For Christians, Lent is a 40-day season of fasting, reflection and penance culminating in Holy Week and the Easter Sunday commemoration of Jesus’ Resurrection.
I’d like to take the opportunity to share ten songs that help me meditate on God and consider the prayers I've been speaking.
It is this – the idea of something daily, ordinary, routine reminding me of the presence of God - that attracts me to lent now.
As the world continues to spin around my seemingly motionless body, the tick of life’s clock echoes in my mind: my days are numbered.
Prepare for Easter by inviting God to transform different aspects of your life
Never let your ego get so close to your career that your identity depends on your success. Who you are is not what you do.
How Jesus prepared his disciples for life as a misunderstood minority
12 Years a Slave, out on DVD March 4, stars Chiwetel Ejiofor in a career performance and tells the true story of Solomon Northup, a free Northerner kidnapped into slavery in the 1800s. The Best Picture winner was also named Crosswalk's Movie of the Year for 2013. Editors Shawn McEvoy and Stephen McGarvey explain why. Read Jeffrey Huston's full text review for Crosswalk.com here.
You have a deep down desire to be the best wife, the best lover, the best friend for life, that a husband could ever discover.
If this is how you are going to treat me, put me to death right now... (Numbers 11:15). What kind of a person feels like this?
In this Christian microcosm of ours, somehow an aborted baby has so much more to offer the world than a miscarried one.
When we read deeply, we are practicing the kind of care and attention that leads us to think and act wisely in our own lives before God, and with others.
A man who had an affair angrily asks his wife, "How long do I have to pay for what I did?" When is a person's apology "enough?" What are some things we can look for to identify a truly repentant heart?
Dr. Roger helps a reader understand the difference between being baptized in the Spirit, being filled with the Holy Spirit, and speaking in tongues.
God hasn't given us gifts to flaunt, nor to sit on them as we warm the pews. He has given each individual specific gifts to be used and exercised for His glory.
We know that money can be a touchy subject amongst friends. How do we know when it's appropriate to talk about money and when it isn't?
While these issues are not unique to pastors, they are certainly pervasive.