Tag Archives: faith
Ten Things That Are True About God Today
I recently wrote about the value of asking ourselves during challenging times the question “What is true about God right now?”
With all that’s going on in our nation these days, perhaps now would be a good time to reflect on that question in the context of current events.
Here are ten things that are true about God no matter what’s going on in the world around us.
#1: He’s Still in Control
Psalm 97:1: “The LORD reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof.
No matter the outcome of an election, God is still …
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Thriving In Your Faith Through College
An event for parents & teens. Do you want your kids to follow Jesus for a lifetime? Many fall away during the college years. Do you have a plan to help your teenager keep their faith? Does your teenager have a plan to continue to follow Jesus through their post-high school years? In this unique seminar, Dr. Rob Rienow will equip you and your student with biblical principles and practical approaches for strengthening your relationships with each other and with Jesus.
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The Decline in Religious Faith is Having a Role in Nation’s Drug Crisis
In the latest Gallup survey, only 46 percent of Americans think that religion can answer today’s problems, but the reality is that religion provides answers for one of today’s biggest problems—addiction. This finding should not be a surprise. With fewer Americans, particularly the young, affiliated with religion today, there is less experience with faith and its positive impacts.
Various research shows that youth who are spiritually active, participate in a faith community, and invest in a prayerful relationship with their God, are less likely to use or abuse drugs and alcohol. By contrast, teens who do not …
Getting Back to the Basics
I recently embarked on the adventure of teaching my boys (ages six and four) how to ride a bike without training wheels. After multiple sessions, our efforts paid off and both boys are doing very well at keeping their balance. (Now we just need to work on steering and braking!)
Our first couple of sessions felt a bit fruitless. We went out to a large empty parking lot. One of the boys would climb on the bike, I’d run alongside holding the handlebars, and occasionally let go for a moment. They usually couldn’t last more than a few seconds on …
Rejection of God Leads to Rejection of Science (and Common Sense)
The Hopeless Brothels of Bangladesh
Hashi, a 17-year-old girl who has been working as a prostitute since she was 10, offers a painful glimpse of Bangladeshi brothel life:
When I first took a customer, I didn’t realize what was going to happen. He raped me again and again. It was bleeding severely and I was crying. I didn’t have any idea what sex is. . . . I used to serve customers one after another during the whole day. I don’t know how many, but I guess I had to serve around 20–25 customers in a day. I found at least four to five customers
Prayer Precedes Revival: A Call to Prayer
Christians in the Public Square
When interviewed on The View regarding the recent Orlando shootings, ABC correspondent Sara Haines repeated a sentiment common to liberal political pundits.
“Right now politicians, especially those that make law in the name of their faith need to step back for a second and say I respect you for your belief. Let’s remember that unless you keep that at home in your family where you can impress that on people, our politics need to remain without religion.” [i]
Does she have a point? Must Christians confine their religion to church buildings and homes? Of course not! In our country our …
Ex-Fire Chief Who Claims He Was Terminated Over His Biblical Views on Homosexuality Sues — and Delivers a Message About ‘Freedom’
Remembering September 11, 2001
Over the course of more than two hundred years of United States history, there are moments that are indelibly etched in the collective memory of our nation. September 11, 2001 marks one of those moments that is vividly and painfully seared in the consciousness of not just Americans but people around the world as well.
High school and college students, stay-at-home moms, working men and women, seniors and retirees-everyone has a story to tell about when they heard, or worse, saw the news reports of the first 767 jet crashing into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in …