Unfortunately, even good parents might one day see their adult children make poor choices. Here at Focus we've spoken with many heartbroken moms and dads who are grappling to understand and respond well to their grown kids' decisions.
1. "Just what exactly is a youth ministry budget again?"
No one knows God simply by virtue of being alive. It takes an "aha" moment so to speak. It requires divine revelation, which brings about an understanding of grace and salvation. This is how a person is welcomed into the family of God.
As stated last week in part 3 on the Holy Spirit: some suggest that today's battle is not so much against liberals in the church, but against those who are "not open" to new prophecies and visions—those who "religiously hold to the written Word alone." This statement concerns me because it can be used to promote anything done in the name of the Lord such as prophecies, visions, and words from the Lord.
Many of the current blockbusters being developed and produced by Hollywood involve or revolve around superheroes. The popularity of this genre and its films among the masses is undeniable. What is not so clear is what specifically produces this popularity.
Years ago during a visit with Billy and Ruth Graham, I noticed while we were outside that their dog was continuously going around in circles.
Last evening in Washington, D.C. I was walking by an old United Methodist sanctuary and heard uncharacteristic music emanating from the windows. Curiosity drove me inside, where I was surprised to see a full congregation of almost all twenty-something's singing fulsomely as a band performed behind the altar.
Across this country thousands of Americans read the Bible each day. They read it to connect with God and as a source of inspiration, hope, encouragement and entertainment. Each city and state is home to people who believe the Bible to be a source of truth and an essential guide to life. At the same time, people who adamantly oppose the Bible also make their homes in cities across the country.
For the first time in its history, Washington D.C.'s National Cathedral had a United Methodist minister oversee the sacrament of Communion for an Episcopal service.
Popular gospel musician Kirk Franklin is no fan of Christianity's subculture and recently explained how it alienated him as he grew as a Christian and made him question "if God was even real."
As various companies develop goggles that can project holographic text and images, some believe that the next version of the Good Book might be a hologram.
Catholic Church to Keep Ban on Women Priests Despite Church of England's First Female Bishop, Says Catholic Co-chair of the Anglican-Roman Catholic Commission
A Roman Catholic archbishop said that the Catholic Church will be keeping its ban on allowing women to serve as priests in the wake of the Church of England's consecration of its first ever female bishop..
Marcus Borg, a scholar popular for participating in the Jesus Seminar, died at the age of 72 last Wednesday. His publisher HarperOne said the cause of death was related to his long battle with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. He died at his home in Powell Butte, Oregon.
Evangelical Pastors Blast Florida Cops Using African-American Mugshots for Sniper Practice With #UseMeInstead Campaign
After the North Miami Beach police department was discovered to have been using mug shots of African Americans for practice at a firing range, several members of clergy from around the world decided to take action and started a movement with their images and the phrase #UseMeInstead.
It is an "irresponsible argument" for critics of the claim that police officers are biased in their targeting of and interactions with black men to point to so-called black-on-black crime, according to Christian rapper, pastor, author, and thought leader Trip Lee. That only deflects from the real issue, he said in a recent interview in which he comments on race, the church, and how he identifies with Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
Seasoned evangelist Luis Palau will be joined by popular preacher Francis Chan and worship leader Kristian Stanfill and the Passion Band for a series of free events next month across the New York City metro area.
Christian Leaders Matt Chandler, Russell Moore Fed Up With GOP Decision to Hold Off on Mid-Term Abortion Ban
Church and ministry leaders join forces with conservative political groups the morning of the 42nd annual March for Life to publicly rebuke House Republicans for its last-minute decision to delay the vote on a bill to ban abortion after 20 weeks. Church leaders, unlike policy groups, are seemly not appeased by GOP's decision to switch support to another pro-life bill that would ensure taxpayer dollars aren't going to abortion providers under health insurance plans offered on the federal exchange.
Megachurch Pastor Perry Noble Rebuked by Southern Baptists for Calling 10 Commandments '10 Promises'
Perry Noble, pastor of a South Carolina megachurch, was rebuked by Southern Baptists for calling the 10 Commandments "10 promises" and for other "problematic positions and statements."