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Thirty-Five Things I Wish I'd Known in High School Erin Davis

I turn 35 today. I know to some of you that may seem ancient. I can see forty over the horizon after all. When I was a teenager, I didn’t think too highly of the thirties either. Weddings are often done by that stage. Babies have usually been born. Career has been picked. What’s left other than to ...more

Satan's Deception in the End Times: Are You Immune? Neil Anderson

There are many divergent views about the second coming of Christ, but most agree that in the latter days there will be false prophets, false teachers, and false Messiahs. Jesus said, “For false christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect – ...more

Secrets? An Honest Talk with My Son! Rebekah Lyons

Secrets. We all have them, don’t we? Tucking my son in at bedtime has become quite the confessional. It all started when he remembered taking a pen a year earlier from his teacher’s desk in hopes of surprising his sister later on the bus. Then, as if the dam had broken, a few nights later he ...more

Learn the Key to Your Ministry's Success: Balance! Kent Shaffer

We need balance in our ministries. We need to be focused on our mission while at the same time constantly searching for ways to improve our methods. True Christianity is balanced ministry, a combination of trust in God and commitment to action.– George Barna YOU ARE IN 1 OF 3 SITUATIONS  ...more

Seven Ways to Reflect Christ in a "Post-Truth" Culture Carey Nieuwhof

Carey Nieuwhof is a Canadian pastor with a perceptive, and (possibly an objective) view of American society today. "Regardless of where your politics lean, many would sense that American culture is quickly becoming both post-truth and post-fact. It’s happening right before our eyes. Don’t like the ...more

How You Problem-Solve: McDonald's vs. Chick-Fil-A! Jon Acuff

Jon Acuff is an insightful author and speaker who gets to the heart of a leadership issue with sharp wit and penetrating insight. Read his words, laugh and learn. (This article will also make you hungry...) "What’s your fast food guilty pleasure? Don’t say the Outback or the Olive Garden. Those ...more

Why Next-Gen Christians are Unique and Amazing! Gabe Lyons

Here are a few things you should know about the future of Christianity and how we can reach the next generation with the Gospel in an authentic, relevant way. Our culture has experienced dramatic change.It’s nothing beyond enormous.9/11 has entirely shaped a new generation.There’s three major ...more

4 Reasons You Should Go on a Short-Term Missions Trip! John Beeson

I recently returned from a short-term mission trip to Senegal, Africa, where our church has had a partnership with a mission agency and a local village pastor for about five years. It was the twelfth short-term trip that I’ve participated in. Each has impacted me in different ways and they have ...more

Without a Hitch: How to Recover from Divorce Ed Young Jr.

You can recover from divorce. Here are some right and wrong ways to start your new life. Now you are single. Solitaire is a card game that you play alone. You either win or you lose. If you are divorced, you find yourself playing solitaire every day of your life. And while you are playing this ...more

Diva or Heroine? What You DON'T Know About Queen Vashti Julie Barrier

Was Queen Vashti, King Xerxes' ex-wife, as shallow and stubborn as we assume? I want you to ponder and puzzle with me. Queen Vashti’s gripping story is told in twelve short verses, Esther 1:8-20. Was this sexy gal a diva, or a heroine? And why should we care? We know she was one gutsy lady. Many ...more