Month: February 2018

Getting from ‘Hello’ to ‘I Do’ on a Christian College Campus

Evangelical students are dating with marriage in mind, but the road to the altar is anything but simple. Whether they had a ring by spring, never had a date, or were somewhere in between, alumni of Christian colleges and universities remember their experience of marriage culture on campus. This is likely true whether they graduated Read More

Christian Unity in Ashes

Ash Wednesday is an opportunity for Christians from many traditions to come together and recognize our need for Jesus. E. C. is a Presbyterian. I am not. I know that he’d love to make me so. He fits Presbyterianism. He loves the arc of the liturgy, the commitment to ever put God’s grace and covenantal Read More

The Wise Leader: Navigating Ethical Storms

Former U.S. Attorney contributes to an ongoing series. As a young man, I had modest dreams. I wanted to go to law school and then practice law in a medium to large law firm in my beautiful home state of New Mexico. I had no inkling of what was to come. I had no political Read More

What’s So Unique about Christianity? A Short Apologetic [Gospel Life Podcast]

Start each week with this encouragement to show and share the love of Jesus. What’s So Unique about Christianity? A Short Apologetic Jerry Root, professor of evangelism at Wheaton College and director of the Evangelism Initiative at the Billy Graham Center, talks about the major world religions and what makes Christianity different. How can we Read More

Baptism Doesn’t Have to Be Divisive

Despite our different methods, we’re all immersed in the same Christ. The first time I heard the phrase “the waters that divide” as a way of describing baptism, I didn’t get the joke. It had never occurred to me to think that way. Admittedly, I was christened as a baby and then baptized at age Read More

The Critical Role of Name-Calling in Our Witness: You Are ‘Beloved’

Perfectionism is just chronic insecurity in disguise. Before the advent of social media, many in the previous generation used their parents’ basements to start rock bands and Fortune 500 companies that would go on to rock the world. The late Steve Jobs started Apple in his parents’ garage in 1987. Apple is now the most Read More

We Lost Our Baby, but We Didn’t Want to Lose Our Marriage

Men and women tend to grieve differently; understanding those differences helped us make it through. My husband and I tried to conceive for a year before seeking medical help. I was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), and we began preliminary fertility treatments. During that time, I was in such a pit of despair. The Read More

Giving God the (Olympic) Glory: Christian Athletes to Watch in PyeongChang

These athletes walked with God along the arduous road to the Olympics. Winter Olympic sports take strength, grace, speed, precision, and incredible courage. For many of the athletes we’re about to see in PyeongChang, South Korea, those qualities are bolstered by their faith in God, which has seen them through their darkest hours and hardest Read More

Died: James W. Sire, Editor Who Brought Us Francis Schaeffer and Os Guinness

‘The Universe Next Door’ author used worldview as a tool for evangelical apologetics. James W. Sire, the InterVarsity Press (IVP) editor who introduced Christian readers to works by Francis Schaeffer, Os Guinness, C. Stephen Evans, and Rebecca Manley Pippert, died Tuesday at age 84. As chief editor for IVP, Sire advanced the Christian worldview movement Read More

Blessed Are the Unsatisfied

We often assume that loneliness and dissatisfaction are symptoms of spiritual failure. But what if they’re signs of healthy faith? TV preachers like Kenneth Copeland tell us what we often want to hear: “God intends for you to be satisfied in every area of your life.” Christian teacher Joyce Meyer presents a similar formula for Read More

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