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Why I Believe Couples Shouldn't Live Together Until After They Are Married

I (together with my husband of eight years) am happy to be among the few who decided to wait until after our wedding day to live under the same …

A Guide to the Music of Andrew Peterson

No contemporary songwriter has had a greater effect on my life than Andrew Peterson. His first album appeared the year I moved to Romania as a …

Evangelical Christianity

The fan-made Voldemort movie is here, and it's better than "Order of the Phoenix"

Say all you want about He Who Must Not Be Named, but you can’t deny that you’re still yearning to unlock more of his backstory. Thankfully, a group …

Movies

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Do This to Help Them Be Strong, Confident, and Resilient

Instead of being victims, resilient kids see themselves as being in control of their destinies. As a result, they tend to grow and get better when bad things happen, instead of crumpling.<p>Much has been written about the habits and characteristics of high-achieving adults, and how they differ from …

Self-improvement

Everything Is Awful (But Only On Twitter) - Inklingations

I’m headed to the mountains for vacation tomorrow, and will be signing out of all social media for the duration of my holiday. Unplugging from social …

Social Media

The Secret to Coming up With New Ideas

You don't need to be great. You just need to do.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To become successful at anything, you've got to practice discipline. You must do something over and over and over again to do it extremely well. And being creative is no exception.<p>For James …

How to Win the Battle In Your Head

Of all the challenges you face as a leader, one of the most intense is knowing how to win the battle that goes on in your head.Leadership is above …

Can the Hulk save Thor from becoming Marvel's puniest hero?

A Thor/Hulk intergalactic buddy movie featuring select cuts from the classic Planet Hulk storyline could be in the works, and it’d make Thor: Ragnarok a movie we’d walk into hell to see<p>When Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner set off for exile in a space-capable quinjet at the end of Avengers: Age of …

10 Things You should Know about Satan

Here are 10 things we should know about Satan. Continue reading . . .<p>Here are 10 things we should know about Satan.<p>(1) Satan, like all other angels, …

US election 2016: What does 'Islam' think of America?

<b>"Islam hates us," Republican frontrunner Donald Trump said in a CNN interview on Friday.</b><p>Mr Trump later stood by his claim in a televised debate in Miami, saying: "There is tremendous hatred, and I will stick with exactly what I said."<p>It led to an outcry, with Senator Marco Rubio launching an …

Inside Linebacker an Unlikely Packers First Round Choice

If one would take a poll of Green Bay Packers fans as to what position general manager Ted Thompson should choose in round one of the 2016 Draft …

Mark Ruffalo Promises A Great Arc For Hulk In Thor Avengers Movies

It's going to be some time before we see a standalone Hulk movie. The rights to a solo film for big green rage monster remain at Universal but the …

What about Those Who Have Never Heard of Jesus? A Classic Illustration from Francis Schaeffer

A classic illustration from Francis Schaeffer:If every little baby that was ever born anywhere in the world had a tape recorder hung about its neck, …

A Mercifully Short Summary of Kevin DeYoung's Mercifully Short Book, "Crazy Busy"

I've recently read Kevin DeYoung's book, "Crazy Busy," so here's a quick summary!<p>There are three dangers, seven diagnoses, one thing we must do.<p><b>Three</b> …

Pastors Who Don’t Delegate | Facts & Trends

The new pastor had just turned 50. He had advanced in ministry through his relational skills, solid biblical teaching, and pastoral care he had shown …

#LoveSins

If by love, we mean simply that affectionate feeling we have towards the things we desire or fancy or trust in, then love does not always win. Many …

Can quantum physics help your faith in God?

Who the Unchurched Really Are

March 26, 2015 by Gene Veith<p>Most evangelism programs, church growth tactics, and other attempts to reach the “unchurched” concentrate on Millennials, …

On My Shelf: Life and Books with Tim Keller

<i>On My Shelf</i> helps you get to know various writers through a behind-the-scences glimpse into their lives as readers. I talked with Tim Keller about …

How a Christian Makes Big Decisions in Life

Every Christian is at various times in their life placed into a situation where a major decision has to be made. A job offer comes. The home down the …

How Men And Women Process Emotions Differently

Are women "wired" to be more emotional? Not exactly -- but new research provides more evidence that the male and female brain may have very different ways of processing emotion.<p>Previous research has shown that women generally experience higher levels of emotional stimulation than men. Now, a new …

From Jonathan Gruber to Kim Kardashian: Why American Leadership Is Broken

Kim Kardashian's break-the-Internet nude photos, Jonathan Gruber's outrageous statements on getting Obamacare passed and Sen. Mary Landrieu's speech on the Senate floor on the Keystone XL pipeline made for an interesting week in America, with the seemingly mixed events all clearly pointing to a …

A Biblical Vision of Marriage | Cory Wilson

Too often, we Evangelical Protestants have harmed our public witness and failed in fidelity by proclaiming the sanctity and permanence of marriage in …

7 Lies Christian Parents Believe

If you want to start an interesting conversation with your Christian friends who are parents, ask them this question: What do you think is the …

CNLP 004: Why Young Adults Are Walking Away from the Church & What You Can Do About It—An Interview with Kara Powell

You want kids to follow Christ.<p>You want <i>your</i> kids to follow Christ.<p>And yet between 40-50% of students who are active in the church in their senior …