Once again, our tragedy-weary ears were subjected to unexpected and tragic news. Actor and humanitarian Paul Walker had been killed, alongside his friend, in a horrific and gut-wrenching auto accident.
I find courage in the fact that while the NSA might be looking for terrorist tendencies in our comings and goings, God's all-knowing presence is there to protect me from the ultimate enemies of my soul — Satan and his demons.
I don't know about you, but I'm deeply challenged with the idea of becoming something other than what society intends. I want to take off the glasses that trap me into thinking that the American dream is the end all of a worthy existence. I think the suit and cape for the Christ follower is found in realizing that we have superpowers.
To be sure, the Great Gatsby achieved his "greatness" by getting away with more than most people would, but there is one universal law that he ignored that is a 100% guarantee: Make no mistake, God is not mocked. A person will harvest what they plant. You will reap what you sow.
We pretend we have invincible emotional armor and weapons like sarcasm and denial that can fend off the incessant barrage of destructive circumstances life brings our way. But the truth is that our attempts to be superheroes in a fallen world strip us down to the core as well.
Unlike our fairy tale teenager Jack, David was a real life, flesh and bone adolescent who faced up to a giant bigger and badder than any we will face.
If Jesus was never born, there would be a sorrowful lack of charity and the protection of life, and the United States of America would have just been an unrealized historical dream.
Every year it seems to me that Thanksgiving is increasingly just a thin slice of celebration sandwiched between the massive marketing machines of Halloween and Christmas. It's become a few days of respite for post school/work burnout and pre Christmahanakwanza preparation!
The freedom to voice our opinions and vote in our election process was paid for with the blood of our Continental soldiers over 200 years ago. But even more importantly, this is a good season to be reminded that your freedom to choose Christ was also purchased with blood.
See You at the Pole may seem like just another Christian gathering, but in reality it is a defining moment not only on your campus, but in your walk with Jesus Christ as well. It is a day where you have a choice to take a stand for your faith, or to wallow in apathy with the crowd.
Based on the example of Jesus, perhaps we could start to see that our schools are actually hospitals and there are not enough physicians. There are the wallflowers and the popular - jocks and theater kids, hipsters and scene students - but beneath the outward appearances, most are the "confused and helpless."
How do we anchor ourselves in the aftermath of the Aurora massacre that left us adrift in a sea of anxiety, doubt, fear and questions about the presence of an all powerful and loving God?
What, exactly, is worth saving in Gotham City? Callous, cruel, corrupt and downright cold blooded might be some of the more positive descriptions for the object of Batman's loyalty. He believes there is something bright and beautiful behind the shroud of darkness in Gotham city
Even as I write this, I can see the once piercing blue horizon of my beautiful Colorado skies transformed into a thick haze of billowy smoke. In nearly every direction, the flames stretch skyward as they are fed by howling winds that sing a grim tune.
"What Makes You Beautiful" is much more than an internet splash with over 140 million views and rising like the tide. And I may be mistaken, but it feels like "beautiful" is mainly equated with physical appearance
What if you could travel back in time? Where would you go? What would you do? While you're being entertained by Brolin, Willy and the boys, remember that time travel is not only possible, but has already taken place
I remember watching each of my friends as they crossed the stage to receive their diploma and being smacked with the reality that I had blown chance after chance after chance to share the love of Christ and the gospel of salvation with them.
I'm quite certain you'll enjoy The Avengers, but you can take even greater gratification in the fact that the spiritual world created in the Marvel film series is about as real as a ginormous green guy in purple pants.
Are we called to do anything to end the silence? Are we called to do anything to end the silence? Or can we just bury our heads in the sand and wait for the day - April 20th - to pass?
Way WAY back before the Brothers Grimm conceived the idea of Snow White, there was another poisoned fruit that ruined not just one life, but every life that has ever walked this earth:The serpent was clever, more clever than any wild animal GOD had made.
Tebowmania is on the move. Linsanity is on the move. American Idol is on the move?
"Just how far have you been lulled into "sleep," accepting that life is as it is and there is nothing you can do. The new movie Hunger Games has elevated this issue to a highly public discourse.
Have you wondered what the Devil would look like if he took human form? And if he did, what would he be doing? Would he target, capture, and force children to serve him for violent purposes? That's what Joseph Kony does.
In less than 20 minutes on a disastrous day, Greg Stier taught us how to share the gospel with anyone – anywhere - anytime. But more importantly, God used him to ignite a passion for souls in my own soul