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Editor's Pick

Sovereignty vs Free Will

Who Changes the Human Heart?

Does God give them a heart to know that He is the Lord because they have returned to Him with their whole heart? Or do they return to God with their whole heart because He has given them a heart to know that He is the Lord?

Church Visitors

14 Kinds of Seeker

There’s a word that I used to hear a lot growing up in Scottish churches, but I don't hear much of it today. That word is "seeker." Maybe it’s because there are less seekers around.


Should You Be Islamophobic (Part 1)?

Current news headlines are filled with examples of Islamic-inspired violence and terror, with CNN recently reporting that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) killed 270 in an attack in central Syria.

Bible Promises

In Case the Lord Ever Forgets Me

What if the Lord really ever were in danger of forgetting me? Well, the good news is He has these memory aids, mnemonic devices they are called, to guarantee that He doesn't lose track of any of us. And no, I do not mean God ties a string around His finger.


Home Schooling, Campfires & How Time Flies

Home schooling isn't merely an alternate way to educate your children, it's another way of living, learning, and thinking. We took our finals in May and formally ended the 2013-2014 school year, but we have been learning, in some form or another, all summer.

Sermon Clips

Matt Chandler: The Gospel Is . . .

YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley used the words "clip culture" to describe the community that developed around his video sharing website. YouTube's visitors originally watched short clips instead of long form entertainment.


How can I Stay Motivated in my Relationship With Jesus Christ?

A reader of my blog asked, How does a believer keep his motivation? I understand the motivation of the new believer, but how does one stay motivated in day-to-day living, year after year?

Sin and Suffering

15 Reasons the Greatest Suffering is Better Than the Smallest Sin

You have a choice. Option 1: The tiniest sin imaginable, a sin that would bring you tremendous wealth and other material pleasures. Option 2: The greatest suffering imaginable, for rejecting that one tiny sin.


Video: Mexican Mayor Marries Crocodile for Good Luck

Superstition leads to strange wedding traditions. Recently Mexican mayor Joel Vasquez Rojas married a crocodile. Rojas said, "It's my wish to marry the young princess."


Courage Greatly Needed in the Pulpit and in the Pews

Can we talk about courage? This is as rare as plutonium these days, particularly among the very people who should demonstrate it most readily, the followers of the Lord Jesus Christ.


Black Jesus on Cartoon Network

Premiering August 7th at 11:00 pm, Black Jesus is about a "black guy living in the hood". Yes, it's about Jesus, the Son of God, but the producers are mocking our Lord.


Your Brain Is Plastic

For those of us who are temperamentally and instinctively on the more melancholic side of things, there's good news. You can change your brain to think more positively and feel more cheerfully.


Let the Little Children Come

If you’ve been following the news the past couple of weeks, you’ve surely heard about the thousands of refugee children currently housed at the U.S. border. And yes, I deliberately use the word refugee rather than immigrant.


Parenting With Scripture

Author Kara Durbin knows the power teaching your children scripture; Durbin's mother “blessed” her life by parenting her with scripture.


When Friendship and Truth Clash

Around here in Southeast Louisiana you’ll see billboards that say "Friends don’t let friends eat imported crawfish." I know people in other parts of the country who would change that to say "Friends don’t let friends eat crawfish, period."


7 Different Ways to Read a Book

Reading is kind of like repairing a bicycle. Kind of. For too long now my bike has been semi-operational. It has one brake that just doesn’t want to behave and all my attempts to fix it have failed.


Do you need to be Gluten Free?

Concern over gluten intolerance is increasing in direct proportion to the growing promotion of whole grains. As a result, people are often confused regarding the role grains should play in a healthy diet.


Prayer List: Israel Troops Enter Gaza

Israeli ground troops have entered Gaza, a small territory located between Israel and Egypt. Gaza is ruled by the Islamic political party Hamas and is a "non-member observer state" of the United Nations which means it is not formally recognized as an independent nation.

Blogger of the week
Robin Schumacher

When Christians Walk Away

Issue Spotlight
Christian Post Guest Voices

10 Feelings Women Struggle With

What Society Will Never Tell You: True Beauty Is Inner Beauty

Christian Post Guest Voices

If you frequent social media, perhaps you’ve seen singer Colbie Caillat's music video for her song "Try," in which she challenges society's expectations of beauty for women.

Posted 7/28/14 at 11:59 AM Guest Views

Mom, What’s a Homosexual? - Navigating Your Kid's Toughest Questions

Book Stop

There is one thing you can count on as your children get older: They will have more questions than you will have answers. As Christian comedian Tim Hawkins recently tweeted, "Anyone who fields spiritual questions from a 7 year old deserves an honorary Masters in Theology."

Posted 7/28/14 at 9:44 AM Book Stop

Marriage Monday From Shaunti Feldhahn: Don't Hold Back

Book Stop

Tip: To have a happy marriage, don't try to protect yourself emotionally or financially "just in case"; taking the risk of being "all in" instead of holding back is essential for creating security and happiness.

Posted 7/28/14 at 8:51 AM Book Stop

Time Is Running Out

Tim Challies

People wanted to know how many people would get in, but Jesus wanted them to think about how soon the door would close for all eternity. Time is running out. There is a time limit on the free offer of salvation.

Posted 7/27/14 at 9:45 AM Overflow

Attempting the Impossible for God?

Barry Bowen

Do you give God room to do the impossible in your life? Bob Pierce, the founder of World Vision and Samaritan's Purse, inspired his co-workers to work on projects that looked impossible to achieve.

Posted 7/25/14 at 2:20 PM Time for Everything

From Discouragement to Joy

Bill Blacquiere

I recently returned from another visit to check on our work in Haiti, and what I saw broke my heart. The tent cities are built on dirt patches that turn to rivers of mud in the rainy season.

Posted 7/25/14 at 10:35 AM Every Child

ישראל היא לנצח (Israel is Forever)

Karen Farris

Let’s go back in time—not thousands of years, just a single decade, when Israel vacated Gaza and began the process of forming a two-nation state. They left behind buildings, settlements, and uprooted their own citizens.

Posted 7/25/14 at 9:30 AM Friday Tidings

Living Compartmentalized - Super Mario Brothers and Jesus

Austin Andrews

Our pity party, rolling on the ground in pain, can hurt the people around us. It can drive them away, it can bring their lives down, their attitudes down, their God Given talents set aside.

Posted 7/24/14 at 12:19 PM Retrofit Ministries

Some Things, Pastor, You do Not Want to Know

Christian Post Guest Voices

Pastor, you do not want to know why that committee turned you down for that position you wanted badly. I'm rereading my daily journals for the 1990s. One thing struck me, however, about the year 1992. I was looking for a way out of this church!

Posted 7/24/14 at 11:36 AM Guest Views

Awakened Together: The Hope of Resurrection

Christian Post Guest Voices

It has long been my belief that churches should create safe zones for people to question long-held church beliefs, particularly if those beliefs, often presented dogmatically by church leaders, seem to contradict the God-breathed and infallible Scriptures.

Posted 7/23/14 at 1:57 PM Guest Views

Christian Comedian Chonda Pierce's Husband Suffers Fatal Stroke; The Queen of Clean Tweets her Spouse 'is Home'

Book Stop

Tuesday evening Chonda Pierce, the entertainer also known as the "Queen of Clean," announced her husband's death on Facebook and Twitter posting a picture of her husband along with the words "David is home."

Posted 7/23/14 at 1:19 PM Book Stop
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