Evangelical Christianity

Overcoming Worry

Overcoming Worry<p>by Charles R. SwindollScriptures: Proverbs 3:5–6<p>In Part One, we looked at a couple of New Testament examples (one negative—Martha, …

Christianity

New and Notable Books - Three-Minute Thursdays #4

How many books do I receive in the mail? Pretty much all of them! In this Three-Minute Thursdays I focus on six that may be of interest to you. As …

Christianity

A La Carte (November 23)

Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends and family today. A special shout-out to my parents, brother, and sisters (and their families) down in …

Christianity

4 Reasons We Can Be Thankful in Times of Trouble

On Thanksgiving Day Americans celebrate our most religious of secular holiday. For hundreds of years we’ve made a national tradition of giving thanks …

Christianity

Roy Moore Pursued Teenagers Due To Unavailability Of Marriageable Women, Pastor Claims

Despite accusations of sexual assaults by various women hovering over Alabama senatorial candidate Roy Moore, a number of evangelical Christian …

News (U.S.)

Roy Moore’s communications director abruptly quits

Embattled Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore’s communications director abruptly quit — but would not explain why, a new report said …

News (U.S.)

3 Tips for Sharing Jesus with Others this Christmas

Christmas comes with more opportunities to give people the gift of the gospel than any other time of the year.

Christmas

Startup Culture: How Millennial Entrepreneurs are Shaking Up the Status Quo

SAN FRANCISCO — In today's economy, new businesses can disrupt the status quo while also developing the next wave of important technologies. Since …

Startups

How the tax package could blur the separation of church and politics

The tax package pending in Congress includes a provision that would leave churches and other nonprofits, which by law must be nonpartisan, suddenly …

Economy

where young evangelicals are headed – Snakes and Ladders

A long, long time ago, Ross Douthat tweeted this:<p>Reading this makes me wish for an @ayjay take on what he sees as the trends in young-evangelical …

Religion

Church Plants Need Shepherds, Not Entrepreneurs

When I was first assessed as a church planter, people often asked if I thought of myself as an entrepreneurial type. I believe it was a fair question.<p>…

Entrepreneurship

The Art of Godliness, Episode 10: Social Media

We are nearing the final episode of series 1 of The Art of Godliness podcast! After this week’s episode there will be just one more before we take a …

Christianity

When Marriage Became About Me, Myself, and I

Why do we marry today?<p>According to Eli Finkel’s <i>The All-or-Nothing Marriage: How the Best Marriages Work</i>, we get married—and should get married—for …

Marriage

Two Perspectives on Stress

Two Perspectives on Stress<p>by Charles R. SwindollScriptures: Luke 10:38–42<p>There is an old Greek motto that says:<p>YOU WILL BREAK THE BOW<br>IF YOU KEEP IT …

Christianity

A La Carte (November 22)

Today’s Kindle deals include some excellent deals, most of them from Ambassador International.At Westminster Books you’ll find a selection of …

Christianity

The Original Thanksgiving Menu in the Fall of 1621

Yesterday Tommy Kidd provided a helpful overview of the original context for the first Thanksgiving, along with its development through time.<p>From …

Christianity

What If We All Pitched in to Help Young Urban Adults Make More Disciples of Jesus Christ?

I’ve long been a fan of The Legacy, a ministry that “exists to equip disciples of Christ to <b>make disciples</b> for Christ.”<p>We train <b>young, urban adults</b> to …

Christianity

The Thanksgiving that Was (and Was Not)

On the way to Jerusalem he was passing along between Samaria and Galilee. And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a …

Faith

The Hidden Hands of Caitlyn Jenner

It’s the image that has done more than anything else to make gender transition mainstream and attractive.<p>Back in 2015 Bruce Jenner—an Olympic …

Caitlyn Jenner

Kirk Cousins Is More than Just a Nice Guy

By all accounts, Kirk Cousins is a nice guy.<p>He compliments safeties and linebackers after they hit him. He apologizes to his offensive linemen for …

Christianity

Pro-Roy Moore pastor: “More women are sexual predators than men” - Salon.com

Despite the litany of sexual-abuse accusations against Alabama senatorial candidate Roy Moore, a considerable number of local Evangelical Christian pastors and congregants continue to champion the hard-right, values voter-courting former judge. Indeed, as AL.com reports, no less than 50 such …

U.S. Politics

When Your Partner Is Down and Can’t Get Up

My wife has written, bravely and beautifully, of her struggles with mental health (here for instance). I’m often asked what has helped me as her …

Christianity

A Historian's 5 Tips on Writing

Kevin Kruse is professor of history at Princeton University. He is the author of two important works in American religious history: <i>White Flight:</i> …

Writing

Why The Patristics Were Silenced In Your Evangelical Church

As a young man I heard a church history professor say he minimized the patristics because too many young students get too excited by them and convert …

Theology

Stoned: How Colorado's 5 Years of Legal Pot Is 'Devastating Communities'

This week marks the fifth anniversary of Colorado's legalization of the commercial marijuana trade, and the reviews aren't good.<p>An editorial in the</i> …

Cannabis

Sexual Consent in a Confused, Confusing World

Over the past few years, there has been a crescendo of talk about sexual consent aimed especially at our teens and young adults. Freshman orientation …

Faith

Don’t Expect a Spectacular Christian Life

How are your spiritual disciplines?Take a moment to answer.In the hundreds of times I’ve asked that question, 99 percent of the time I get a …

Christianity

Tension in the Tank, Part Two

Tension in the Tank, Part Two<p>by Charles R. SwindollScriptures: Romans 5:3–5<p>In the northeastern United States, codfish are not only delectable, they …

Christianity

A La Carte (November 21)

Today’s Kindle deals include just a couple of books as we await the big holiday weekend sales.<p>Sponsor<p>Show Your Support<p>“For most of us, the …

Faith

The Greatness of Giving Thanks

There are 13 letters from Paul in the New Testament, and in 9 of them he explicitly gives thanks for the recipients of the letter (Rom. 1:8; 1 Cor. …

Christianity