The Reformation And The Men Behind It

Under the guiding hand of God, the world scene had been uniquely prepared for the Reformation

“What factors led to the Protestant Reformation? Where was the Reformation born? How did this powerful movement come about? Where did it spread? Who were the key leaders who stoked its flames? What biblical truths were unleashed on the world at this time? To begin to answer these questions, we must focus in on those... Continue Reading

Paul McCartney, Jesus, And The End of All Things

While singing along at the top of my lungs, I was gripped by a dense embrace of my mortality

“Days are coming when there will be a McCartney-less world, a Tom Cannon-less world and a you-less world. That’s more than OK. Days are coming when there will be a new heaven and a new earth, where God makes all things new and Jesus will say, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the... Continue Reading

10 Reasons I Quit Competitive Parenting

Resigning from the sport of competitive parenting

So there you have it: just ten of the reasons why I feel like I’m losing at this sport of competitive parenting. So I’m done. I quit. I’m exhausted and just can’t do it anymore….To the rest of you parents who are as tired of the rat race as I am, won’t you join me... Continue Reading

Patrick Henry College President Steps Down

Leadership change comes as school pushes for growth

The school’s provost, Gene Edward Veith, will step into the role of interim president while the college looks for another leader. By email, Walker told me his departure was amicable, although he declined to describe the issue of disagreement. “The Board and I have the same vision for PHC’s mission and character. But Christians can... Continue Reading

The 9 Most Overlooked Threats to a Marriage

Surveys of couples have rated marital communication as the number one problem in marriage. It’s not…

It’s a lifetime that forms us into people who are becoming ever more loving versions of ourselves, who can bear the weight of loneliness, who have released the weight of shame, who have traded in walls for bridges, who have embraced the mess of being alive, who risk empathy and forgive disappointments, who love everyone... Continue Reading

Why Brittany Maynard’s Choice To Die Is Not Personal Or Private

Brittany is missing a critical factor in her formula for death: God

Life is the most irreplaceable and fundamental condition of the human experience, and I implore Brittany and others considering her example to take a long, hard look at the consequences of a decision that is so fatal, and worst of all, so final.   (RNS) It has been heartbreaking these last few days to hear the... Continue Reading

The Deadly Deception of Sexual Atheism in the Church

In a recent study Christian singles, 18 to 59, were asked, "Would you have sex before marriage?" The response? Sixty-three percent of the single Christian said yes.

It is equally honest to say that nearly nine out of 10 self-proclaimed single Christians are, in practice, sexual atheists. In other words, God has nothing to say to them on that subject of any consequence or, at least, anything meaningful enough to dissuade them from following their own course of conduct. It is the ultimate oxymoron.  ... Continue Reading

Seven Things I’ve Learned from Joyous Pastors’ Wives

Lessons from pastors’ wives who have found great joy and meaning in their lives

They don’t let others dictate their roles inside or outside the church. They feel the freedom to “be themselves,” and not to be shaped into unreasonable images by church members. They pray regularly for their churches and church members. Prayer is pervasively powerful. And our prayers for others shape our attitudes toward them. Such was the reason... Continue Reading

Sandy Hook Commission Calls for Homeschool Oversight

A Connecticut government task force wants to give special educators with public schools the power to veto homeschooling parents’ education plans

Under the proposed recommendations, parents of homeschooled children with behavioral and emotional problems would have to submit individualized education plans to the special education director of the local school district. They could lose the right to homeschool if those plans weren’t approved or if regular progress reports were deemed unsatisfactory.   (WNS)–A Connecticut government task... Continue Reading

Mark Driscoll Resigns from Mars Hill Church

Mark Driscoll announces his resignation from his Seattle church Wednesday (Oct. 15)

Driscoll hinted, though, that his continued presence would be a distraction. “Prior to and during this process there have been no charges of criminal activity, immorality or heresy, any of which could clearly be grounds for disqualification from pastoral ministry,” Driscoll wrote. “Other issues, such as aspects of my personality and leadership style, have proven... Continue Reading