Seeds, Soils and Rejoicing in Slow Growth
- September 12, 2012 |
The raw beauty of marriage often gets "covered up" in Christian conversation. As a Christian community, we have become afraid of the struggle that illuminates the very purpose of matrimony. We don't talk about failure. We cover up shame. No one can know our honeymoon phase never existed.
President Barack Obama will not meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he visits the United States later this month for the U.N. General Assembly in New York.
On the 11th anniversary of September 11, angry protesters climbed the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and hauled down its American flags, replacing them with black flags with Islamic emblems.
Our life holds many experiences, opinions of others and memories that can meld together to reflect our identity and value to us. But shouldn't that place as "Definer" go only to our Creator?
The majority of American teens own a smartphone, a big jump from just one year ago.
I am a special gift from God; please treasure me as God intended you to do, holding me accountable for my actions, giving me guidelines to live by, and disciplining me in a loving manner.
According to a Pew Research Center survey taken in August 2011, almost every American adult remembers what he or she was doing when news of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks spread, and three-quarters say they were affected a great deal emotionally. Eleven years later, how people are living out the anniversary varies greatly.
Jesus said that love for the brethren would be the very thing that attracts those lost to Him (John 13:35). The purpose of the Church is to be a called-out community of Christ's own who love each other with a deep and abiding and supernatural love that is unseen in the world.
Members of a Russian evangelical church in Moscow that the government demolished last week gathered to pray early Sunday morning among the ruins of their once-standing church.
Freedom has been bought with a price, so that we all may experience it. Embrace yours.
President Obama on Friday didn't declare just one national day of prayer and remembrance in honor of 9/11 -- he declared three.
Two new studies show most grandparents babysit and provide financial support for grandkids as they try to save their children money and build stronger family connections.
The National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., is scaling back plans to commemorate the anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks.
If early reports are accurate, the Founders Bible goes to great lengths to prove America is a Christian nation. Does it go too far?
During a jog on our annual study break, I was praying to God for self-evaluation; how I could improve, do better, go to another level in my life and ministry. As I continued down the trail, four questions formed in my mind that penetrated to the heart of not just improvement, but the kind of ruthless self-assessment that leads to substantive life change.
Led by President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic National Convention saw 25 speakers reference the party's support for legal abortion, an average of eight speakers per night in what several media outlets called the most "abortion-centric" Democratic convention since at least 1992.
When your faith journey leads you downhill -- with fears and anxiety overwhelming you -- how can God make a way?