Evangelical Christianity

Beware the Graduation Speech

Graduation season is upon us. Colleges have been handing out diplomas for several weeks, and the high school ceremonies are right around the corner. …

Christianity

Embrace Your Purpose

At this very moment, you are running a race. You are running a race even if you are sitting on the bus reading these words on your phone, even if you …

Jesus

A La Carte (May 23)

Today’s Kindle deals include a couple of classics and a couple of modern-day books worth reading.<p>Sponsor<p>Show Your Support<p>“Many people are happy to …

Christianity

The Life and Times of Redeemer Presbyterian Church

The church members gathered for coffee hour at Redeemer Presbyterian Church knew something was wrong when the polite man quickly shouldering his way …

Christianity

The Pastor Must Fall On His Sword Before He Wields It

When you think of a pastor and his Bible, you may picture a well-worn Bible sitting on a desk, next to a stack of commentaries, a moleskin journal on …

Christianity

5 Ways Teenagers Often Waste Their Time

Jonathan Edwards had an intense fear of wasting time. Like, scary intense. Reading his resolutions always sobers me. I mean, what 19-year-old writes, …

Time Management

Run To Win! The Lifelong Pursuits of a Godly Man

Every four years another Olympics begins and the whole world becomes obsessed with activities they haven’t thought about since the last games. …

Christianity

So Others May Hear and Live

<i>This sponsored post was prepared by Erik Odegard, Director of Fusion at Midwestern College.</i><p>Sponsor<p>Show Your Support<p>“Oh God, please do whatever it …

Christianity

The Anxiety Beneath All Your Anxieties

In the technological world, we can choose what is close and what is distant—even death. In his book <i>The Slavery of Death</i>, Richard Beck writes:<p>Prior to …

Christianity

A La Carte (May 22)

Today’s Kindle deals include a hodgepodge of books which are worth checking out.<p>Sponsor<p>Show Your Support<p>Happy Victoria Day to my fellow Canadians. …

Faith

You, Yes You, Are a Minister!

Sometimes God’s truth goes into your life like a quiet whisper. Sometimes it goes in like a hand grenade. Have you had one of those times? One day …

Faith

Blink and Think of God

Amy PetersonDeuteronomy 32:1–12He shielded him and cared for him; he guarded him as the apple of his eye. Deuteronomy 32:10“God is like an eyelid,” …

Faith

Make People Wonder Why You’re Weird

When Kyle Ramage first stepped foot onto the campus of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, he thought he was preparing for vocational …

Christianity

A Plea to Christian Publishers on Behalf of Their Authors

I love to review books that are of special interest to Christians. And even when I’m not able to review them, I still love to make people aware of …

Publishing

Flexibility

Flexibility<p>by Charles R. SwindollScriptures: Acts 16:6–10<p>Are you open to change? People who make a difference can be stretched, pulled, pushed, and …

Christianity

Weekend A La Carte (May 21)

Westminster Books has a great deal on various works by John Frame. You can’t go wrong with any of his books.<p>Sponsor<p>Show Your Support<p>“Christians must …

Christianity

Why Homesickness Is Health

In an interview with <i>The Atlantic</i>, Tiffany Watt Smith—author of <i>The Book of Human Emotions</i>—described her research on the role that language plays in …

Christianity

Seeing God

Julie Ackerman LinkExodus 34:1–9TheLordis slow to anger, abounding in love and forgiving sin and rebellion. Yet he does not leave the guilty …

Faith

What Happens to Our Pets When They Die?

My wife and I were recently awakened by the tears of one of our children. They’d found our dog, Nellie, dead on the floor.<p>Nellie was a cross-eyed …

Pets

Optimism

Optimism<p>by Charles R. SwindollScriptures: Psalm 31:24<p>Vision—the one essential ingredient for being an original in a day of copies—gets lost, …

Christianity

9 Things You Should Know About Black Hebrew Israelites

Because of his talent and spiritual lyrics, rapper Kendrick Lamar has become a favorite hip-hop artist among Christian music fans. Lamar’s 2012 …

Theology

Nobody Respects a Blogger

Blogs have come a long way in a short time. Though an early form of blogging existed as early as the 90s, it was not until the early 2000s that the …

Christianity

Free Stuff Fridays (The Gospel for Life Series)

This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention which, as you know, …

Christianity

Your Bible Is Not Boring

One day when I was in college, Clyde Kilby, my favorite English teacher, said something to this effect: “One of the greatest tragedies of the fall is …

Faith

A La Carte (May 19)

Today’s Kindle deals include a book and a couple of Bibles.<p>Sponsor<p>Show Your Support<p>“I receive emails from people around the world who are deeply …

Christianity

Trevin’s Seven

Seven of the best articles I came across this week:<p>1. Alex Tizon – My Family’s Slave. <i>One of the most riveting essay / profiles I’ve read in recent</i> …

Christianity

Revisiting ‘A Severe Mercy’—40 Years Later

<b>Editors’ note:</b> Taking the advice of C. S. Lewis, we want to help our readers “keep the clean sea breeze of the centuries blowing through our minds,” …

Christianity

On This Day in 1926: The Scandalous Disappearance of Preacher Aimee Semple McPherson

Aimee Semple McPherson (1890–1944) was a flamboyant, controversial, immensely popular preacher who the International Church of the Foursquare …

‘I Came…to Graduate, Not Go to Church’: High School Seniors Demand Apology After Superintendent’s Alleged God Comments

A group of recent high school graduates are demanding an apology after their school superintendent reportedly invoked prayer, the Bible and his …

Education

Integrity

Integrity<p>by Charles R. SwindollScriptures: Psalm 15:1–2<p>If some corporate position is the god of your life, then something terrible occurs within when …

Christianity