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Screen Accountability for Your Teen: 5 Keys to Keep Them Safe Luke Gilkerson

We talk to a lot of parents who want to protect their children from pornography. But what should you do when your teenagers push back when you suggest accountability software? We received an email recently from a parent with two teenagers who object to putting Covenant Eyes Screen ...more

Doubt Can Deepen Your Faith In God Mark Batterson

Science fiction speaks to some of our deepest dreams and longings. It captures our imagination. And that’s why we love fiction. The old adage: truth is stranger than fiction is true. You read the Gospels and what you’ll discover is that "truth is stranger than fiction." Jesus did things that movie ...more

Unmasking Deceived Leadership Craig Groeschel

We all can become deceived both in our personal lives, our relationships, and our ministries. Here are some significant questions and observations that will allow you to evaluate your leadership and the leadership of others. •            How many of you have a significant problem with ...more

If I'm Not Happy, Am I Sinning? Randy Alcorn

Many Christians ask me, “Am I sinning if I’m not happy as a Christian?” In answering this question, I’m assuming two things of readers: Happiness and joy are synonyms, and how Scripture uses a number of related words to express gladness in God.You understand the importance of walking in God’s ...more

How to Crave God's Word John MacArthur

Do you crave God's Word? Why or why not? Dr. John MacArthur writes: "Babies crave milk, and only milk. Parents care about the color of the blanket, the pattern of the curtains, the decorations in and around the crib, and the way the child is dressed. The baby doesn’t care about any of that. Babies ...more

How to Survive Church as a Single Jon Acuff

Jon Acuff writes a hilarious (but truthful) assessment about how churches treat singles: Single adults, I have failed you. Although I’ve written a handful of ideas about being single at church, I’ve never really done that topic justice. So today, I created a list of all the different stereotypes ...more

Faithfulness and Meekness Tim Keller

In the list of spiritual fruit in Galatians 5:22-23 “faithfulness” and “meekness” are listed next to each other. Faithfulness has to do with the keeping of promises, and the courageous declaration of truth. The Greek word prautas, which is translated “meekness” or “gentleness” in Galatians 5:23 ...more

40 Ways to Determine If You Have Lost Your "First Love" Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

How do you know if your "first love" for Jesus is fading? Here are a few significant indicators that your love for Jesus may be waning, and an encouragement to fuel the fire of your love for Him.  You can go hours or days without having more than a passing thought of Him.You don’t have a strong ...more

You Aren't Speaking to a Christian Culture Tom Terry

Every few days my youngest daughter, Whitney comes to me with a series of written questions about the Bible. We review the passages together, discuss her understanding of the issues being presented, and then I share with her my interpretation of the events in the narrative. Something that takes ...more