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Can Yoga Ever Be Practiced by Christians? John Beeson

Would it surprise you to know that according to at least one study, 20.4 million Americans practice yoga?[i] Can Christians do yoga? Should Christians do yoga? When my wife approached me with an interest in considering practicing Holy Yoga (Christian yoga) I admit my default position was skepticism. ...more

How Do You Face Crippling Anxiety? Brie Barrier Wetherbee

Ever wake up with a pounding heart, racing brain, and knots in your stomach? I hate anxiety. My body and brain are just convinced that the world is falling apart, that I’m going to die early, that I’ll lose all my clients, that something will happen to a loved one, and on and on it goes... It’s ...more

Is Christ Your Rock? Jan Shrader

One night after I had gone to bed early, the phone rang, and when my son picked up he heard a woman weeping on the other end.  She was crying so hard she could not find her voice, but fortunately my son gently said the right thing.  “You want to talk to my mom, don’t you?”  She muttered a feeble, ...more

Is Your Ambition Godly or Selfish? Carey Nieuwhof

" If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom. But if you are bitterly jealous and there is selfish ambition in your heart, don’t cover up the truth with boasting and lying. For jealousy and selfishness ...more

Does Marriage Help Your Parenting? Kevin Leman

"Unless the Lord builds the house, they that build it labor in vain." Psalm 127:1 Marriage can be hard sometimes. Does my marriage, if a healthy one, really help me in my parenting? And what are the three specific ways it helps me? I’ve been married forever. I only got married because I got ...more

Lessons in Loss: Three Inspiring Bible Widows Julie Barrier

My best friend Abby was widowed at 44. Her husband John passed away from sleep apnea. He was healthy. No warning. Four little faces greeted Mom at the breakfast table. They had no idea their Daddy was gone. Ten years later, Abby cautiously remarried. Two years after she tied the knot, Abby’s second ...more

God Has Made Us Creative and Extraordinary Erwin McManus

There are moments in our lives where we are inspired to act. We look for incremental ideas to help us get there. What we really need is a mind-shift. We need a reformation of our thinking. We need a new understanding of reality. One of the greatest challenges we face is to have a different ...more

Should We Ever Fight Evil with Evil? John Beeson

One of my Christian heroes is Dietrich Bonhoeffer. I even asked my wife if we could name our son Dietrich. For some reason she didn’t like that idea. Go figure. Bonhoeffer is a fascinating figure for all sorts of reasons, but one of those is that his ministry took place during the rise of Nazism in ...more

Nine Breakthrough Prayers to Pray for Your Church Brandon Cox

Brandon Cox shares the prayers his church prayed for revival. You can pray them, too! "There were nine particular prayers we've prayed, repeatedly, and that we’re going to continue to pray over our church family. I want to invite believers everywhere to pray these prayers over your church family ...more

God is Dead: How Atheism Affected Our Faith Tommy Nelson

“God is dead”Frederich Nietzsche It began in the despair of 19th century Europe. Its inventor would die in 1900 on the cusp of a new century. His views would combine with Darwin to shape the most violent period of planet earth. Hitler gave his writings as gifts. He also was a German. He died ...more