Saddleback Church pastor and best-selling author Rick Warren says that believers need to place God first when managing their finances.
In a devotional published last Thursday, the author of The Purpose-Driven Life explained that whatever area "you want God to bless in your life, you put Him first in that area."
Tim LaHaye, pastor and co-author of the best-selling Left Behind book series, has died at age 90 following a severe stroke.
LaHaye became a notable name in End Times literature when he co-authored alongside Jerry B. Jenkins the 16-book series which sold over 50 million copies.
In an announcement posted Monday on LaHaye's Facebook page, it was reported that the pastor and author died at a San Diego hospital. more >>
Jon Bloom, co-founder of DesiringGod, writes that the Holy Spirit flowing through the faith of a disciple of Jesus is the most powerful thing on earth, but believers do have one vulnerability which can weaken and destroy them, and which Satan targets in his attacks. The author also shares how the Spirit helped him in a battle with the devil.
"Nothing is more humanly destructive to the domain of darkness than a faith-filled Christian," Bloom writes in a blog on the DesiringGod website. "Through him, Jesus destroys the devil's works (1 John 3:8). The only thing Satan's forces fear more than the vibrant faith of a Christian is the unified, collaborative, vibrant faith of a community of Christians."
Bloom adds that the one vulnerability believers have is "unbelief." more >>
Best-selling author and megachurch pastor Max Lucado's op-ed went viral in February when he uncharacteristically broke his silence on politics, decrying Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's crude antics. But this week he shared his dream where Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton "reached a truce."
In his blog post titled "Trump, Hillary, and the Strangest Dream," Lucado recounts falling asleep after watching the Republican National Convention. Also weighing on his mind as he slept was news of national crises like the shooting violence of police officers and African American citizens.
But the convention he dreamed about was not the RNC. more >>
Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, discusses the types of political issues that pastors should address in their congregations and which ones to avoid.
In a video posted on the website For The Church, last week, Moore addresses the question: "How political should a local pastor get with his flock?"
Christians are sometimes reluctant to engage political questions, says Moore, because they "put this artificial barrier between personal morality and social ethics in a way that the prophets, in a way that Jesus, in a way that James don't." more >>
Is it at all possible to describe God in just one sentence?
That's the question recently posed by a reader of the Rev. Billy Graham's syndicated advice column published by the Kansas City Star. In his response, the renowned evangelist had this to say.
"In some ways it's not possible, of course, to put everything about God into one sentence," he wrote, explaining that since God is infinite human beings can't fully comprehend just how awesome He is. more >>