2 Surefire Ways to Avoid Persecution – It may sound attractive but I don’t recommend either for a true believer.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
10 Stats That Show the Dire State of Christian Persecution - Our brothers and sisters around the world are suffering. Remember and pray.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Five Ways to Go from Head Knowledge to Heart Application – “While these five suggestions may not change you overnight from grieving to giddy, they might help you to more acutely feel the safety of God’s promises and the tenderness of his care.”
A Prayer for Parenting (and Grand-parenting) by Grace, Faith, and Love – “Since our kids are your inheritance, Father, teach us how to care for them as humble stewards, not as anxious owners.”
What Christmas Carols Get Right (and Wrong) – “Most of us love our Christmas traditions, especially singing the old, familiar carols. From time to time, however, we might well wonder about the correctness of some of the things we’re singing so gustily.”
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
9 Reasons Christians Should Welcome Muslim Refugees - Now is a true test of our faith.
Where Pope Francis Is Right–and Wrong–On Abortion and Mercy – Russell Moore provides a good overview.
9 Things You Should Know About Refugees in America – Stories about refugees are in the news every day just now. Here are some things you need to know.
Don’t Lose Spiritual Disciplines for Fear of Legalism – “There are some good challenges in this article. “For fear of being legalistic, we can rob ourselves of the benefits of a regular pattern (or ‘spiritual disciplines’) of walking with God. Is this biblical or beneficial? Not at all!”
Monday, September 14, 2015
Satan’s Strategy to Hinder Prayer – The article has a different title but this is the heart of the content: “Since Satan so hates prayer, we can expect him to do all he can to keep us from continued intimacy with our Father.”
A Prayer for Reaffirming God Is in Control of All Things All the Time – “I am so thankful that you are God, and I am not.”
How Great Is Our God – “If we use the word great for the normal and everyday, what language will we have when we need to describe the day or the meal or the game that really is a cut above the typical — or most importantly, the God who really is infinite above all else?”
At What Point Does the Homosexual Agenda Become a National Religion? – “At what point is this not a government-sponsored religion infringing upon the most unalienable rights of religious liberty and property rights, in violation of the Establishment Clause?”
Saturday, September 12, 2015
How Heaven Became a Secular Word – The Atlantic has quite an interesting article on heaven tourism and 90 Minutes in Heaven. “The movie spends a good number of minutes imagining scenes from the beyond, filled with trippy pastels and all the smiling white people you’ll supposedly see in heaven. According to Polish, these images are at least somewhat based on those described in the Christian scriptures, but they’re light on concrete details—Jesus, for example, is nowhere to be found.”
Friday, September 11, 2015
Do You Know How We Got the Bible? – “Whether it’s answering the questions of young inquisitive minds, skeptical classmates, or hostile strangers, sooner or later we’re all forced to reckon with how we got the Bible, how its books were chosen, and whether we can trust it today.”
How Marginalization Can Empower Christians on Mission – “If marginalization is a danger to a Christian organization’s mission, the numbers sure don’t show it. In fact, we might say the opposite is true.”
Planting Seeds of Truth in Your Public School – “For many years, our public schools have been seen as battlefields. Nothing much grows on a battlefield, though. Instead, our schools should be viewed as gardens to cultivate. Tending your garden involves nurturing relationships with a small number of people within your immediate sphere of responsibility.”
Greetings From Heaven: A Modern History of Heaven Tourism – You may not like it but it’s worth reading.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
How Christians Can Evaluate Religious Liberty Objections - How do we find the proper balance? A necessary first step is to adopt a standard by which we can fairly consider the claims of religious objectors. Russell Moore suggests three steps for evaluation.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Monday, September 7, 2015
When Religion Excuses You From Your Job – The Washington Post: “Can your religion legally excuse you from doing part of your job? This is one of the questions in the Kentucky County Clerk marriage certificate case. But it also arises in lots of other cases…”
Saturday, September 5, 2015
Friday, September 4, 2015
What You Should Know About the Kentucky Clerk Marriage License Controversy – It complicated and it’s relevant to us all.
Why Do So Many Walk Away From The Christian Faith? – “Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it.” (Hebrews 2:1 ESV)
“In this World You Will Have Trouble” — Welcome to Rowan County – “A County Clerk is headed for jail. A legion of Christians struggles to be faithful in their own situations, responsibilities, and callings.”
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
A Prayer for Seeing All Things from God’s Perspective – We won’t ever see it unless we ask Him for it.
What God Has Joined Together: Religion and the Risk of Divorce – Here's a helpful look at divorce and faith.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
The Weakness of Ruth Is Greater than the Strength of Samson – “Jesus, like Ruth, was poor, wandering as an outcast without a home. Like Ruth, he wasn’t the deliverer Israel expected. But because of his weakness, he was the Savior they needed.”