Dr. Greg Smalley, son of popular author and speaker Dr. Gary Smalley, serves as Focus’ Vice President of Family Ministries. Greg’s office is just steps from mine, and I enjoy our regular interactions. Not only is he a marriage expert and popular author with a doctorate in psychology, but he also has a great sense of humor. He’s a fun guy to be around. Greg and his wife, Erin, have been married for 21 years and have four children.
- October 09, 2013 |
Tension remained high in Kenya's port city of Mombasa over the weekend after riots in protest of the murder of a prominent Muslim cleric on Thursday left four dead, about eight injured and on Friday the Majengo Salvation Army Church razed.
The ways parents or caregivers interact with children around mealtimes can have unintended consequences, according to a new study.
Eating five meals a day - breakfast, lunch, dinner and two snacks - protects children against obesity, according to new research.
Sixty-three Christian pastors and church leaders remain locked up in deplorable conditions in four prison camps around the country. The prison sentences received by each are staggeringly long, ranging from five to 18 years.
Two weeks after Somalia-based Islamic extremists attacked a Nairobi shopping mall, Kenya saw another pocket of its territory turned into a battle zone.
October is Clergy Appreciation Month, a time when Christians are encouraged to express gratitude to their pastors, ministers and leaders.
Andrew Strickenburg, 26, was one of the five Americans wounded in the Sept. 21 terrorist attack on Nairobi's Westgate Mall. He'll have shrapnel in his back for the rest of his life, a memory of providential escape.
College application essay prompts seem to want high-school seniors to have it all figured out. But then why go to college? Churches can make a similar mistake.
"Glenna," a Christian woman in Central Asia, was recently kicked out of her home by neighbors.
In light of the repeal of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, and the Supreme Court striking down the Defense of Marriage Act, some liberal critics are asking whether traditional Christian chaplains should be in the military, where they must agree to serve all personnel, regardless of faith or sexual practices.
Over the past few days I’ve found my thoughts turning often toward 13-year-old Gracie Johnson, the sole survivor of a freak Colorado rockslide that claimed the lives of her parents, sister, and two other relatives while hiking this past Monday in Buena Vista.
Tampa Bay second baseman Ben Zobrist noted as a rookie in 2008 that Christian athletes have an added responsibility to be role models "because our culture exalts performance so much."
Craig James, who was fired by Fox Sports Southwest because he voiced views reflecting traditional biblical belief, is going to court over his termination.
With Islamist rebels in the Central African Republic continuing to commit atrocities unchecked, including violence against Christians, U.N. and rights officials are calling for outside military help to establish rule of law.
A listing of hot cultural items from the the Internet, music, television and movies.
Many congregations are mired in debt, saddled with large mortgages as they lose longtime elderly members and scramble to woo young families that will place checks in collection plates. To stand out in a crowded field — and attract more members — churches are hiring consultants trained in ecclesial concerns.
By the time I accepted Christ in high school, the "hippie" movement was in full swing, as was the "Jesus movement" - a dynamic uprising of young Christians whose style and manner of worship was pretty unconventional, at least compared with that of the prior generation.
A local government official in central Bangladesh has halted the construction of a church, forced Christians to worship at a mosque and threatened them with eviction from their village unless they renounce their faith.
- October 03, 2013 |
An Italian Jesuit priest who went missing in Syria several months ago is still alive, according to an Assyrian priest speaking at the European Parliament on Tuesday.
- October 03, 2013 |