Many men seem to be at a loss for words – literally – providing some of the shortest responses we have ever seen. Take a little more time to communicate on that profile.
Adapted from a 2011 Palm Sunday play, Conversations of the Crucifixion changes Christians' understanding of Easter by examining the symbolism that surrounded Jesus' death burial and resurrection.
How do you know if your partner is "the one" for you? While some "just know," most people said there were certain signs which clued them in ... here's some dating advice we discovered when we asked numerous couples.
Probably the greatest miracle Jesus performed was the raising of Lazarus from the dead. You all know the story. Jesus was some distance away from the town of Bethany when he heard of his friend Lazarus being gravely ill.
In the past, people either accepted or rejected Christ's resurrection as a fact of history. But in today's post-modern culture—where most of the "thinking" takes place between the nose and the chin—people are apt to say, "Jesus rose from the dead? So what?"
Nothing is more important for the long-term health of a Church than its preaching, and nothing more impacts preaching than a preacher’s view of the Bible.
The day we decided children couldn't be allowed to fail is the day we determined they would not learn how to succeed. It is a natural inclination for all parents to want to protect their children.
At some point or another, everyone has boss problems. I’ve worked for bosses who were the owner’s son or daughter, and were completely incompetent. There are fine leaders out there who are second generation, but in my career, I’ve worked for some real losers.
Salvation by Faith
A few weeks ago I set out on a series of articles through which I am scanning the history of the church—from its earliest days all the way to the present time—to examine some of Christianity's most notable false teachers.
Sometimes the pain of seeing people suffer is almost too much too handle. Our families who adopt children from poverty-stricken developing countries like Ethiopia or Ghana tell us that, when they return to their homes, they are overwhelmed by what they have seen.
It's Easter, preacher. What are you preaching? Don't preach about Springtime, as much as we all love it. This is not the day for that. Stay on track.
Why is your church tax exempt? Why should it continue to be tax exempt? If I were to sit down and ask you these questions, would you have a clear and coherent answer? I suspect this is something we seldom think about.
God is sovereign even when surrounding circumstances are beyond your control. This lesson is evident in Vannetta Chapman’s latest book Murder Simply Brewed (Zondervan).
Jesus is crucified, his body taken away. The religious rulers are satisfied. They’ve won. They handled this challenge to their authority by hinting to the Romans that they could have an insurrection on their hands if they didn't take care of this peasant leader.
One of the many qualities that people admire about Jesus was his open posture toward people who were often excluded from the table.
It's easy to confuse loving a person with loving a person's idols. We typically make this mistake when someone loses something or wants something. This happens all the time in Christian circles.
Taking a break from the waiting room, I walked down the hospital corridor. That’s when I saw her name boldly engraved on a large plaque over the double doors. Mrs. L. was wealthy enough to have paid for the entire hospital, so seeing a wing named after her wasn’t surprising.
I’ve enjoyed telling stories since I was a child sharing tales with other neighborhood kids. In school, my teachers often praised my papers, and English was my favorite subject. In college, I started a journal to process my spiritual journey.
"But You are a God of forgiveness," the Levites prayed on behalf of the repentant people of God (Nehemiah 9:17). What a marvelous declaration!
Five Taliban attackers targeted what they thought was an underground church celebrating its first anniversary in Kabul.
While Jesus was fully aware of the utter torment and anguish He was about to endure that very night, His thoughts were not on Himself and what horrors would befall Him, but His full attention and love were fixed on His beloved apostles.
The Garden Tomb is a popular tourist spot for Christians visiting Jerusalem. Some people believe this is where Jesus was buried after his crucifixion.
We heard him before we saw him. Heads turned as his motorcycle pulled to a stop near the group standing outside enjoying the sun before the church service. Eyes discreetly followed as he made his way toward the gathering.
"Will you be my friend?" When was the last time you said this or were asked this? If you’re male, probably aged eight or thereabouts. Could you even begin to imagine asking it as an adult?
This is for pastors on the subject of sermon preparation. The most vulnerable time for any sermon is in the couple of days prior to its delivery.
In the mid 1980′s my own uncle entered into a gay lifestyle. He walked away from the church and chose to indulge his sexual desires. For 15 years my family loved him and welcomed him and never rejected him ...
The book begins with the premise that sometimes we all feel like we’re missing something. We have put our faith in Christ and we are following him, attempting to live in obedience to him, and yet something still seems to be missing. We’re left wanting more.
As we look forward to celebrating Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday, the question naturally comes up, “What happened on Saturday?”
President Barack Obama spoke to faith leaders gathered at the White House April 14th for the annual Easter Prayer Breakfast, affirming his Christian faith and acknowledging his deep admiration for Pope Francis.
I heard the testimony of the fellow who was working on the Graham dairy farm in Charlotte, NC, in the 1930s, the worker who took Billy Graham to the Mordecai Ham crusade where he gave his heart to Christ.
On Monday 71 people died when a bomb was detonated during rush hour. Reuters also reported that "124 were wounded in the first attack on the federal capital in two years."
Some people have a life list or bucket list: goals to accomplish in their lifetime. In 2006 I developed such a list and included the goal of praying for one million people by name for their salvation.