Practical Application

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

Watch Out For The Grinch

“How The Grinch Stole Christmas” is an annual Christmas program popular with children and even some adults. Have you ever wondered why? Christmas stories and the spirit of Christmas bring hope to earth for a short season. Hope that perhaps peace on earth and good will towards men is a real possibility. For a... -Read More

Authenticity – When Image Matches Reality

Every public figure has an image. On a regular basis there is a news story about some public figure where the image is found to not match the reality. No profession is immune to this disappointing and disillusioning event, be it politician, pastor, business person, teacher or whoever. It has been said, “You impress... -Read More

Best Rest

  In a world where tired is the best word to describe our condition, we need to look to the Scriptures for insight into tapping into God’s inexhaustible grace for an exhausted world. “I wait quietly before God, for my victory comes from him” (Psalm 62:1). “Let all that I am wait quietly before... -Read More