Discovering God's Delight in Disaster Max Lucado

She has every reason to be bitter. Though talented, she went unrecognized for years. Prestigious opera circles closed their ranks when she tried to enter. American critics ignored her compelling voice. She was repeatedly rejected for parts for which she easily qualified. It was only after she ...more

Evolution or Creationism? What Do You Think? Tom Terry

For a long time, many people have believed that there is a war betweenscience and faith. I would like to humbly offer my opinion, and I would certainly be interested to know your thoughts. In my view, it's about what's real. The issue of origins is a challenging one. On one side the ...more

Be Sure That You Don't Waste Your Cancer John Piper

These reflections are written on the eve of my cancer surgery. I believe in God’s power to heal—by miracle and by medicine. I believe it is right and good to pray for both kinds of healing. Cancer is not wasted when it is healed by God. He gets the glory and that is why cancer exists. So not to ...more

What Should We Do When Others Hurt? Chet Weld

In the counseling office, I rarely feel under pressure to answer people’s questions, or to defend God. I know that as I “come along side” hurting people, God’s comfort will overflow, and He will also give me the words to speak. Although God uses my counseling skills and abilities, my desire is not ...more

Tamar, The Scandalous Great-Grandmother of Jesus Mark Batterson

I love back-stories, the story behind the story. Our family watched the hit movie The Blind Side, and we loved it. The film is about a boy named Big Mike who grew up on the streets. His mother was a cocaine addict, and he went from home to home and school to school. Finally a family discovered his ...more

The Buddhist Error of Self-Denial: What Does the Bible Teach? Tom Terry

We must understand the difference between denial from a Christian perspective and denial as a religious practice in other world religions. The Bible has much to say about self-denial, but it has a unique purpose in the life of a Christian. Denial is a concept found in virtually every major religion. ...more

What Do Godly People Look Like? Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Here are just a few indicators of pride and humility to help you discern where you are on your spiritual journey. Be patient. Surrender to the Holy Spirit and He will develop these beautiful qualities of humility in your life. Proud people focus on the failures of others.Broken people are ...more

The Unstoppable Force: God-Given Imagination Erwin McManus

“We preach against sin, but have we ever developed the anger of God when it related to lost human potential? Have we ever looked at human lives and felt our hearts break, not because of the sins committed but because of the potential left unattended? An apostolic environment sees character ...more

Stirred Heart or Stagnant Soul? Jack Schull

Haggai-now that's a name that seldom comes up in conversation! Who is this mysterious Old Testament preacher and why should we heed his words? Recently, I had the chance to do some study and preaching in the Old Testament book of Haggai.  It’s a short 2 chapter biblical text from an early prophet ...more

Is Spiritual Formation a Natural Part of Salvation? Dallas Willard

Salvation is by grace through faith. That is a foundational truth. But it is usually understood to mean that nothing you do contributes to salvation. With this, a pervasive passivity enters the scene. You will even be told by some that your very faith in Christ as the sacrifice for your sins is not ...more