sure it’s very easy to get hung up on questions of procedure while forgetting to actually just pray—but I am also very eager to learn how other people collect and organize all of the things they may need to pray for... (Read more)