Parents: Helps to Understand Social Networking and Internet Addiction Luke Gilkerson

The social networking phenomenon is accelerating at record speeds and isn’t likely to slow down any time soon. The Pew Research Center states the following statistics for 2018: "Some 95% of teens now say they have or have access to a smartphone, which represents a 22-percentage-point increase from ...more

Satan's Deception in the End Times: Are You Immune? Neil Anderson

There are many divergent views about the second coming of Christ, but most agree that in the latter days there will be false prophets, false teachers, and false Messiahs. Jesus said, “For false christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect – ...more

What We Need to Know About Depression When Suicide Occurs Dan McGee

Some of the questions certain to be raised when the death of a Christian appears to be self-inflected are whether or not it constitutes a sin and what are the consequences in this world and the next. I will leave this dialogue to the theologians with one word of caution: Anyone who claims to ...more

How to Pray for Elections Dave Butts

It is imperative that we pray faithfully for the upcoming elections, yet our hope and trust is not in the results of elections! That may sound like a strange introduction to an election prayer guide. But the reality is that the spiritual and moral issues facing this nation will not be resolved ...more

David and Abigail: When to Pick a Fight Adrianne Schwanke

One of my wedding gifts (10 years or so ago) looked like a super cool ashtray. When I opened it, I remember twisting my head to the side and wondering what we would do with an ashtray. We could take up smoking or exchange it. Next day, I located the store on the gift box and asked the store clerk ...more

How Do You Know If You Are Angry? Ted Roberts

ANGER TEST Please take some time to evaluate your reactions and responses for situations that may result in anger. Is each statement true or false for you? Circle your answers. T F 1.  I concern myself with others’ opinions of me more than I would like to admit. T F 2.  It is not unusual for me ...more

How Do We Express True Compassion? John MacArthur

God’s love to all humanity is a love of compassion. To say it another way, it is a love of pity. It is a broken-hearted love. He is “good, and ready to forgive, and abundant in lovingkindness to all who call upon [Him]” (Psalm 86:5). “To the Lord our God belong compassion and forgiveness, for we ...more

Healthy Arguing Paul Meier

I remember one couple, Bob and Mary, in their early 50’s, who came to see me for a psychiatric evaluation. They were both very polite and somewhat mechanical in their speech and mannerisms. He was a successful accountant and she was a surgical nurse. They had been married for 30 years and had no ...more

Why There is Hope for the Next Generation! Tom Terry

Last year while attending Cru’s biennial staff conference I watched a presentation on what it takes to reach different generations, mainly millennials, with the Gospel of Jesus. Part of the presentation was sourced from a book titled, Real Life: A Christianity Worth Living Out” by James Choung.  ...more

Is It Okay To Be the "Fun" Parent? Russell Moore

A young teenage boy died in a hotel room after an overdose of drugs. The partiers around him didn’t even know he was in trouble until it was too late. Sadly, that story is all too common. This story is different, though, because the partiers weren’t peers or friends. They were his mother and ...more