Do you read the Bible as a helpful tool in your climb up toward moral betterment or as the story of God coming down to broken, sinful people?
How can we better relate to the people we encounter around us on a daily basis? How can we work to understand and build relationships with those around us to ultimately show them the love of Christ?
You see, you can't simply carry out the Great Commission on a fly-over basis.
A Christian couple was arrested on Saturday for allegedly sending blasphemous text messages to a Muslim cleric in Gojra, a religiously volatile city where a week before a young Christian man was sentenced to life in prison on the same charge.
British Prime Minister David Cameron announced a plan Monday aimed at curbing Internet pornography in the UK.
Do you remember Elizabeth Smart? Her story certainly broke my heart. In 2002, she was kidnapped from her own bedroom in Utah and held captive for nine months.
I love Psalm 46 and again find myself drawn back there for my own personal growth and assurance of God's loving care.
So you want to sin, do you? I get that. I’ve been there. I've been there today. And yesterday. And the day before. But can I beg just 5 minutes of your time?
Organizers of a reception for ex-gays have postponed the event after homosexual activists phoned and emailed a dozen threats.
A new report shows that a woman's average age at first marriage is now nearly 27, the highest in more than a century. The overall marriage rate has also dropped to a new low.
The marriage rate in the United States is continuing its decades-long downward slide, with fewer American women than ever getting married and others waiting longer to wed.
In Christian circles, marriage is often seen as the pinnacle of human experience. It can dominate the hearts and minds of young singles.
I saw Liz Curtis Higgs in person for the first time last summer at the She Speaks Conference in North Carolina. I had read many of her books over the years and enjoyed her dynamic personality in radio and TV interviews. I knew that she would be the perfect speaker to end the conference on Saturday night.
Myths don’t just lurk in the world of physical fitness. They exist in the world of spiritual fitness, and specifically in regard to the health of a church.
Eight Iranian Christians received heavy jail sentences on July 16 after being found guilty of "action against the national security" and "propaganda against the system" -- charges typically leveled against Muslim converts to Christianity in Iran.
At least 75 people were found dead after a powerful earthquake struck a rural area of China on Monday.
Here at Focus, we’ve long promoted the idea that married couples thrive when they take the time to go on a regular “date night.” Yes, that’s right – in the middle of our fast-paced lives and parenting craziness, husband and wives should put in the effort to plan a time together to talk and connect outside of the normal routine.
You can watch the livestream from Word of Life Island on your computer this week.
- July 21, 2013 |