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Out of Wedlock: What Do You Say to Your Child Kevin Leman

Here's a question I am asked occasionally...Here's my podcast with Doug:  Guilt drives a dad to worry about how to explain to his daughter that she was conceived before her parents were married. A mother worries about her son is using his verbal tic to get his way. In this podcast transcript, Dr. ...more

3 Answers to Lies about Rejection Deb Waterbury

We all fear rejection. Truly, when we are rejected once, it hurts, and it often takes some time to get past the pain of that rejection. But when those rejections start to pile up, one on top of the other, well, that’s a whole new ball game, isn’t it? Feeling rejected by those I hold in high ...more

Will Everyone Be Equal in Heaven? Randy Alcorn

Is everyone equal in heaven? What does the Bible teach? All people are equal in worth, but they differ in gifting and performance. God is the creator of diversity, and diversity means “inequality” of gifting (1 Corinthians 12:14-20). Because God promises to reward people differently according to ...more

How You Know If You Are Proud Francis Chan

How do you know if you are proud? Paul has the litmus test.  1 Corinthians 8:1-3 “Now concerning food offered to idols: we know that “all of us possess knowledge.” This “knowledge” puffs up, but love builds up. If anyone imagines that he knows something, he does not yet know as he ought to ...more

Why We Need to Depend on Others Blake Bergstrom

"Oh, the comfort — the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person — having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together; certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with ...more

Single Dads: Get Your Son to Talk Jason Isaak

“Hi, son! How was your day?"  “Fine." "What happened at school?"  “Nothing." “Anything happen you would like to talk about?"  “No." Sound like a familiar conversation when you pick your kid up? Let’s acknowledge that a conversation between a single father (or any father) and child benefits ...more

God's Secret Strategy for Success Margaret Feinberg

Long before Jesus took on the imagery of the vineyard for Himself, God had been using vineyard imagery to communicate His heart to the people. The Song of Vineyard is nestled in Isaiah 5:1-7. This delicate yet ferocious poem provides the most detailed description of caring for vineyards in the ...more

Five Shocking Reasons Why People Leave Your Church Carey Nieuwhof

No matter how long you’ve been in leadership, it still hurts when people leave your church. It’s somewhat easy to understand people leaving when things are going poorly— when there’s conflict, division or dysfunction. But what most leaders aren’t prepared for is the reality that people will leave ...more

Three Ways to Be A Better Christian Hypocrite Jon Acuff

A few days ago, a friend texted me. Apparently a Christian band had been publicly ripping on him and he needed some advice. Now at the bare minimum, that’s not the best use of time for a Christian band, what with all the spreading the joy of Christ they’ve got on their plate. But the time ...more

3 Easy Ways to Share Your Faith Matt Smethurst

“Preach the gospel at all times and, if necessary, use words.” This classic quote, misattributed to Saint Francis of Assisi, is both clever and catchy. It just isn’t biblical. Evangelism—communicating the good news of King Jesus—always requires words. Christians are called to adorn the gospel with ...more