Two days before my Dad’s arrival my sister and I were chatting and trying to decide on some fun activities to do with him to create some good memories.
The mirror in my bathroom always reflects the real me. Which, as I thought about it, it rather disturbed me. Am I really what I look like in the mirror?
The prophetic ministry has received much publicity; persons who claim to be prophets or oracles of God are heard on the airwaves daily. Here is a growing trend: Some of the comments, claims and antics of some self - styled prophets have over time given some cause for serious concern.
What is an apostle and the apostolic? What are the differences between an apostle and a prophet? Is an apostle higher than a prophet? Who are apostles and prophets subject to?
Jacob’s expectation was that Laban’s house would be a haven of peace for him, but in the contrary, the place turned out to be house of bondage and servitude of sort.
I passed this church, and the sign read, "If the grass looks greener on the other side, fertilize yours." As I read that sign, it was as if God gave me an answer to a question.
In the West, there has never been a better time than right now to have your Christian articles and poem on line as more and more people are turning away from church and going to internet churches more than ever before.
11-25 years of age I was still in the jar and very determined to find a way out. 26-40 years of age I was in a cocoon. 41 - 45 I started gnawing my way out. The warrior was set free.
Though I believe we shouldn't give up on a church too fast, there are some warning signs that should cause you to stop and ask if you'd be better off finding better pasture.
By Chad Burns When I was in grad school, the Lord brought an opportunity to direct a feature film called “Pendragon,” so I quit grad school to do that. We prayed and sought the Lord’s blessing and His leading and we were so hoping our first movie was going to be a big success.It wasn’t. […]
There is a high calling that God has made to all believers. This high calling is different from the call to salvation which is made to all human beings.
If your starting point is God Himself, who made us in His eternal image to live forever, then ending one’s earthly life is the doorway to the next life.
Sometimes they take the form of answered prayers or are interpreted as the actions of guardian angels. These remarkable events and encounters lend comfort, strengthen faith, and even save lives.
Our natural tendency is to try to resolve the problem of good and evil by keeping the good and the bad separated.
Wishing all our readers a very Happy 4th of July!
I decided to surprise her by cooking supper for her. She spent the afternoon shopping with some friends and so I thought it was the proper time for me to do this.
What does "your daughters will prophesy" mean if it doesn't mean they will preach? Does it mean they can preach only outside the church? Does it mean they are only sanctioned to conduct Bible studies for women? Does it mean they can preach as long as they don't stand behind a Plexiglas pulpit?
One of the first reasons that so many young women and men share their selfies on social media is, of course, the likes. The likes feed our ego and our brain just the way ice-cream would feed our belly ...
There are many wide open gates to the New Year, these include: the ungrateful gate, the murmuring and complaining gate, the offence gate ...
Having an STD can be scary. Do you know what is even scarier? The stigma that comes along with it.
During a recent trip to El Salvador, a pastor and I were talking about how much we both love Christmas music. We shared some of the songs on our personal playlists, and then he told me that his wife is especially fond of songs like “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” and “Let […]
God will make a way for you where there seems to be no way. He works in ways we cannot see. He will make a way for you. There is beauty and perfection in God. He desires to make a masterpiece out of your life.
I go through each day heavy-hearted over the current state of our churches in America, especially right here in my own community.
All of us need to get away for a vacation from time to time. Some people really have a hard time doing that. They think that when they go on vacation they have to take their cell phones and laptop computers so that they can check their voice mail and email
Comedian Bill Cosby wasn’t laughing yesterday when he was led out of a Pennsylvania courtroom in handcuffs. He was sentenced to prison for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman 14 years ago. The judge in the case labeled Cosby “a sexually violent predator”—a statement that brought tears of relief to dozens of Cosby’s other alleged […]
Selling the Christian faith has come to be one of the core competencies of evangelicals. This has its roots in extending Jesus' Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) within the circles of our influence. But, there are parts of the faith-life that don't always sit well. These are some of the realities that Christians can struggle with
Repentance begins by carrying the cross, but not many will realize this. We cannot repent if we had no contrition nor remorse, for our misdeeds and offences. Contrition is not mere words of saying "I am sorry."
When I was in my 20s, I was praying about whether I should enroll in graduate school. Then one morning in my devotional time I came to Psalm 32:8a, and it seemed to be flashing like a neon sign. It said, “I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go.” […]
By Michael Bradley Should Christians Rejoice Over the Death of Their Enemies? As you have all heard, Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the attack of 9/11, was found and killed by one of our US Navy Seal teams in Pakistan. When the news first broke, many people across our nation started to celebrate and […]