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Healthy Grief Tips for the Whole Family

After a loss, each member of a family has his or her own unique grief process.   But just as important and unique is the grief experience of the entire family unit.  Here are some of the reasons that it is important to acknowledge the needs of the family as a whole: Each person in a family has ...more

Go Deeper: How to Have Meaningful Conversations Don McMinn

"Everything becomes a little different as soon as it is spoken out loud."-Hermann Hesse Do you ever track conversations? I do. Sometimes I wish I didn’t, because I find most conversations are unbalanced, trivial, and forgettable. Try it yourself. The next time you’re part of a group ...more

Heaven is Not a Hallucination John MacArthur

Given the rising tides of militant atheism, postmodern skepticism, biblical illiteracy, self-love and gross immorality, what are we to make of the current interest in heaven? One thing is clear: It does not signal any significant upsurge of interest in what biblical revela­tion teaches about ...more

Time to Speak Up Don McMinn

Never be a spectator of unfairness or stupidity.—Hitchens A woman checked into the hospital to have a tonsillectomy, and the surgical team erroneously removed a portion of her foot. How could this tragedy happen? In fact, why is it that ninety-eight thousand hospital deaths each year stem from ...more

The Key to a Healthy, Growing Church is Balance Rick Warren

Church health is the result of balance. Balance occurs when a church has a strategy and a structure to fulfill the five New Testament purposes for the church: worship, evangelism, fellowship, discipleship, and ministry. If you don’t have a strategy and a structure that intentionally balances the ...more

Conquer Your Bitterness Francis Frangipane

There are two conditions of the heart no one can hide: one is when the heart is filled with love and the other when we are infected with bitterness. Either condition can take over our thoughts and both can filter our entire view of life. As followers of Jesus Christ, we must make our highest quest ...more

Worry? Sharks, Cows or Mosquitos? Don McMinn

I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.-Mark Twain. According to Oceana, a nonprofit organization, sharks kill only about four people a year worldwide and only one in the U.S. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cows kill ...more

How Pornography Has Changed Us Luke Gilkerson

“Gary R. Brooks, Ph.D., describes what he observes as a ‘pervasive disorder’ linked to the consumption of soft-core pornography like Playboy.1 He mentions five main symptoms of this:” • “Voyeurism – An obsession with looking at women rather than interacting with them; this can apply to far more ...more

Scoffers, Scorners, and Snark Tim Keller

What does the term "snarky" mean? We learn much about scoffers and mockers from the book of Proverbs. David Denby, a New Yorker film critic, recently wrote a book called Snark. He observed that a tone of snide, mocking, ‘nasty and knowing,’ speaking was coming to dominate our public discourse. ...more

What to Do When You Get Discouraged Rick Warren

Discouragement is one of the most deadly diseases. We put in long hours, we experience a unique form of loneliness, and we face difficult decisions everyday. Discouragement is one of the most deadly diseases. It’s easy to get discouraged. Everybody can catch it, and you can catch it more than once. ...more