Evangelical Christianity

Shatter Your Kid-Centered Kingdom

Standing backstage in the dressing room of my preteen daughter’s first play, the new version of the American Dream—providing all the best possible …

Parenting

Idols, Part Two

Idols, Part Two<p>by Charles R. SwindollScriptures: Genesis 35:1–4<p>Yesterday we talked about how the Israelites began to worship what started out as a …

Christianity

Weekend A La Carte (September 23)

Today’s Kindle deals include a few titles you will want to check out.<p>Sponsor<p>Show Your Support<p>For some reason there has been a surge of interest in my …

Christianity

Free Stuff Fridays

This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Zondervan Academic, and they’re giving away 5 copies of <i>A Theology of Biblical Counseling Video …

Counseling

The Cheap Way to Bless Your Pastor

This is the sort of post I can write only because my church doesn’t need to read it. My church allows for ample vacation time and more study leave …

Christianity

How Small Steps Can Lead to Big Weight Loss

One of my greatest joys is meeting friends on the journey. When I'm blessed to travel for interviews, speaking events or workshops, I like to meet …

Weight Loss

Idols, Part One

Idols, Part One<p>by Charles R. SwindollScriptures: 1 John 5:20–21; Matthew 6:33<p>It was the apostle John's final warning to his readers:<p>Little children, …

Faith

How to Welcome Singles in Your Church

Most pastors I know were married in their early 20s and last experienced singleness in their mid-teens. They generally haven’t got a clue what it’s …

Christianity

Ken Burns’s ‘The Vietnam War’ Is Worth Your Time

A few years back I was teaching a course on the Vietnam War. One morning I walked into the classroom early and found one of my students absorbed in …

Vietnam War

Why Gospel Diversity Means More—Though Not Less!—Than Ethnic Diversity

Ethnic diversity is at the heart of God’s eternal design. As John Piper argues, God gets greater glory and we get greater joy from seeing a …

Faith

A La Carte (September 22)

Readers may want to check out deals from Westminster Books on <i>Our Secular Age</i> from The Gospel Coalition or the ESV Thinline Bible from Crossway.<p>Sponsor<p>…

Christianity

If I Were Planting a Church from Scratch

Nobody plants a church from scratch.<p>We planted a church out of our main campus 5 years ago, but it was not from scratch; not by a long shot. The 40 …

Christianity

Meet Phillis Wheatley

Phillis Wheatley (c. 1753–1784), a poet and the first African-American woman published in pre-Revolutionary America, was also a notable apologist, …

Christianity

A La Carte (September 21)

Today’s Kindle deals include a quirky collection of this and that.<p>Sponsor<p>Show Your Support<p>A celebration of Nabeel Qureshi’s life and ministry will …

Christianity

The FAQs: What Christians Should Know About Cremation

For the first time in American history, a majority of Americans (50.2 percent) have chosen cremation rather than burial (48.5 percent) after their …

Theology

Brazilian judge approves 'gay conversion therapy', sparking national outrage

The ruling overturns a national psychology council decision in 1999 forbidding psychologists from offering treatments claiming to ‘cure’ gay people<p>A Brazilian judge has approved gay “conversion therapy” in a ruling which prompted widespread outrage and raised fears of a conservative …

LGBTQ

Brazilians are losing faith in democracy and considering a return to military rule

For years, Brazil’s judiciary massive multi-year probe to root out corruption from the political class has made headlines. Many politicians, from the lowly elected official to a succession of presidents, are being implicated, arrested, and tried. The system might be working to root out corruption, …

Brazil

Evangelical Christians Head to Jerusalem to Rally Behind Israel

As the Jewish High Holiday season moves in, Israel is getting set to welcome a throng of religious visitors -- evangelical Christians.<p>Thousands will …

Israel

Max Lucado Shares How to Find Calm in a Chaotic World

<b>ANXIOUS FOR NOTHING</b><br>“The land of the Stars and Stripes has become the country of stress and strife,” shares Max. Anxiety disorders are the top mental …

Christianity

What’s the Purpose of … Children?

It used to be so straightforward. We got married, then we had children. It’s just what we did. But then something changed, so that today both …

Christianity

What Simon Said

Poh Fang ChiaLuke 5:1–11Simon answered, . . . “But because you say so, I will let down the nets." Luke 5:5A man named Refuge Rabindranath has been a …

Christianity

On Getting ‘Un-dragoned’ by The Light of Christ

<i>“This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light, and there is absolutely no darkness in him. If we say, "We have</i> …

Christianity

An "Affair," Part One

An "Affair," Part One<p>by Charles R. SwindollScriptures: 1 Thessalonians 4:1–5<p>The sad fact is no longer surprising—infidelity has invaded the ranks of …

Marriage

Exploring the Bible: A Bible Reading Plan for Kids

A key component of every parent’s task is helping our children form good habits. A key component of every Christian parent’s task is helping our …

Christianity

Four Ways that Diversity—More than Uniformity—Magnifies God

One day, in the new heavens and the new earth, God’s diverse redeemed peoples—a great multitude so large it cannot be counted—will sing a new song …

Faith

Where the battle rages

“If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the truth of God except precisely that little point which the world and …

Christianity

Our Secular Age: Ten Years of Reading and Applying Charles Taylor

Probably no book published in the last decade has been so ambitious as Charles Taylor’s <i>A Secular Age</i>. In it, Taylor seeks nothing less than to …

Christianity

The Art of Godliness, Episode 2: Honoring Parents

Today I bring you episode 2 of The Art of Godliness, the new podcast hosted by myself and my good friend Paul Martin. The purpose of the podcast is …

Christianity

Thankfully, God’s Faithfulness Trumps Our Unbelief

<i>"He (Peter) went to the house of Mary the mother of John, also called Mark, where many people had gathered and were praying. Peter knocked at the</i> …

Christianity

A La Carte (September 20)

Today’s Kindle deals include a few minor deals that may be worth a quick peek.<p>Sponsor<p>Show Your Support<p>Westminster Books has a selection of …

Christianity