Dear Suicidal Friend, There Is Hope

Hope grows out of Christ-like character, which can only be produced in the fires of suffering; therefore, a believer should not seek escape from suffering.

Hope is confident expectation in God to be faithful to fulfill each and every one of His promises. Hope is in God. It is found in no other place. But what exactly does that mean? What mental ‘hooks of hope’ can we hang our thoughts upon? What truths must we continually feed to our idea-voracious... Continue Reading

Fleeing Persecution, Christian Converts Find Safe Houses In England

There are over 2.8 million Muslims in England and conversions are few; Christian Concern hopes British families will open their homes and hearts to ex-Muslims whose lives are at risk.

Christian Concern believes thousands of Muslims are anxious to convert and in need of housing so they can get back onto their feet after suffering verbal — and sometimes physical — attacks from families, friends and co-workers. “We are motivated by a deep sense of love and compassion for those that feel trapped in a situation... Continue Reading

Andrew Luck Is Revolutionizing Trash Talk

You probably don't expect Andrew Luck to be much of a trash talker; it depends on your definition of trash talk.

Luck’s father, Oliver, told Clark it’s just how they raised their son, to be polite. “My wife and I raised all four of our kids with appropriate values, with respect for other people and to be kind and generous and I guess that carried over to the football field.”   You probably don’t expect Andrew... Continue Reading

George Clooney, Angelina Jolie, You, and Me

We need to decide whether information that has been made public should really be considered public

“It is only a matter of time before something like this happens to someone you know. At some point you may well be faced with the opportunity to go rooting through another person’s emails after they have been hacked and made public. So let me ask: Will you read those emails? Will you read your... Continue Reading

Thabiti Anyabwile Is Wrong

Both the left and right are wont to baptize their social and political views with the Gospel

“Mr. Anyabwile and others think that in the providence of God the deaths of black men at the hands of police, particularly the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, and the stranglehold used on Eric Garner in New York City, have pressed upon American society and the Christian church the issue of racial justice.”... Continue Reading

300 Years After His Birth, Whitefield Has Staying Power With Evangelicals

George Whitefield, who was born in England 300 years ago on Dec. 16, 1714, is regarded as a catalyst for the First Great Awakening

“He was far more famous than Franklin when they first met,” said Kidd of the mutually beneficial relationship that lasted for decades. “Franklin kind of hitches his wagon to Whitefield’s star.” Across the Atlantic, the evangelist befriended members of the British aristocracy. “Whitefield had connections even within the royal family in Britain,” said Kidd.  ... Continue Reading

In His Own Words: Marcus Mariota

“Going ‘All In’ for God is glorifying Him with the abilities He’s given us and shining our light for Him.”- Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota

Prior to the 2014 college football season, FCA Magazine traveled to Eugene, Ore., to interview Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota about his faith, how it translates onto the field as he goes “All In” for Christ and his team, and what God has taught him during his time as a Duck.   FCA: How is... Continue Reading

Military Punishes Chaplain for Referring to the Bible in Suicide-Prevention Seminar

What upset the atheist group is that Lawhorn explained how he learned to conquer adversity by following the example of Israel’s warrior king, David

Crews also noted that no one at the training session filed a formal complaint. Instead, he said, one Ranger in attendance took a photo of a handout distributed by Lawhorn and posted it on the Facebook page of the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers. The group bills itself as a “national non-profit building community for atheists... Continue Reading

The Strange Oprahfication of Rob Bell

So much of Bell’s new life in California comes off as strange, from his casual rejection of church attendance to his remark that Oprah Winfrey, his new professional partner, has taught him “more about Jesus than anyone.”

“You don’t have to believe in Calvinism or substitutionary atonement to think that Christianity might say more than “God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life.” In fact, Bell seems to put forth a creed that would comport more comfortably with the voices inside the so-called “Prosperity Gospel” wing of Pentecostalism–which, of... Continue Reading

An Interview with G. I. Williamson

Williamson will soon turn 90 and has been ordained for over 60 years

As a young husband and father with one little child we decided to return to attending church on Sunday. In spite of the many weaknesses then in the U.P.C., God brought me to conversion. We can never fully understand all the factors that God uses, but what still stands out is the day that reading... Continue Reading

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