When living what you believe to be a good Christian life still leaves you feeling empty, you might begin to wonder: Do I really know what it means to follow Christ?
The terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has killed Christians, destroyed Christian churches and Shiite mosques, and robbed the Iraqi Central Bank of $425 million.
A British Member of Parliament has made a startling claim: Now there are more than twice as many British Muslims fighting for ISIS than there are serving in the British armed forces, according to a report in Newsweek.
Future of America
It is with great sadness and trepidation that we have begun to see the unfolding of what the final book in the Bible, the book of Revelations has prophesied: America has begun to shun God! It has become apparent in everything.
Their beheading of American journalist Jim Foley was the ultimate recruitment film. Young men are flocking to join their ranks because they yearn to behead the infidels. In case you need a reminder, we are infidels.
Suffering is not pleasant—most of us can agree on that. Suffering though, no matter how unpleasant, is something we all share. We all have moments of pain and sorrow to different degrees.
Last week, I received an urgent email from our partner, Bethany Social Services Ukraine. As you know, Ukraine is locked in a vicious struggle that has claimed the lives of 2,500 people in the last three months.
When Josh Harris wrote I Kissed Dating Goodbye, he had good intentions. He was reacting against the casual, recreational, aimless dating that had come to dominate the American landscape.
Habits are tricky things. We are more than our habits, but certainly not less. We live so much of our lives according to our habits, but still remain responsible for what we do and what we do not do.
A few years ago I read and reviewed Leaders Who Last by Dave Kraft, a professional ministry coach who helped bring Mark Driscoll through a past crisis of leadership.
He would take Ginger fishing. While she wasn’t watching, he planned to tie the ring to the end of a line, cast it out, and then get her to reel it in. Once she had the ring in her hand he planned pop the question.
The saying that “familiarity breeds contempt” carries a great deal of truth, although we’re not suggesting familiar texts and well-known truths are anything less than the inspired Word of God.
As I read, as I listen to sermons, as I speak to people, I am always looking for insights on how other Christians live out their faith in practical ways.
"Leaving Limbo" is an honest and refreshing look at the life of its main character, Monica, who has miraculously awaken from a 19-year coma. It was based on the stage play "My Wonderful Coma" by the same playwright Sandy Boikin.
When the Washington State Pharmacy Board required pharmacies in the state to stock and dispense the “morning-after” pill, which can destroy human life in the womb, the third-generation owner of Ralph’s Thriftway made the only decision he could make.
Stories About Heaven
My husband and I recently enjoyed the movie, Heaven is for Real, based on a true life account of a four-year-old boy’s near death experience.
Despite a barrage of missiles fired at Israel by Hamas, there have been remarkably few civilian casualties, partly due to Israel’s Iron Dome defense system, but it may also be due to an unseen Defender who controls the wind and the waves.
I imagine even the strongest among us treat the last few years of our lives the way our Lord did the cross in one aspect at least, as something to be endured.
I hate sin. Sin is destructive. Sin is insane. Sin is maddening. Sin is just plain stupid. Yet sin is also so alluring, so tempting, and always so close at hand. Even while we fight sin, sin fights us.
Only one generation after the Beatles, John Lennon, suggested that we imagine a world with no religion; just who could imagine that religion is more profuse today than ever.
The Southern Baptist International Mission Board selected pastor David Platt to serve as the mission agency's new president. Platt will oversee global missions efforts of more than 4,800 full time missionaries.
Paul seems to have been the first person to tell the Corinthians about Jesus. The response to Paul's message seemed favorable at first, but it wasn't long before Paul became the target of violent opposition.
We use the word "its heaven" so much that it has lost much of its wonder. Think about this. Look at the news or read the headlines of the newspaper. What a dreadful sight indeed.
When I was nine years old my dad and mom sat me and my sister down in our bedroom in the new house that we had just built and told us that they were getting a divorce.
I've sat in massive conferences among thousands of my peers and heard ignorance spouted as truth but camouflaged with alliteration and pious phrases and encouraged and affirmed by thundering echoes of "amens" and "hallelujahs".
Russell Wolfe, one of the producers of the movie God's Not Dead, revealed on Facebook that he has been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Communication is crucial. Every affair begins with deception, and most deception begins with seemingly innocent secrets such as, "she doesn't need to know this." If you're married, regularly evaluate your relationship with your spouse.
As English-speaking Christians, we have a vast array of hymns available to us, and we each have our list of favorites. In my assessment, the best hymns are those that are universal and timeless, speaking to all Christians in all times, places, and situations.
Just one day after his shocking suicide, beloved comic Robin Williams, 63, was secretly cremated and laid to rest off the coast of California's Marin County. His ashes were said to be scattered in the San Francisco Bay near his famed Mrs Doubtfire house.