Somewhere in the line of history, society got this crazy idea that church people had it all together and whenever it appeared they didn't, they got stamped with a big fat "HYPOCRITE" tag. Failure somehow gave society permission to deny the validity of Christianity.
The missionary miracle you won't believe!
Why, when there is so much opportunity for debauchery out there in the world around us, do such people choose the church?
Seasons come and seasons go but the faithfulness of our God equips us to finish well.
How can a humble checklist make a difference in your marriage?
It doesn't matter how many times you have talked about sex with peers or students, when it comes to talking to your own child about it, something is different. In a previous post, I highlighted why and when to talk to your child about sex. Now I'd like to turn to how to have the conversation.
If you have came to an impasse with more faith questions than answers, you’re not alone.
If a window is broken and left unrepaired, people walking by will conclude that that no one cares and no one is in charge.
I recently came across an article from Travis Robertson. He's a consultant who helps people tap into their passions and maximize their God-given talents.
Guess what, pastors are human and more like you than you could ever imagine.
The church we attend is a small-ish size church, humble with a couple hundred members who meet together week after week. One of the things that comes with going to a smaller church is that everyone ends up needing to pitch in, plug the holes to keep the church afloat… Whether those holes look appealing or not.
At least four people died and more than 40 were injured in a suicide bomb attack at a worship service in Jos, Nigeria, on Feb. 26.
"How did you make the decision to do this?" This is the question I hear the most from people when they find out we foster kids. Most of the time, it is well-meaning people who are agonizing whether or not fostering/adoption is for them.
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It's that remembering, peering back and reminding myself of God's goodness in the past—and his promises for the future—that reassures me of the path I'm on. The wrestling, the squirming calms and I finally come to rest back in his arms, trust and faith renewed again.
Have you ever struggled to decide between career or kids? Here's my story.
I contend that to be “Biblically balanced” is NOT to allot equal airtime to every Biblical theme... (read more)
It's true. Occasionally, my wife and I get into it. Figuratively speaking, we kick, punch, claw, wrestle and just plainly get mad. Throughout our marriage, the fighting hasn't gotten better; it's actually intensified. And now here we sit, with a total of 5 kids in our home, and we realize we have a problem. The problem: we aren't fighting enough.
I was jaded by the popular advice given to me before our wedding, "Prepare yourself: marriage is hard." But the best things in life are worth fighting for.
- February 15, 2012 |
In 2004, my assistant walked into my office in tears. Drowning in debt, she was struggling hard to keep her head "above water." She was upside down on a car, owed thousands in student loans, and had credit cards piled up as well.
- February 15, 2012 |