As we, once again, approach this national day of “thanksgiving” I thought it necessary to reflect upon our nation’s long history of acknowledging and giving thanks to the Almighty God.
The fourth post in my National Adoption Month guest series highlights The Batura Family. Paul Batura is a longtime Focus team member who currently serves as Focus’ vice president of communications. He and his wife Julie adopted their three boys at birth.
For the first time since his transfer to Rajai Shahr, another prison in Iran, American pastor Saeed Abedini was allowed to visit with members of his Iranian family.
C.S. Lewis’ passion was thoughtfully translating the Christian faith into language that anyone could understand. He was driven to have people know what Christianity was about.
I’ve called our church to keep visiting orphans and widows, adopting children, and ministering in the prisons. I’ve encouraged them to keep doing mercy ministry and working for social justice. Of course, I don’t want the church as the church to set up a program of feeding the hungry or clothing the naked. What?
If God has gifted you and given you a passion for words, here's how to get started.
If you grew up in U.S. evangelicalism, especially in the south, there’s a good chance you grew up hearing about the evils of alcohol.
This is the question, of sorts, I recently posed to a local businessman. As I indicated in my last commentary, I have embarked on an enterprise that I believe offers a modern example of what Jesus meant when he told his disciples to “seek first the kingdom” (Matt. 6:33).
It’s time someone wrote a book for the church titled Whatever Became of Evangelism? The point would be how we tend to avoid terms like “lost” or “hell” or “salvation.” It would detail how the Great Commission became the Great Rhetoric and then finally fell into the category of the Great Community.
In an ongoing and increasingly broad discussion concerning R2K vs. transformationalism, D.G. Hart posted an informative exchange involving J. Gresham Machen (arguably the leading theologian of the twentieth century) when he appeared before congress in 1926 to oppose the formation of the Federal Department of Education.
This stay-at-home mom’s blog post has already encouraged many parents who, week after week, faithfully attend church services with their young children.
While only 7% of pastors' kids no longer consider themselves to be Christians, 1 in 3 pastors' kids are no longer actively involved in church.
Billy Graham still dreams of winning multitudes to Christ.
Dr. Graham is delivering what the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association is calling his "last message to America."
Children spend almost 8 hours a day consuming media for fun, including TV, music, video games and other content.
Paul and Barnabas duke it out over John Mark
We evangelicals have “been dazed and confused for so long it’s not true.” Well, it is true.
"Truth" was the theme of a recent Patheos blog concerning the life of C.S. Lewis. The author hoped to draw attention to inaccurate information published about the writer's life.
Have you ever noticed how culture glorifies multi-tasking and busyness? Lately, it seems we’re trying to accomplish more than ever in shorter and shorter periods of time. We buy faster and more efficient technology and install apps on our phones in the hopes of getting ahead.
- October 31, 2013 |