I'm not advocating the glorification of darkness or evil. But here are some truths I took away from one spooky Halloween.
If you plan to view this Nickelodeon product with your kids, prepare to come away shell-shocked rather than satisfied.
I was recently asked four compelling questions by Outreach magazine related to the future of the church. They were specific, and as a result, forced me to galvanize quite a bit of "wide" thinking into a concise format.
Left to itself, grief will make you bitter. But with God’s help and comfort you will become better. It’s your choice.
“Love the sinner, hate the sin” works in many contexts, but Christians are learning that there is one context, one very important context, in which it does not work quite so well.
"Be honest in your judgment and do not decide at a glance (superficially and by appearance), but judge fairly and righteously" John 7:24
“They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord” 2 Thessalonians 2:9 To be shut out from God’s presence and from His power is to be without hope and without love forever. This is one of the hardest truths in the Bible. But here’s something I’ve discovered—the hardest truths can produce the most tender hearts. If you grasp this most difficult of doctrines, God will use it to soften your heart today.
For every story that makes the news service, there are dozens that don’t. Besides attacks on Christian shops and churches, Christians are being kidnapped and held for ransom. They are often arrested and tried for "blasphemy," with the aim to humiliate, repress and intimidate them.
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.
A book, DVD, or budgeting software won’t ultimately change your financial situation. That won’t change unless YOU change.
Abortion is an issue for which most churches take an immediate stand, but what are they doing beyond that?
Never finds the right balance between historical send-up and serious historical drama.
It’s a road with which we should all be familiar. However, you may have forgotten how to find your way back.
We’re better connected to each other than any generation in history. So why are we so lonely?
With the one hundredth anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking upon us, the market has been flooded with Titanic-themed books.
learn about the history of this often misunderstood holiday
Conservatives watch Fox News and utilize conservative fact checkers. Liberals watch MSNBC and utilize liberal fact checkers. Who is right? Who is wrong?
- October 22, 2012 |
Jesus redeemed the world, just as the church triumphant redeemed sad old October 31 and made it Halloween.
- October 22, 2012 |