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The Generous Soul

Why overcoming the Scrooge in all of us begins with gratitude. One of my not-so-winsome Christmas traditions involves complaining to family members about the relentlessness of The Christmas Carol. Every year it seems there is another spin-off or remake of Charles Dickens’s classic. Show More Summary

What Is Your Story? (Part 1) [Gospel Life Podcast]

Start each week with this encouragement to show and share the love of Jesus. What Is Your Story? (Part 1) Christina Walker, associate director of academic programs for the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College, talks about her father-in-law’s passion for planting churches and evangelism. Show More Summary

It’s Official: Evangelicals Appreciate Chick-fil-A the Most

The popular chain scores big for community impact among Christians, Southerners, and millennials. You could say Chick-fil-A is one of those fast-food restaurants with a cult following. But in this case, the closed-on-Sunday chicken sandwich...Show More Summary

The Jesusy Movement

Sure, all kinds of Christians love Jesus. But he’s especially central in evangelical piety. S ome years ago Francis Quinn, then Roman Catholic bishop of Sacramento, and I were talking about evangelicals who were converting to Catholicism. Show More Summary

Leadership Priorities: Five Thoughts on How We Can Lead Better

Leadership, at its most basic level, involves the leading of people. Being a leader is tiring. When I was pastoring in Buffalo in the early 90s, I was responsible for EVERYTHING. You name it, I did it: Make the bulletins. Check. Visit the hospitals and sick. Show More Summary

‘Justice League’ Unites Its Heroes to Save an Erratic, Uneven World

DC’s answer to the MCU wants to show that surrounding darkness can only strengthen heroic light. It only kind of succeeds. This article contains light spoilers for Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Justice League. DC’s superhero team-up film Justice League unites Batman, Wonder Woman, and new heroes onscreen. Show More Summary

Wednesday Link List

For me, compiling this list weekly is a window into the larger Christian community as a collective and the things Christian people struggle with as individuals. Even if no one else benefits I am the clear winner, though it takes a lot of work. Welcome to list #384. In theory, the goal is to get […]

Top 10 Misquoted Lines from C. S. Lewis

Our love of Lewis's words doesn't mean we always get them right. C. S. Lewis, described by some as the “patron saint of American evangelicals,” is a very quotable writer, and evangelical Christians love to invoke him in sermons, social media posts, and casual conversation. Show More Summary

Museum of the Bible – World’s Largest Museum Dedicated to the Bible Marks Grand Opening in US Capital

Museum of the Bible - World’s Largest Museum Dedicated to the Bible Marks Grand Opening in US Capital. One day before Museum of the Bible opens to the public, a diverse group of faith and secular leaders from around the world gathered...Show More Summary

“Who Is Jesus Christ in Your Life?”

I knew Ron well enough to say hello, but nothing more. At 92 — twice my age — he was one of the older seniors in the seniors group, but he still drove his own car, seemed to have a youthful outlook, and raised his hands with exuberance during a worship time comprised of another […]

What Does the Lord Require of You?

Micah’s most beloved verse is more than a spiritual to-do list. I n the early 1960s, political writer Hannah Arendt attended the trials of Adolf Eichmann, the German officer who had orchestrated much of the Holocaust. She expected to find a monster. Show More Summary

Community Arts, Visual Artistry, and the Christian Faith

Leah Samuelson is Associate Lecturer of Art at Wheaton College. Community Arts, Visual Artistry, and the Christian Faith In this episode of Theology for Life, Lynn and Ed talk with Leah Samuelson about community art—what it means and how it benefits the community and those participating. Show More Summary

The Dead White Man Who Could Fix Our Race Problem: Oswald Chambers

As a black woman wrestling with racism in America, I lean on a Scottish theologian’s four key insights. Oswald Chambers didn’t know Lecrae and John Piper. Or your church leader or mine. He didn’t know about tensions today between white evangelicals and black evangelicals. Show More Summary

One-on-One with Elmer Towns on His New Paraphrase “The Bible by Jesus”

An extended sermon in the words of the Savior Elmer Towns has a new book that will raise some questions and spark some discussion. He spoke with The Exchange about “The Bible by Jesus” recently and this is what he had to say. The Exchange:...Show More Summary

15 Facts about the Apostle Paul & Brief About His Conversion

15 Facts about the Apostle Paul & Brief About His Conversion - I share with you 10 facts about the Apostle Paul from the Bible, a well-known name in the New Testament. The post 15 Facts about the Apostle Paul & Brief About His Conversion appeared first on Courageous Christian Father. Show More Summary

Plaid Friday

Plaid Friday is an effort to encourage holiday shoppers to shop local on the day after Thanksgiving, a day that many know as “Black Friday.” Conceptualized in Oakland, CA, Plaid Friday has spread beyond northern California to cities across the United States. Show More Summary

Why was Jesus so effective at reaching messy people? [Gospel Life Podcast]

Start each week with this encouragement to show and share the love of Jesus. Why was Jesus so effective at reaching messy people? Daniel Yang, Director of the Send Institute at the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College, pulls from Luke 15:1-2 to talk about God’s love for lost people. Show More Summary

10 Job’s that Gets Your Steps In

10 Job's that Gets Your Steps In - Here is a list of jobs that has a lot of walking and you are likely to get your steps in. #Walking #Steps #Fitbit The post 10 Job’s that Gets Your Steps In appeared first on Courageous Christian Father. Read the full article at 10 Job’s that Gets Your Steps In ©2004-2017 by Steve Patterson of Courageous Christian Father.

The Many Faces of Martin Luther

Herman Selderhuis’s biography proves that just about every adjective, good or bad, can apply to the great reformer. B rilliant, tormented, passionate, scatological, superstitious, devious, loyal, bitter—pick an adjective, good or bad, and it invariably applies to the German reformer Martin Luther at one time or another in his turbulent life. Show More Summary

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