Blackberry therapy is all about cutting off the old while firmly attaching the new to the heavy-duty wire supports. The blackberry patch is a lot like me—complete with brittle, old brambles needing to be pruned off ...
Radio Free Asia, the London Daily Mail and other media outlets are reporting that 33 people have been sentenced to death for alleged contact with South Korean missionary Kim Jung-wook.
It seems these days, that Christians have become as worldly as the world we live in. We live, laugh and love with those who live, laugh and love with us, while we shun those who make us feel uncomfortable.
When you come to a fork in the road, how do you decide where to go when your heart tells you to go left but your head says right?
I have accidentally become an evangelist for smiling. I want to see God’s people smiling, and do not understand why many refuse to do so until their natural reluctance is overpowered by something really hilarious.
Don’t pretend that life isn’t painful. People that you meet, Christians that you meet, who tell you that life isn’t painful are pretending. They’re selling you something.
Recently my dad died at 79 years of age. I've thought about the 44 years we shared on earth and how I could have made better use of this time.
The weakening Ukraine economy and growing political opposition to the current government have created instability in this nation of 45 million people.
Over the years I’ve worked with literally hundreds of churches, ministries, and nonprofits. As part of that process, I’ve sat in more fundraising, donor development, and marketing meetings than I can count.
Today numerous Christians worldwide participate in Ash Wednesday as Lent (a 40 day period for repentance and reflection) begins. Here are some of my favorite Ash Wednesday photos posted online.
The legal team for the Romeike family, the German homeschooling family who had been denied legal status in the United States, were just informed by the Department of Homeland Security that they can remain in the United States.
It seems like every time a well-known pastor does a major news interview, or other visible Christian discusses their faith, appears in the secular press, or releases a controversial book, the Internet lights up with critics from the Christian community.
In 2005 Bob Kraft, the owner of the New England Patriots National Football League team, went with a delegation of other Americans to visit Vladimir Putin in Russia.
I encourage you to share the Word of God wherever He's given you influence. The Lord bless you.
My Japanese wife gently challenged me not too long ago: “I’m looking for white men (like you) to hand the microphone to those of diverse ethnic backgrounds, sit down, and take notes.”
Today is the final episode of Insert Image. It’s always difficult to put a creative project to bed, and it’s never a decision I take lightly. As creators, however, we’re obligated to constantly evaluate our priorities and our creative goals.
I’m writing my next novel (working title, The Fire Trail), a story about the “medication generation,” hooking up, love and marriage, sexuality today, jungle culture versus civilization.
The IRS has today announced the release of its IRS Criminal Investigation for fiscal year 2013, reflecting significant increases in enforcement actions against tax criminals and a robust rise in convictions, including identity theft.
"The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death," said Paul in I Corinthians 15:26. So, has death been abolished or not? I'm indebted to a couple of old books for some insights worth their weight in gold.
If you want to make a million bucks as a Christian writer, you might want to script your own religion. However, you won’t find the Apostle Paul standing in line to buy a copy of your best-selling book.
I’ve been there. I’ve faced burnout and frustration in my work. Thankfully, I’ve never “bottomed out”, but I’ve felt near the bottom in my spirit. More than that, I’ve walked through these times with dozens of other leaders.
I am drawn to the text of the woman caught in adultery ... in which we can observe tactics of darkness and how light came. There are two main onslaught platforms from which arrows of darkness have been well aimed.
It’s no wonder the Apostle Paul called the unity of marriage “a profound mystery” (Eph. 5:32). In fact he says it’s as mysterious as the Lord uniting with sinners. And just about as miraculous too.
After massive protests in the capital of Ukraine led to the ouster of President Yanukovych and his flight to Russia, a committed Christian, Olesksandr Turchynov, became the interim president.
Recently, a federal judge in Wisconsin declared unconstitutional the minister’s housing allowance that has been in the tax code for well over 100 years.
Anhedonia is a destruction of the pleasure center of the brain. In fact, according to Dr. Archibald Hart in Thrilled to Death, 80% of the American population suffers from anhedonia. This is one reason why our kid’s attention span seems to be getting shorter.
On Friday, February 28, 2014 Ray Comfort and his Living Waters staff released for download, their latest movie/documentary, "Noah—And the Last Days". This film is not a reenactment of the life of the historical Noah ...
I recently counseled with a couple that recently graduated from college and were getting married. It was a real blessing to be able to talk to a couple that had a blank slate when it came to their finances.
Public universities, as marketplaces of ideas, should understand that the First Amendment does not require them to purge something from campus just because it happens to be religious.
Criticism is inevitable. At certain times we will all face another person’s analysis or rebuke of our behavior. The best kind of criticism comes from friends, from those who know us and love us best.
Last year a pastor challenged me to use the forty days leading up to Good Friday as a way to prepare my heart for Easter, maybe sacrifice something, fast, get rid of a bad habit or develop a good one.
What types of things does a faith based business do? Is it really possible to represent Christ in the workplace?