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This Week in Christian History: Jonathan Edwards Elected President of Princeton, National Cathedral Construction

Here are just a few things that happened this week, Sept. 23-29, in Church history. They include the beginning and end of construction on the Washington National Cathedral and the election of Jonathan Edwards to the presidency of Princeton.




Kavanaugh and 'Himpathy'


Recently, I learned the term "himpathy." This term is used to describe what happens when men rally around men who have been accused of something. They support them simply because they are men and they have put themselves in the shoes of the accused.


It Takes Humility to See Jesus

So many people today don't seem to care much about spiritual things. Sure, they may go to church for the token Christmas or Easter service, but more likely you can almost see the little sign around their necks that says, "Do not disturb, I'm not really interested in spiritual things."


Wake Up Christians — Silence Is Not an Option


We don't have to compromise our principles to be involved in politics—what good is salt left in the shaker, or a light that is hidden? "Politics" is not a bad word. In simple terms, politics refers to governing or leading a group of people. Politics won't save America, but in order to implement change, honor God, and help others, we must take action.


Truth and Fiction


I believe fiction can be a vehicle to communicate truth. From the moment I sensed a call to write, I understood my focus would be using story. This isn't an original concept. Jesus spoke in parables and is known for deepening spiritual principles through the power of story.


A Biblical Case for Saving Money


My wife and I hope to be able to retire when I turn 65. We've made plans and dreamed about the time we would invest in our grandchildren's lives and the joy of taking mission trips together. But, the closer I get to 65 (2 years away) I realize I just haven't saved enough money.

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The Floods Have Lifted Up Their Voice


The aftermath of Florence is extraordinary. What we have witnessed reminds us that after our many achievements, after our incredible advances in technology, medicine, transportation, communication, and other human endeavors, we are still merely mortals subject to the basest of earth's elements.


Resolving Conflict in an Explosive Culture

In this explosive culture in America, motives are challenged endlessly. Trust in relationships is not earned easily. Criticism of others is ruthless. Cynicism is applauded loudly. Leaders are under detailed scrutiny.


3 Evangelicals Walk Into a Muslim Convention


This wasn't the first time that Evangelical leaders participated in the largest annual gathering of Muslims in the United States. What was especially intriguing were the questions and comments that audience members posed. They provide a window into what everyday Muslim Americans are concerned about when it comes to their relationships with Evangelicals and conservatives.


3 Ways to Look and Not Lust

If you are a guy and have been involved in some sort of accountability group (like an X3group), no doubt the subject of "lust" has come up.


The 'Unbroken' Story Changes Today's Challenged Teens Into World-Changers


I made the decision to read Unbroken aloud to my students. That's a hard sell these days. Especially to teens who unabashedly declare they're not fans of reading or books, but would rather spend their free time streaming shows, scrolling through social media or playing video games. I was absolutely blown away by their reaction. They were hooked, just as I had been.