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4 Tips for Apologizing Well

Over the years, I’ve found that learning to apologize is one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do.

Don’t Go Until You’re Sent

Recently, I felt a burden in my heart for an unreached people group in the Middle East. So I went and visited. It seemed God had aligned a need in …

Evangelical Christianity

The Older I Get, the More Compelling This Argument for the Existence of God Becomes

Philosophers Peter Kreeft and Ronald Tacelli list 20 arguments for the existence of God in their <i>Handbook of Christian Apologetics</i> (IVP, 1994).When I …

The Blessings of Growing Up in a Christian Home

I consider it the greatest privilege, the highest act of God’s providence, that I grew up in a Christian home. I consider it no small responsibility …

Temptations Not to Be Reasoned With

<b>There are certain passions that we can vanquish only by a direct attack</b> — that is, by doing the reverse of what they suggest. Those that form the …

Faith

What You Can Learn from the Logic of Jesus

<b>Jesus in Jerusalem</b><p>We begin in Jerusalem on the steps of the temple. It is the Tuesday before Jesus’ execution. A lawyer asks him to define the …

Debunked: Chick-fil-A is closed on Sundays for religious reasons

30 Photos That Will Make You Want to Book A Flight To Israel ASAP

Fall in love with Israel through the lens of travel photographer Sharon Zobali.<p>Israel is a country diverse and vibrant in culture, color and flavor–so much so that we dubbed it one of the top places to visit in 2017. We tapped BAZAAR.com contributor and travel photographer Sharon Zobali for her …

Israel

Gospel Fluency

Jeff Vanderstelt has just released a new book. It’s called Gospel Fluency: Speaking the Truths of Jesus into the Everyday Stuff of Life. I caught up …

Cities and Multiculturalism: Two Trends in Church Planting Today

God can be at work in more than one place at a time. I’ve written a lot on church planting. One of the things I’m continually reminded of is that as …

Trends

What Should You Do When You Hear Bad Teaching?

In this seven-minute roundtable, Trillia Newbell, Blair Linne, and Rosaria Butterfield discuss what to do when you’re in a small group setting and …

Teaching

Three lies we might easily believe

Written by:Ray OrtlundIt is very much in the Devil’s interests that we despair. If he can get us to believe any of these three demoralizing lies that …

Priest: We need to praise what is good, true in the Muslim faith

Vatican City, Feb 28, 2017 / 06:02 am (CNA).- Not only is there a good deal in common between Muslims and Christians, but Catholics are called to …

Religion

Atheists better than hypocritical Catholics says pope

Atheists better than hypocritical Catholics says pope<p>February 28, 2017 by Paul Jesep<p>It’s better to be an atheist than a hypocritical Catholic, …

Why saying “I’ll pray for you” isn’t enough

Part 1 of a series on intercessory prayer: Your own spiritual health comes first<p>“I’ll pray for you.” Why? How? When? For how long? Can you imagine …

Trusting God’s Character When We Don’t Understand His Actions

One of the biggest challenges in my sanctification thus far has been coming to terms with how fallible my conceptions of goodness, love, …

Facts, Fiction, and the Bible by Gijsbert J.B. Sulman

A debut book offers a comprehensive historical analysis of the events of the Old Testament.<p>In this long work, Sulman’s goal is to subject the Old …

What Leads ‘Christians’ Away from Christ?

You probably know someone who once lived passionately for Christ but has now abandoned him altogether. Your heart sinks and twists even to hear his …

Jesus

Fuller, the Bible, and Women

March 1, 2017 by Guest Contributor<p><b>One of Fuller’s defining characteristics is its commitment to women in ministry. What are the contours of that</b> …

5 Things Church is Not About

We Christians tend to be opinionated about church. We know what we like and what we don’t.

11 Biblical Principles for Becoming a Better Friend

Sadly, today’s fast-paced, shallow culture hinders the kind of friendships God desires us to have.

The Benedict Option’s Blind Spots

A vibrant church in America learns from global and local leaders. Christianity Todayasked four thoughtful voices in our movement to read our March …

Faith and doubt in 'Silence': a Lenten reflection

Patrick T. Reardon Essay Why do the innocent have to suffer and die? Why is God silent? It is that silence that gives the novel its title.

Metairie church reimagines ways to build membership | NOLA.com

As Christians in the New Orleans area converge on Ash Wednesday services today, going through the Christian ritual of penance and transformation, …

Jesus

Why the American South Would Have Killed Charles Spurgeon

In 1859, an American minister named “Rev. H.” traveled to London to meet the famous pastor of the New Park Street Chapel.<p>When Spurgeon discovered his …

Evangelical Christianity

I Am Jewish And Now Learning To Heal The Pain Of Being American

How to reconcile the light of your optimism with the darkness of your country.<p><b>The following is a guest post by Abigail Malis,</b> <b>the Senior Associate for Community Partnerships at the Jewish Volunteer Connection.</b><p><i>At the Jewish Volunteer Connection, Malis works to foster a culture of service in Jewish</i> …

Pope Francis: ‘we do not go to heaven in a carriage’

(Vatican Radio)<b> Pope Francis</b> marked <b>Ash Wednesday</b> inviting the faithful to renew their hope in Christ’s promises and their commitment to follow Him …