Resources on Christian Living

The holiday season, for all of its glories, also has its inherent struggles, from family dysfunction to travel stresses and egregious caloric consumption. I was confronted with a new one this year. It began when the stream of emails entering... Continue...

Enjoying God can seem like such a lofty, unattainable idea. Because God is not a tangible being, we can tend toward focusing more on study, prayer, theology and head knowledge. Those are things that we can understand and measure to... Continue...

Can one day really make that big of a difference? The calendar turns 365 times every year, but there’s something special when the last day of the year gives way to January 1. The New Year promises a fresh start.... Continue...

I remember being at my grandmother’s house when I was eight or nine years old. I was sitting on a bar stool next to my grandfather and eating breakfast—our morning routine after I stayed the night. My grandmother typically went... Continue...

There is something really wonderful about the word, advent. We know this word from other contexts besides religion. We say things like, “Since the advent of the automobile…” Or “Since the advent of the modern era…” Advent signals something new is... Continue...

The Christmas season is filled with many traditions: lights, trees, gifts, snow—if you’re lucky—and songs, loads of songs. You could probably come up with five Christmas-themed songs off the top of your head. “Have a Holy Jolly Christmas”, “Jingle Bells”,... Continue...

Watching is a big part of the Christmas season. We watch plays, movies and musicals. We watch parades. We look at light shows. We are awed by the beauty and décor of Christmas. But the good news of Christmas is... Continue...

One of the best parts of the Christmas season is getting to give gifts. Here at the ERLC, we are huge fans of books. So, we thought a great way to combine these two things was to compile a list... Continue...

Churches experience seasons of growth and decline. Some close, while others emerge. The church is a global movement in rural villages, white-collar suburbs and urban centers. People from diverse language and ethnic groups gather at least weekly in every occupied... Continue...