Tomorrow is the National Day of Prayer, a wonderful and sacred time-honored American tradition. The effort is headed by the NDP Task Force, led by our friend and Focus emeritus board member Shirley Dobson. I’ll be recognizing the day in California with some colleagues and other ministry partners, but our team will be gathering on campus to spend some concentrated time in prayer.
- May 03, 2013 |
if you want your church to be more friendly, maybe it's time for you to go out of your way to create meaningful friendships.
To understand faith I always have to put it in terms of a relationship. When we speak of a Biblical faith, we are speaking in terms of having faith… trusting… based upon our relationship with God through His son, Jesus Christ.
Be on your guard, stand firm in faith, be a man of courage, be strong; do everything in love. Here's how.
Many couples fight about the same things over and over again, eventually leading one or the other to consider separation.
Here’s what an uprising looks and feels like: deeply felt issues and injustices produce pain, creating emotion and energy.
When I insist that the rest of the congregation serve as back-up singers in my own little nostalgic hit parade of back-home Mississippi hymns, I am worshipping in the spirit all right. It’s just not the Holy Spirit. (Read more)
While pastors are charged to teach and lead, that is not where discipleship and challenge is meant solely to reside. The nature of healthy, biblical community – as painted in the New Testament – comes through the "one-anothers."
If you have a large enough family, you’re likely to have a child who develops a "Hate of Learning" attitude at some point.
Something very specific took place during the decade of the 90s, that we are only now truly learning about.
What small choices have I been making that have led us to the point where my child thinks she doesn’t have to do what I say?
With countries like North Korea, Pakistan and Somalia topping the list as some of the world's worst persecutors of Christians, it's hard to imagine that none of these countries hold the highest Christian death toll. In 2012, that shameful distinction went to Nigeria, where almost 70 percent of Christians killed globally were murdered.
It's anything but a typical romantic comedy. Silver Linings Playbook is more like that genre's slightly unhinged cousin.
It seems to me that there are at least two varieties of words in the Christian lexicon, those that are trite and those that are specific. We impoverish ourselves if we never learn and teach the specific.
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In short, being kind to others provides an opportunity to introduce the love of Jesus to those who might not know Him.
The fourth book in the Bloomfield series, Last Chance for Justice, captures small-town life through the eyes of a weary widow and her grown daughter.
I cried almost every day of our first year of marriage. However, that’s not to say that starting off our marriage was all bad.
Want to write but don't know how to begin? Here is a guide to get your feet wet in the world of publishing