Living by faith will always involve some things that are “contrary to what common sense would suggest.”
- October 25, 2011 |
On the floor of the Darwinian exchange, traders bark, “Evolution is fact, Fact, FACT!” But it’s a fact that has proven to be a hard sell.
Now, I'm a Christian adult. But back then? I was Casper, the Friendly Maniac.
Let's face it -- China has been on a roll. But money and public relations aren’t everything. There are also two-year-old girls.
It has been fascinating to witness the rise of Halloween in recent years. I’ve developed a theory. It may seem a little far-fetched, but hear me out and let me know what you think.
Love the church as it is now even as you dream of what God may do in the days to come.
- October 23, 2011 |
Can a feature film and a television show help us to think about “such things” as Paul refers to in Philippians?
- October 21, 2011 |
HarperOne has recently published 25 Books Every Christian Should Read: A Guide to the Essential Spiritual Classics, selected by Renovare and a “specially appointed editorial board,” including Richard J. Foster, Dallas Willard and Phyllis Tickle.
- October 20, 2011 |
That’s a place and a context I had not thought about too much until I read Richard Phillips’ book Jesus the Evangelist. Based on a series of expositional sermons, this book teaches the principles and practice of witnessing by looking at the model of Jesus in the first four chapters of John.
- October 19, 2011 |
This prayer encouraged me as I read it. I hope it gives strength to your heart as well.
- October 19, 2011 |
It seems like such a simple question. And it is. Sort of.
The title of my post today strikes me as oxymoronic. Miracles, after all, are defined as acts of God, amazing and marvelous events, and "seals of a divine mission"...
I close my book Surprised by Grace: God’s Relentless Pursuit of Rebels with a story (not sure if this really happened or is simply parabolic) from Civil War days before America’s slaves were freed, about a northerner who went to a slave auction and purchased a young slave girl. As they walked away from the auction, the man turned to the girl and told her, “You’re free.”
Below is the latest “Questions and Ethics” query. Help me answer this question by telling me your thoughts in the comments. I’ll weigh in later. And remember to send me your real-life ethical dilemma to firstname.lastname@example.org
The median worship attendance at a typical congregation has declined – again – from 130 to 108.
It’s tough enough when you need a miracle in the first place, but what do you do when you need a bigger miracle?
- October 15, 2011 |
Who’s got your back? Or rather, who’s got your “belay on”? Wherever you are putting your trust in life will tell you a lot.
- October 14, 2011 |
The answer is both “yes” and “no,” and understanding why is an important discussion.
- October 13, 2011 |