Articles

How You Can Hijack Repentance Thabiti Anyabwile

I’d like to list a few ways the biblical idea of repentance can indeed be "hijacked" or stolen. Unhitch Method One way to hijack something would be to unhitch the word from the meaning the way a hijacker might disconnect the cab of an 18-wheeler from the cargo carrying trailer behind. In this ...more

Praying Scripture for Your Grandchildren Deborah Haddix

You simply cannot go wrong when praying Scripture. To be honest, as I look back over my life of prayer I must admit there have been times when I simply did not know what to pray – blank mind, no words.  There have also been times when my prayers seemed mechanical – rote, repetitive, even dull.  ...more

Five Lies You've Been Told About Guys Erin Davis

I have boys—a house full of them. I’m married to a mountain man of a husband who oozes testosterone and is super proud of his facial hair. Together we have four sons. In the delivery room it was like the doctors had this sentence on repeat . . . “It’s a boy!” “It’s a boy!” “It’s a boy!” “It’s a ...more

Fourteen Lessons on Prayer from Daniel Randy Alcorn

1. Position yourself in prayer by reading Scripture first.  “In the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, understood from the Scriptures, according to the word of the LORD given to Jeremiah the prophet, that the desolation of Jerusalem would last seventy years” (v. 2). 2. Follow Scripture’s lead ...more

The Brutal Suffering of Jesus Tom Terry

As Americans, we live in a sanitized and antiseptic culture. Everything is clean, orderly, and has its place. Even our suffering. Most Americans don’t experience extreme brutality like Jesus experienced for us. And that got me thinking again about suffering. What is suffering? More specifically, ...more

Five Poor Thinking Mistakes That Mistakes That Cause Your Anxiety! Caroline Leaf

Life can be very challenging. We are constantly facing stressful situations at work, home, school, in the car...you name it. In many cases, our reactions to these situations can make things worse. If we let our thoughts and emotions get the best of us, we can negatively impact both our mental and ...more

Five Surprising Reasons 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

Little Known Facts About the Last Supper Julia Blum

Hebrew professor Dr. Julia Blum shares her insights about the Last Supper from Jewish history and the Hebrew translation of the Gospels: THE ROOM FOR THE LAST SUPPER Jerusalem was swarming with people who had come for Passover. Every house had additional guests, every room was packed, yet Jesus ...more

Why the Religious Elite Hated Jesus: Don't Fear Rejection! Frank Viola

The religious elite ignored Him as long as they could. Since Jesus sported no theological degrees and wasn’t part of the pastors guild, they didn’t take Him seriously. He was not credible in their eyes. But they could only follow this course for so long. His influence grew so large that they ...more

What's the Difference Between Flattering Your Child or Encouraging Him? Kevin Leman

We live in a time where parents feel they have to praise everything kids do; no matter what. Whether they make a good effort, a poor effort, a mediocre effort; they get praised. It’s the mentality that everybody on the team gets a trophy. “Everybody’s a winner,” nobody loses. We live in society ...more