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3 Takeaways from New Research on Americans and the Bible

Every year, Barna and the American Bible Society release new research on behaviors and beliefs about the Bible among U.S. adults. Click here for a …

Evangelical Christianity

Children Need a Crisis of Faith: Seven Lessons from Parenting Through Doubt

My wife and I have five children. Our oldest two have exited childhood and are adventuring into the uncharted territory of their young adulthood. Our …

Parenting

5 Ways We Get the Great Commission Wrong

The missionary imperative of Jesus at the close of Matthew’s Gospel (28:18-20) is a key text for Christians:18 Jesus came near and said to them, “All …

Theology

Two Strategies to Win the War on Lust

God calls us to not only resist lustful thoughts, but to fill our minds with the beauties of Christ so that our desires gradually conform to …

Devotional Resources for Children

As Christian parents it is our great desire that our children come to know the Lord. For them to know the Lord, they need to learn how to encounter …

Evangelical Christianity

Couples think they go to counseling because of money, sex, and parenting — but therapists know the real problem is usually lurking underneath

Everyone knows marriage is hard, but it's easy to feel like your marriage is really hard — like your partner is the first partner in history to nag or nitpick or leave dishes in the sink and expect you to clean them.<p>But ask a couples therapist and they'll tell you: Not so much. No twosome is a …

Counseling

MissionU Is Pitching a 1-Year Alternative to College for Zero Money Down | Inc.com

Adam Braun recently performed a task that was pure pleasure. He personally called every applicant accepted by his startup school, MissionU, to deliver the good news: "You're in!"<p>No leader of a traditional academic institution would do that, of course. But for Braun, the job is still manageable. …

College & University

The Whole Christian Life Every Sunday

A well-planned worship service is a tremendous blessing to those who participate in it. A well-planned service is not necessarily one in which the …

Evangelical Christianity

Do We Really Need Musical Worship?

Qualified leaders should help God’s people come together to express his infinite value by lifting their voices and hearts in song.Listen Now

Andre Kole: how famous atheist illusionist tried to debunk Christ and converted

Throughout the month of February, this column will be featuring stories of noted atheists who experienced dramatic shifts in their views, eventually …

Magic

Why are so many Christians biblically illiterate?

Emblematic of the Bible’s declining influence is what Harper Lee penned in her 1960 novel "To Kill a Mockingbird," in which the character Miss Maudie says, “Sometimes the Bible in the hand of one man is worse than a whiskey bottle in the hand of [another].”<p>Most Christians know enough about the …

Bible verse too hot for school, killing fundraiser

Actor Jim Caviezel portraying Jesus in “The Passion of the Christ.”<p>A Colorado college has decided to kill a fundraising program that sold …

Confessions of a Former “Worship Leader”

Confessions of a Former “Worship Leader”<p>January 21, 2016 by Jonathan Aigner<p>I can’t help but think I am not alone in my story, even if my journey has …

The Lasting Pain of Quick Fixes

My wife and I recently attended a two-day seminar on chronic pain at the Mayo Clinic. We were trying to learn more about how to deal with my wife’s …

Women in Leadership: The Only Thing That Matters is What the Bible Says

When it comes to the issue of women in leadership, I often hear that the only thing that matters is what the Bible says. I completely agree.<p><b>What does the Bible say about women in leadership?</b><p>To answer this question, people usually jump to the passages that they read as limiting the roles of women. …

Evangelizing a Post-Christian Culture: Church Invitations Won't Work

Although it feels like a billion years ago, it really is true that Christianity used to be a pretty popular thing here in America.

United States

Hunter with broken leg crawled for miles through Idaho wilderness to find help

A hunter who crawled for days through dense wilderness in search of help, is recovering in a Boise, Idaho hospital.<p>Alone and miles from the trail, John Sain had to dig deep to survive for almost four days in remote wilderness near McCall, Idaho, with little food and water.<p>"I honestly didn't think I …

Eastern Oregon

Jesus Really is the Point of the Whole Bible

<b>[Editor’s note: the following excerpt is taken from The Reckless Love of God by Alex Early, Bethany House, 2015, pages 151-156.]</b><p><b>The Reckless Love of</b> …

Theology

Why Do Students Leave Church After Graduation? According to Research, This Is the Biggest Factor

In our conversation Kara Powell covers the changing trends in youth ministry, why high school graduates <i>really</i> leave the church, and why we should …

Students

Was Jesus the Son of God? It's Complicated

Most of us who teach in the field of Christian Origins get asked from time to time by students or in public lectures, "Professor, Do you believe that Jesus is the Son of God?" As it turns out, the question, like all historical queries, is more complicated than meets the eye.<p>Scholars are aware of …

Jesus’s crucifixion: not exactly a selling point in the ancient world

If you’re living in the Mediterranean world of the 1st century and you want to promote your religion, a “crucified god” is not your headline. Yet …

Theology

A Response To Christians Who Are Done With Church

You hear it all the time.<i>I’m done with church.</i><i>I don’t really need to go to church…my relationship with God is personal.</i><i>I’ve had it with organized</i> …

Earbuds

Redefining Sexual Sin Won't Make a Wrong a Right

The views expressed by the author do not necessarily reflect the editorial opinion of The Christian Post or its editors.<p>Expand | Collapse<p>Tim Keller's …

Jesus

Lord, You’re Beautiful

<i>As for me, I shall behold your face in righteousness; when I awake, I shall be satisfied with your likeness.</i> (Psalm 17:15)<p>One day we will stand …

Thou Shalt Not Steal: Guy Gets Tattoo of Jesus, Walks Out without Paying

A British Man recently spent six hours getting a tattoo of Jesus worth £250 ($370) at a tattoo shop in Luton, England and simply walked out without …

Tattoos

Making Sure Children Actually Hear the Gospel and Not Just a Bunch of Bible Stories

Children have a faith that is ready to go. Let’s not waste that opportunity by delivering a humanistic Gospel.<p>We talk a lot about contextualization …

Faith

God created with functional maturity, not 'appearance of age'

Did Adam and Eve have navels, and the first trees have growth rings? Did God create light in transit from stars? What did Philip Gosse really teach?

Transit