Can a congregant sue his or her pastor? Dr. Roger looks at what the Bible has to say about settling disputes.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a sweet, sincere PG-rated film that is getting mixed reviews from critics. Crosswalk's Stephen McGarvey and Shawn McEvoy will help you sort out whether it's the kind of movie you and your family would enjoy. Read Christian Hamaker's full text review for Crosswalk.com here.
There’s no training for the most difficult job any of us will ever have: being a mom or a dad. You have to pick it up as you go.
We need to test the truth of each message we hear—or the result will be our deception and the distortion of the gospel.
As you work at handing your worries over to your Heavenly Father, here are a few tips for reducing your financial anxiety.
Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law? (Matt. 22:36). Sometimes we get a little too focused on smaller things and forget about the bigger picture. We forget about the Forest, so preoccupied have we been on individual Trees.
Biblical unity is about working through conflicts, avoiding slander and gossip, and being generous in spirit.
Feeling brokenhearted is simply not enough to fix the problem of poverty in America. Individuals, communities and institutions must care enough to roll up their sleeves and get into the mess of insufficiency.
Much confusion exists about what it sounds like - to hear God's voice, especially if you're waiting for the bright lights or a booming voice.
By studying Abraham’s life, you can discover how to grow in faith, even though unexpected and difficult circumstances.
Jesus risked it all for us – not only did he risk it all, he gave it all. We should be willing to take risks for him.
[M]en are an endangered species. I really believe that. Over the past 15 years, I have been working directly and indirectly with college students. Almost 10 years ago I noticed a trend that -- at the time -- was alarming. That alarm has now been going off non-top since, and I'm finally seeing it come to fruition.
An avalanche of comments from PKs revealed what it’s like to live in the shadow of the church. The opinions were pretty strong. And the hurt, deep.
While John writes that “if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9), he also tells us that sometimes God never gives us another chance to confess our sins and be forgiven.
Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death (2 Cor. 7:10). Is the Holy Spirit pinpointing an open-door issue in your past that legitimately needs your attention so He can produce more fruit through you?
If only it had been clever. Or well-acted. Or better conceived. As is, it's even worse than you might expect.
Do you ever feel like your days run endlessly together? Where is the abundant life God promised? Are you missing it?
- January 11, 2014 |
Watching these familiar faces shout, scream and degrade each other at dinner for hours probably isn't most people’s idea of a good time.
- January 11, 2014 |