Practical Application

Engaging Muslims with Wisdom and Love

The Lord calls Christians to relate wisely and virtuously with all people. This includes how followers of Jesus engage Muslims. Acts of terrorism done in the name of Islam, against both Muslims and non-Muslims, can tempt us to respond in ways that are neither wise nor virtuous. If people have never had Muslim friends,... -Read More


Tips for Everyday Evangelism

The idea of stepping out in faith to engage in one-on-one personal evangelism can be daunting. Often we are afraid of rejection, worried about achieving results, or we don’t want to feel as if we are imposing our beliefs on others. But if what we believe is true, we have the light and the... -Read More


Getting Back to Fulfilling Your Dream

“We were returning from a cross-country hike to our camp at Red Can Lake. The acres of glaciated granite all looked the same to me but I wasn’t worried. Walt knew the way. All I had to do was stick close. Then Walt surprised me. ‘Want to lead for a while?’ he offered. ‘I... -Read More


Is Celibacy Relevant Today

When returning to Christ 5 years ago after an extended period of wandering in the wilderness, I found it hard to believe that modern Christians were embracing a standard of celibacy. For the young adults taking the purity pledge, this seemed like a good idea — but for people my age? At the time... -Read More


Does Science Disprove God?

A Pew Research Poll released last week reports that fifty-nine percent of Americans see science and religion in conflict. But they also found that, “highly religious Americans are less likely than others to see conflict between faith and science.” I’m not a scientist, and I don’t play one on TV. But it’s amazing to... -Read More


The Question of Easter

Why do you look for the risen among the dead? He is not here, but has risen” (Luke 24:5, NIV).   The question Our lives are full of questions. Some of these can define who we are. From “Will you take this woman?” to “Are you aware of how fast you were going, sir?”... -Read More


Just As He Said

Tommy Boland Good News   We celebrate Easter at the end of this month, the day a dead man named Jesus got up and walked out of the grave. Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ was crucified, dead and buried, to pay the penalty for the sins of all those who would put their... -Read More


Going Up to Jerusalem

The city of Jerusalem is the highlight of any pilgrimage to the Holy Land. It is not just a city that has some 4,000 years of history, making it one of the oldest cities on earth, but it is mentioned 806 times in the Bible with names as beautiful as “City of God,” “Joyful... -Read More


Jim Daly Encourages Pastors to Love Their Enemies

Speaking to a gathering of pastors and ministry leaders in Fort Lauderdale last month, Jim Daly, president and CEO of Focus on the Family, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping families thrive, said he is concerned when he looks at the culture wars that are so pervasive in our country. “Does anyone here know... -Read More


Pastors on Peace

On the first Christmas, angels appeared to the shepherds and announced…. “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” (Luke 2:14) Yet today’s world seems far from peaceful. This Christmas, how is this message of peace relevant to a world that seems to be in chaos? We asked several... -Read More