WRITING THE MOTHER’S DAY CARD

Seven Biblical Suggestions for What to Say on Mother's Day

Every mom handles Mother’s Day differently. Some want a full day of celebration with their children all around them. That’s why church attendance will jump significantly this Sunday. Many moms will drag their adult children to church with them. Other moms would rather get some alone time. Whatever your mom’s Mother’s Day wishes might be, […]

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HIS KINGDOM OR MINE?

Four Characteristics of the Jesus Kingdom

Dividing the world into good and evil is a seductive temptation. Christians are tempted to create a false “us/them” worldview and then commence to work ruthlessly toward eliminating “them” and building a utopian “Christian” world with just “us.” It begs the questions: What kind of Kingdom did Jesus come to build?   Jesus’ Greatest Temptation […]

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OPEN YOUR EYES TO JESUS

Places Where You Can Hear and See Jesus

Some people go through life with their eyes closed. There is a time to close your eyes — moments that demand closed eyes. But most of life was meant to be lived with your eyes wide open. The problem is that you miss so much when your eyes are closed. Jesus went through life with […]

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NO MORE CONDEMNATION

How to Live and Love Like Jesus, Part I

Why are Christians so angry? Why are Christians so intolerant? These are a few of the recurring questions we received as we talked to people on the street and posed the question – What questions do you have about Christianity? Interestingly, Most of the questions seemed to center not on what Christians believe but on […]

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CHRISTIANS AND EARTH DAY

Should Christians Participate in Earth Day?

Monday was Earth Day. Once again, I’m behind. Several have asked if we (as Christians) should observe Earth Day? My short answer is: Sure, why not? What does the Bible have to say about our responsibility to care for the earth?   The Dilemma I get why many Christians bristle at the idea of observing […]

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CONFRONTATIONAL CULTURE

Three Ways to Confront the World the Way Jesus Did

We live in an increasingly confrontational culture. More and more of our political leaders are taking to twitter causing an avalanche of responses. Technology has given us unprecedented access to each other and equally unprecedented angry conversations. Millions have entered the fray. In the cultural morass that is our world, how do Christians confront a […]

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Powerful Morning Prayers

Seven Prayers to Start Your Day with God

Are you a morning person? We live in a culture that is increasingly time conscious. We realize that we cannot create time, we can only manage what we fill it with. No matter what your schedule looks like — No matter what time your day starts and ends — it’s important to start it with […]

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A GENTLER LIFE

Five Ways to a Gentle Life

The 20th Century was one of the most violent periods in human history. Plagued by two world wars, genocide, infanticide, and holocaust just to name a few, the last century was one we’d like to forget. Jesus called for a gentler way of life. First and foremost, he called us to love each other. How […]

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FAITH AND MENTAL ILLNESS

5 Helpful Reminders for Those Who are Suffering

Mental health is big news these days. Advocacy groups are working hard to secure the rights of those who suffer from debilitating mental health issues. Unfortunately, there is still a silencing stigma associated with mental health. Where is the church? What would Jesus do for the person suffering from poor mental health?   Jesus and […]

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