If you’re just surviving, you’re not living the life that God created you to live. God intends for you to thrive.
"Secrets keep you sick," says former MLB all-star Darryl Strawberry. Darryl and his wife Tracy are authors of The Imperfect Marriage, which reminds us that all married partners are fooling themselves if they expect perfection.
The Maze Runner is yet another entry in the genre of teenage dystopian novels-turned-movies. Does it distinguish itself, and does it offer anything of value to young adult viewers? Crosswalk's Shawn McEvoy and Ryan Duncan give us their take. Read Christian Hamaker's full-text review for Crosswalk.com here.
What do you do when your church changes? Grow with it.
In all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight (Prov. 3:6). God wants to know if you will trust Him no matter what your outward circumstances may be.
My prayer is that as my children grow up, they will be so rooted in Christ that they’ll never question whether they belong.
So they all ate and were filled (Mark 6:42). Mini-miracles are the treats God brings home to His kids, those who seek him with childlike faith, those who consider themselves "the little things in life."
Leading like Jesus Christ involves a threefold focus, on: spirituality (loving God), chemistry (loving people), and strategy.
When we think our private sins will stay private, we are being deceived by the enemy. Preachers, politicians, athletes, celebrities—no one is immune.
We remember the evil ones, like Ahab and Manasseh. We aspire to emulate the good ones, like Jehoshaphat and Josiah. But what about the other kings?
Parenting is hard – probably the hardest job there is. How can parents resist encouraging bad attitudes in their kids?
Mental illness is tricky business. As Christians it is something we desperately need to talk about yet almost never have the courage to talk about.
An ever-mounting consumer debt can wreck one’s judgment, job performance and relationships.
Women are 'suitable helpers,' and the Hebrew word for helper has no connotation of subordination; it’s also used to refer to God.
Max Lucado's latest book is Before Amen: The Power of a Simple Prayer (Thomas Nelson). Max tells Crosswalk.com about his own struggles with prayer, and what he learned from studying all the prayers recorded in Scripture. If you've ever considered yourself a poor pray-er, you'll be encouraged and motivated by what he shares. http://beforeamen.com/
Motherhood is a spiritual discipline – a holy effort that God uses to help you grow more into the person he wants you to become.
We are moving in the West further along this path as a post-Christian culture. No longer are Christian terms and biblical concepts commonplace. Here’s my list of seven troublesome words and brief explanations, with suggested alternatives.
Male violence against women is a real problem in our culture, one the church must address. Our responsibility here is not simply at the level of social justice but at the level of ecclesical justice as well.