Resources on Christian Living

It’s that time of year when I'm asked by parents and grandparents in our local church how to handle Halloween. Over the last 20 to 30 years, I've seen a change in the way the Christian community answers that question. When... Continue...

Kings and queens. Castles and crowns. Monarchs and majesties. A journey through the United Kingdom’s storied history is one rich in royal blood. To travel her winding roads by book is insightful. Yet to trod those well-worn paths in bodily... Continue...

Do you ever wonder why the love of movies and stories and television seems innate? Stories can affect our souls in profound ways. At the 2016 National Conference, Mike Cosper addresses this in his talk, “The Stories We Tell: How... Continue...

These are hard, painful days on many fronts. I don’t need to walk you through photos of refugee children washing up on shore or African-Americans being shot by police. We’ve all seen them. And most of you reading this article... Continue...

At the church I pastor, each new member must meet with a pastor personally and share his or her story of becoming a Christian.  We often call this narrative a “personal testimony.”  Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of... Continue...

I have always been somewhat amused but also troubled every time an athlete quotes Philippians 4:13 right after he or she scores the game-winning touchdown, hits a game-winning home run, nails game-winning free throws, or kicks the game-winning goal: “I... Continue...

This year, I had the opportunity to attend the 2016 ERLC National Conference, which was focused on the timely and relevant topic of Christian cultural engagement. It proved to be informative and influential in my thinking. As a young 18-year-old... Continue...

This has been one of the most tumultuous years in recent decades. America is riven by racial unrest, violence and terrorism. We’re in the midst of a distressing presidential election marked by division, even among Christians. Key institutions in public... Continue...

I remember hearing about the idea of an “accountability partner” for the first time when I became a Christian in my teens. In its best form, this is the person who makes sure you’re following the example of Christ. He... Continue...

The fairy tale of yore leapt off the storybook’s page and onto history’s stage. It was a “Cinderella wedding.” The dark-haired prince would, at last, wed his bride-to-be, no longer titled lady only, but also a princess. Thousands gathered and... Continue...