What if I told you there's a story circulating within the national media today about a controversial female Christian evangelist who's wrapped up in a scandal of major proportions? The married evangelist in question has been rumored to have had several extramarital affairs, even one with a well-known Hollywood celebrity. Known for her progressive theology, some have accused her of peddling feminist propaganda in the midst of her preaching.
As many Christians who see the confluence of our faith and the many issues of culture, we poured our hearts and souls into this year's election. We donated our time and gave of our treasure. We made phone calls. We helped to register and educate new voters. We prayed.
"It's fun, isn't it?" Those were the words of Governor Romney shortly into last night's presidential debate with President Obama. I have to admit. The debate was fun. What an extraordinary country we live in, where two men with very different visions can stand on the same stage and politely, if not pointedly, debate the other.
Have you heard about the 16-year-old Michigan girl who was voted to her high school's homecoming court as part of a so-called "prank"? This is bullying, plain and simple.
By the end of this month it's likely to be legal for children in California to have three parents. So why aren't two enough anymore? Same-sex marriage.
Are we more concerned with shaping (and winning) the debate than we are with shaping and refining our own attitudes toward the world? If we're going to help win people to the heart of Jesus, it's critical that our own hearts are wedded to His.
A recent study commissioned by the Chronicle of Philanthropy revealed something that won't surprise many people of faith: the more "religious" a state or region of the country, the more likely its people are to give generously to charity.
The story of Nellie Grey's life is a tremendous testimony to the power and significance of a single soul consumed by a magnificent obsession. She has taught us many things about fighting evil in general and abortion in particular.
There is a big difference between 13 million abortions per year in China and nearly 1 million per year in the United States. Or is there? Regardless of the country or the circumstance, the babies involved are not consulted and the resulting loss of life is the same.
The sins of one man at Penn State can be addressed in a court of law, but the consequences ripple like waves from the wake of a big boat. How many adults will keep their distance from kids out of a desire to protect and preserve their reputation?
At a time of rising unemployment, anxious and volatile financial markets and shrinking personal retirement accounts, the story of Dale Carnegie's life - and his wisdom - serves as an inspirational and encouraging lesson.
All it takes is a 30-second perusal of the supermarket tabloids to confirm what you already know: There is an excessive, if not obsessive, draw to celebrity in the culture. From Tim Tebow to Kate Middleton to Kim Kardashian, people are drawn to certain individuals, for any number of reasons.
If you had only a few minutes to gather up a few select treasures of your life before fleeing a raging inferno, what would you take - and what would you leave behind?
What I'm going to share with you today is a version of a popular email forward. The author is unknown. But because the advice is so simple and foundational, it's probably worth reviewing again.
Here's the scenario: If you could turn back the clock and spend one last day with your father, what would you do? If your dad is still living, what would be the ideal way to enjoy his company? Father's Day, which is this coming Sunday, doesn't receive nearly the same degree of attention as Mother's Day. Nevertheless, millions of dads will still be hailed as heroes, and rightly so.
I recently came across an excellent article from Abraham Piper, the son of author and pastor John Piper. For parents who are currently struggling with a child (of any age) who has either strayed from their Christian faith or never professed Jesus as Lord of their life, this will serve as practical guidance to help you manage what is a very difficult reality.
There was a time when comic book themes, however fantastical, were still pretty much tame and moral fare. They tended to champion good vs. evil. A parent didn't have to worry about their child picking up a copy of a compromising comic book, unless you consider the Superman controversy of many years ago. But now that both comic book lines have committed to plowing this new ground regarding homosexuality, what's a parent of a teenager (both the Marvel and DC series in question have an age-15-and-up rating) who reads the comics to do?
Many of us will be attending weddings in the coming months. They're rightly enamored with each other and want to do everything they can to please their new spouse. This is good, of course, but it can also be a problem if it's taken to the extreme.