Everyone dreams of thriving. Yet too often, we settle for simply surviving the challenges that come our way in this fallen world.
- May 08, 2013 |
Every mother needs a healthy dose of wisdom when it comes time to answer the inevitable questions.
- May 08, 2013 |
If I could go back there are some things I would do differently. Here's what I’ve learned from some painful life circumstances.
According to a new survey, only 17 percent of adults in the U.K. believe the church has "their best interests at heart." Is America headed in the same direction?
Within Christian circles, Max Lucado is a household name, beloved for his gentle and inspiring books. The San Antonio-based pastor is a publishing icon. More than twenty million of his titles are in circulation, and his throngs of readers eagerly await each year’s new release.
Peek into this incredible relationship as one son realizes what a gift he has been given.
If you're among the millions of Christians who have given up going to church, please give church another chance.
I considered atheism while in college, but made my choice to take my stand with believers. I’ve never regretted it. Here’s why.
In case anyone needs to be reminded why she was crowned an American Idol champ back in 2004, Fantasia seems intent on reintroducing herself on Side Effects of You.
Young Christian women who want to get married say too few men are willing to cooperate.
Patriotism informed by a Christian view of God, life and the world is an honorable thing. It is about love, loyalty and thankfulness.
Tense, well-acted and intriguing, but fails to complete the picture of a complicated man or a lesson about tolerance.
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.
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.
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."