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The Sermonator and His Spouse


Author:Julie Barrier

My father-in-law told his aspiring preacher-son that every sermon needed a “hooker.” Dad wasn’t referring to a woman of ill repute. Papa Roger was instilling in his son the value of using an opening sermon story to captivate and...[more]


Do I Applaud What is Right?


Author:Max Lucado

The summer before my eighth-grade year I made friends with a guy named Larry. He was new to town, so I encouraged him to go out for our school football team. He could meet some guys, and being a stocky fellow, he might even...[more]


Are You a Christian Racist?


Author:Peter Scazzero

“Most Americans, white and black, see racism as a lingering problem in the United States, and many say they know people who are racist. But few Americans of either race -- about one out of eight -- consider themselves...[more]


Four Kinds of Staff Members (and Volunteers)


Author:Perry Noble

Who can you trust? Who will help you lead your church? In my estimation, people usually have one of these attitudes concerning leadership. #1 – “Can Do” This is the person that if you tell them you sense God's leading you to...[more]


Doctor's Report: Teen Sex is Killing Our Kids


Author:Josh McDowell

Josh McDowell, renowned Bible teacher, apologist and author, posted some absolutely fascinating research on his site. Teen depression and STD's are of epidemic proportions, and as parents, teachers and concerned Christians, we...[more]


Satan's Bible Knowledge


Author:John Piper

I believe there is a Satan precisely because I believe in Jesus. If Satan is our mythological holdover from a pre-scientific age, then the life-long struggle of our Lord Jesus was mere shadow-boxing. Take Satan and his forces out...[more]


Are There Times to NOT Turn the Other Cheek?


Author:Chet Weld

"The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them" (Proverbs 12:6). This is a sobering scripture, but aligns with many others. In the midst of men who spoke wickedly...[more]