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The Tears of Jesus When Pain Comes: A Reflection on Christmas, Cancer, and the Hope of Christ
Tomorrow may not be known to us, but it is known to the only one who matters, and that makes all the difference.
The vision of Jesus weeping at the news of Lazarus' death grips us as we ask, “Where is God in all of this?”. God not far, but very near. Our death is swallowed up by life.
The Sanctification Gap
The call to die is really a call to experience life the way we were meant to.
It's a beautiful opportunity to experience life and spirituality outside of ourselves and, as I say in the article: “The death of self and submission to Christ is not a sad end to an otherwise
One-on-One with Krish Kandiah on Stranger Grace and Stranger Danger
God is strange, unpredictable, and inscrutable
God allows Naomi to suffer famine, displacement, widowhood, and the death of both her sons without so much as word of heavenly comfort. What is going on in all these Bible stories?
‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Invites Us to a Bright, Boisterous Duel with Death
The God of Thunder's return to the big screen strikes a timely balance between gravitas, humor, and big, dumb fun.
'Thor: Ragnarok' Invites Us to a Bright, Boisterous Duel with Death. This article contains spoilers for Thor: Ragnarok. Is it ever okay to laugh at death?
Want to Share Your Faith? Start with Words from the Bible!
Believe, confess, repent, and follow.
Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”. Have you noticed that there's a growing segment
Are Evangelicals Losing the Gospel in Our Day?
The Gospel itself never changes; the way we share the Gospel must.
For many years, sharing the good news of Jesus for evangelicals meant explaining how his death and resurrection provided for the forgiveness of sin and the promise of heaven.
My Story: From Prison to Freedom, and What I’ve Learned about the Promise of the Gospel
Formerly incarcerated person pastors church in Orange County
That is not what the gospel promises. Jesus, through his life, death, and resurrection, makes prostitutes into brides, and makes criminals into men of faith.
The Jesusy Movement
Sure, all kinds of Christians love Jesus. But he’s especially central in evangelical piety.
I felt I did trust in Christ, Christ alone for salvation; and an assurance was given me that He had taken away my sins, even mine, and saved me from the law of sin and death.”.
Three Biblical Frameworks for Faithfulness in the Post-Christendom West (Part 1)
Call. Context. Commission.
Father. We are not sent to the same ministry (of death and resurrection) but to the same message: the proclamation of forgiveness and reconciliation.
20 Truths from "God's Country"
Reclaiming God’s kingdom vision for the rural church
(163). Yet I'm convinced that in order to live fully and vibrantly in the rural church, we must also learn to face congregational death faithfully, hopefully, and lovingly.
When I Lost a Daughter, My Children Lost a Sister
Helping kids heal after sibling loss.
Their grief compounded my own, and I worried about how Ruth's death would affect them long-term—particularly as Ruth had died in bed with her same-age sister.
Almost No One in the US Believes in a ‘Consistent Ethic of Life’
Pope Francis’ critique of President Trump would apply to 96 percent of Americans, surveys suggest.
life. That's why the Catholic church's “seamless garment” condemns abortion, the death penalty, assisted suicide, and embryonic stem cell research.
Equipped with Chris Brooks on Moody Radio
I had another opportunity to guest host on Moody Radio.
If you or a loved one is contemplating death or living in the aftermath of suicide, please listen to the next edition of Equipped. There is help and hope for you.
We Need to Take Jesus’ Metaphor of Being Born Again More SeriouslySubscriber Access Only
It’s easy to ignore the painful, messy, universal experience of birth that Jesus was referring to.
It may seem strange to us now, but the ancient authors of the Old Testament saw the crisis of birth—where women were close to death as they struggled to bring new life into the world
Another Shooting, This Time in a Church. How Should We Respond?
We don't have answers; Christ offers hope and grace and peace.
In it, I said: When we as believers made a commitment to follow Christ, that commitment included sacrificing all and following Him even unto death. For
A Surprising Life Cycle: A Glimpse at Rwanda Today
Reconstruction and revival in Rwanda
One doesn't live next door to the man who has killed your parents, husband, or children and not have recurring memories of the screams of death, nor feel occasional bitterness toward
The Martyr’s Oath, an Interview with Johnnie Moore on the Persecuted Church
The persecuted church calls the free church to live for the Jesus they are willing to die for
Syrian family who welcomed a threat of martyrdom from a family member but refused a threat of crucifixion because they said, “We felt so unworthy to die the same death as our Jesus.”.
Suicide, Mental Illness, and the Church: An Interview with Kay Warren
All church members can play a role in helping those with mental illness.
that they have worth. Ed: Since your son Matthew's death, what have you been encouraged by in the direction of the church broadly? How do you feel
The African Diaspora (Part 2): What We Can Learn and Biblical Principles
Immigrants can bless their home countries and their host countries
Certainly, Joseph, Nehemiah, Esther, and Daniel all stand as powerful examples of those who both worked to bless their new land and took courageous action, even in the face of death
Seven Things Evil Is Not: What the Death of My Son Taught Me
Evil is a lack of goodness as darkness is a lack of light.
Seven Things Evil Is Not: What the Death of My Son Taught Me. Seven Things Evil Is Not: What the Death of My Son Taught Me. But choice itself did not help me with the death of Enoch.
In Defense of Pro-Life ‘Hypocrisy’
In Defense of Pro-Life ‘Hypocrisy’
Analogies between abortion and other “life issues” are shakier than we sometimes suppose.
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