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  • Educating the Whole Child: The Intersection of Faith and Education

    Bishop Alfred Owens

    Scripture calls Christians to raise our children in a manner consistent with Godly principles. "Train up a child in the way he should go," Proverbs tells us, "And when he is old he will not depart from it." This is wise advice for parents, and it extends to all the ways we can support parents in their role, including and especially the education of our children – body, mind and soul.

  • How to Look at 'The Lord Is My Shepherd' in a Personal Way

    Joyce Meyer

    Did you ever hear a child proudly proclaim, "That's my daddy"? That child probably really put some emphasis on the word "my." Children have a way of saying it that leaves no doubt they believe their daddy is bigger, smarter and stronger than anyone else's dad. I believe that's the way David expressed himself in Psalm 23 when he said, "The Lord is MY Shepherd…."

  • A Christian Response to the Humanitarian Crisis in the Mediterranean

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    As Christians, we need to avoid falling prey to those trying to manipulate public opinion by inciting fear. When we picture the women, children and men coming across the sea, we must not envision them as potential terrorists and criminals. The truth is that the majority are seeking refuge from terrorists, violence, war and persecution. They are the threatened ones.

  • What Is the World's Most Popular Religion?

    dan delzell opinion page

    If you had to guess, which religion do you think is the most popular? Here is a clue. Billions of people travel this well-worn path, as they place eternal hope in their own ability to secure the ultimate reward.

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  • Dear Churches in America: Prepare to Be Treated Like 1st Century Christians in Rome

    We have reached the stage of vilification – conservative Christians are now regarded by the consensus establishments as the villains in "transformed" America. The Supreme Court may well take us to the criminalization stage.

  • To My Gay Brothers and Sisters: God Wants to Give You Something Better Than a Homosexual Lifestyle

    To the gay or lesbian person perhaps begrudgingly reading this blog, I get it. I understand why you may be hesitant to look into Christianity because you doubt you could ever be able to feel legitimate, unforced, naturally flowing heterosexual desire for someone of the opposite gender.

  • What Is the World's Most Popular Religion?

    If you had to guess, which religion do you think is the most popular? Here is a clue. Billions of people travel this well-worn path, as they place eternal hope in their own ability to secure the ultimate reward.

  • God Goes to Harvard

    A bastion of liberal secular education, Harvard University is certainly not the most open environment to Christian faith and values. The same is said of Yale, Dartmouth, and Princeton. Still, God is working within Harvard University and America's Ivy League universities.

  • Former Mars Hill Church Executive Pastor and Elder Shares All: Big Mistake of ResultSource (Pt. 1)

    Romans 8:28 is clear that God uses everything in our lives for our good and his glory. Again by the grace of God, the story of Mars Hill presents many lessons to be learned that I pray might help others. One of the biggest mistakes of Mars Hill Church was using a company called ResultSource. It deserves to be a business school case some day, but for right now, let's focus on the leadership lessons.

  • What Should the Church Say to Bruce Jenner?

    Bruce Jenner, of course, is a symbol, a celebrity spokesperson for an entire mentality that sees gender as separate from biological identity. So is there a word from God to the transgender community? How should the church address the Bruce Jenner in your neighborhood, who doesn't have the star power or the Malibu mansions but who has the same alienation of self?

  • 9 Characters of a Humble Person

    A humble person is also a happy person. They can take joy in their life and what God has called them to do, regardless of what the world thinks about it.