These days in my retirement ministry, most of the churches where I'm invited to preach have these things in common. Almost no man wears a necktie or suit. On the platform you find all kinds of musical instruments.
Filmmakers and TV producers thrive on controversy. Such is the story of South Park. According to Metro Catholic, "South Park has a long history of mocking Christianity and its values which Comedy Central has repeatedly aired."
Olympic Gold Medals, Super Bowl Rings, WNBA and Wimbledon all represented in an athlete studded Biggest Loser: Its fitting that very little is the same.
Once in a while a sentence of Scripture stabs your heart and wakes you up to realities you hadn’t quite felt before. This morning I sat on my porch reading and praying through a few psalms.
After describing her church background and encountering casual dress, a commenter on Yahoo Answers asks, "Your boss is more deserving of "professional attire" than God?"
Same-sex parenting is rare. Less than two percent of Americans fit the description. Among same-sex households that want children, the population most apt to use assisted reproduction—white, educated women—is actually the demographic group least interested in having children.
Here is God's idea of a happy meal and it's a much healthier happiness than the usual box of carbs and sugar. Although it doesn't include a plastic pink mermaid, it has much deeper and longer-lasting pleasures.
In God’s economy there is a definite optimum for the family. Generally speaking, one father and one mother is the best scenario for raising healthy kids.
Give the young believers coming after you a pattern to follow, for some look in vain for instances of believers living what they are hearing.
One of the greatest needs we all have is to feel a sense of self-worth. Deep down, we need to know that we’re important and that our lives matter. We want to know that we have something great to offer.
A stunning report released by an independent commission in the UK found that as many as 1,400 minors in the town of Rotherham – some as young as 11 – were beaten, raped, and trafficked over a 16-year period by men of Pakistani Muslim heritage.
The Babel account offers clues to the importance of shared language in an ideal society. God confused the language of the people and dispersed them, so their great city went unfinished.
In yesterday’s sermon, The Kiss of God, I announced the re-wording of Garden City Church's mission statement. As you'll see below, the mission of our church hasn't changed and it will never change.
As the bright yellow buses carry America's next generation of inventors, laborers, managers, civic leaders, parents, and community volunteers, don’t worry so much about what they are learning.
Christian businessman Truett Cathy died this morning. Chick-fil-A's Facebook page reports, "Grieving the loss of our founder Truett Cathy, who passed away today. He was 93. Please keep the Cathy family in your prayers."
Marriage and Gender
Both Mother's and Father's Day, as we now celebrate them, were started by American Christians and began as celebrations in their churches. Mother’s Day was begun by Anna Marie Jarvis in 1908, and Father’s Day was started by Sonora Smart Dodd in 1910.
Recently David, a friend of mine, went through a fast food drive-through to get himself a chocolate milkshake. As he sat at the window he glanced up in his rear view mirror and noticed someone he knew in the car behind him.
There are many (too many) days I have trouble just opening the Word and getting my day started with Praise and Quiet Time in the Lord.
I love history and I’ve read enough of it to realize that there are themes which seem to haunt humanity. One of the most striking themes is that we can’t be happy for long without some kind of trial creeping upon us.
Welcome to Marriage Mondays! Each Monday, join us here in the Book Corner as I share my top findings on the little, eye-opening things that make a big difference in creating great marriages and relationships.
I find addiction, and the bondage of addiction, to be very difficult to understand. It seems like overcoming addiction should be so simple, and especially for the Christian.
I love to find and share practical methods or techniques for living the Christian life—ways other Christians live out their Christian faith day-by-day.
At only 14 she was captured from her dusty village on the western Ninevah plains by ISIS fighters, then given as a bride – a trophy of war — to one of their 50-year-old commanders.
I've written some of my most read posts about a myth. A lie. A misquoted and misapplied Bible verse. As with most lies the enemy uses, it originates from a misapplied truth in 1 Corinthians 10:13.
Two questions for today: Is ISIL Islamic? Is ISIL a State? President Obama objects to the name 'Islamic State' (IS) because he says it's neither Islamic nor a State.
What I didn't realize then, is that my boyfriend's father cared more about my future than I did. And by future, it wasn't about my anticipated career, or even my relationship with his son. This was about my eternal future.
In the months leading to U.S. involvement in the Second World War, we had broken the Japanese secret code. Army and Navy personnel were reading their messages. We knew where they were most of the time and what they were planning.
Tuesday, September 11, 2001. I remember. Do you? I remember where I was, who I was with and what I was doing. I just returned home from dropping my two precious sons off at their elementary school.
When our government orders our young men and women into harm's way, our leaders have a duty to define the mission, set a plausible strategy, and explain why the risk of our children's lives and our citizens' resources is justified.