As I survey the contemporary church, one of my gravest concerns is the power and prevalence of mysticism. It is at the heart of Sarah Young’s bestselling Jesus Calling, it is in all the much-loved books by John Eldredge... (read more)
- May 10, 2013 |
I'm afraid that if I'm not careful, I may raise up little Pharisees, who so imbibe the values I teach that they use them as a cudgel with which to judge others.
Mental illness and suicide were taboo topics for many churches, seen as a kind of spiritual failure. But that may be starting to change.
Somebody once said that a man's work is from sun to sun, but a mother's work is never done. That sounds about right. Mothers are modern-day heroes!
The comfort of familiarity may be keeping you from new and brighter opportunities
Directing each other to think upon the attributes of God is such a wonderfully biblical way to counsel one another.
When Jesus was asked by his disciples, “Lord, teach us to pray,” he did not say, “Well, for one thing, don’t use words. Just listen.” Instead, he told them (and us) to use words and, in one instance, he even gave us the exact words to say.
Everyone dreams of thriving. Yet too often, we settle for simply surviving the challenges that come our way in this fallen world.
Every mother needs a healthy dose of wisdom when it comes time to answer the inevitable questions.
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.