Since God has called us, we live for a cause greater than ourselves, and our lives continue to make an impact long after we’re gone.
You may be wondering which Mary this article is focusing on. You have probably noticed that there are many Marys in the New Testament. At the cross, we are told that “many women” followed Jesus (Matthew 27:55), but of those named, Mary is the most common. John indicates the popularity of the name when his […]Read More
I look back over a year of roadblocks, missteps, failures, and frustrations. I look ahead to a future shrouded in fear and uncertainty. And all I want to do is sit down in the middle and cry. Yet a nebulous sense of guilt keeps me from taking the rest I crave. The state of the […]Read More
In 1959, my family moved thirty miles across Los Angeles. We brought our two cats with us — Cheeses and Crackers. After a few days in our new home, Cheeses disappeared and never returned. But Crackers seemed content with her new surroundings and stayed with us for the next ten years until she passed away […]Read More
This collective jolt back to reality only happens when a nation finds itself at “Ground Zero,” and we need Ground Zero perspectives again.
In 1972, Harold (not his real name) received his draft card welcoming him to the Vietnam War. Our family had been dreading this day for several years, as Harold had issues with war and refused to participate in it. Besides this, young Harold is the Forest Gump of our family, and as such, he is […]
“Unclean, unclean!” Lepers had to scream when they saw someone healthy coming near to them. The best way against leprosy in Jesus’ day was to isolate them from society and let them die alone, far from their families. Lepers did not receive health care or spiritual care, since the priests couldn’t go near them. Nor […]
How should we view 1 John 3:17, 18 and try to obey it? “But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him? My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in […]
Do Christians lose salvation when they sin? We do not lose our salvation by sinning. If we did, none of us could remain saved very long. More than a few scriptures affirm the reality of sin’s presence in us all — all our earthly lives (1 Kings 8:46; Psalm 53:3; Isaiah 64:6; Romans 3:23). The […]
Zondervan, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, has released the NRSV C .S. Lewis Bible. Originally published in 2010, this much beloved Bible has been re-typeset in Zondervan’s exclusive NRSV Comfort Print® typeface. The NRSV C. S. Lewis Bible features readings composed of selections from author C. S. Lewis’s celebrated spiritual classics, including Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Great […]
Truth is eroding at breakneck speeds these days. Can we find hope as we try to navigate this escalating cultural battle of worldviews? Get ready for Nothing But the Truth, a timely, full-length documentary sharing important and practical insights from some of today’s best-known Christian thinkers, including Lee Strobel, Dr. Tony Evans, Pastor Adrian Rogers, Mike […]