One large reason cults seem so frightening is that we’re often not sure what to look for. Here are 9 behaviors that should cause people to run from a congregation, even if the doctrine and reputation seem sound.
In his article “Eight Confessions of Church Spies,” Lawless tackles the impressions churches often give to first-time visitors.
Stephen McGarvey and Shawn McEvoy of Crosswalk.com examine the political sci-fi allegory Elysium, starring Matt Damon. Read Jeffrey Huston's full-text review for Crosswalk.com here.
Prayer can be a very joyful experience, but there are times when we agonize and travail for God’s purposes to come to pass in people’s lives.
How can you handle a cheating or porn-addicted spouse? Is forgiveness even possible?
I have a conviction. Disagree with it if you want, but I believe it to the core of my being. God wants churches to grow.
God would rather have us be WITH Him than do a bunch of things FOR Him.
Not bad, but not awesome, and definitely below Disney standards for quality. It's cute, funny, sweet, and forgettable.
I’m convinced that children grow up and leave the church in part because they’re not being confronted with their true condition- that they are desperately broken and in need of Savior.
Best-selling author Stasi Eldredge talks to iBelieve.com about her new book Becoming Myself and how women can learn to love themselves the way God has uniquely created them.
Does the church have a "cleavage problem"? A trending article makes the case that we do...
Marriage is a road full of hard choices, selflessness, and constant service. But it is a journey full of blessing, healing, and hope.
We have some odd ways of cheering each other up. It sure would be nice to improve our record of encouragement in the midst of pain.
These are stressful times we live in. But that doesn’t mean we have to fall apart as a result.
Phil “the Duck Commander” Robertson is an entertainer who looks like Moses and jokes like Bill Cosby. But having a quick wit isn’t a bad thing when the message is sin, righteousness, and judgment.
Surprising how much better it is to its predecessor is in every possible way. The storyline is just as compelling as the special effects.
A mention of God's wrath caused the popular hymn "In Christ Alone" to be booted by the PCUSA. Is God's wrath outdated?
When we start editing the gospel for fear of offense we lose everything. Without the gospel we have no message, no mission, and no church.
- July 26, 2013 |