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Boring Church Services Changed My Life

While I fought to keep my eyes open, the gospel pressed deep into my heart. I’ve never really had a moment in my life—39 years—when I wasn’t going to church. My parents got engaged and married in the church. I was born into, raised in, and baptized in church. My parents, first-generation Christians, were devout church-goers. Show More Summary

Exposing the Truth about Honor and Shame

The Four Dimensions Christians Must Understand Shame is getting exposed, finally. Commentators now observe how Western culture, especially the millennial generation, is becoming more shame-prone. Consequently, more Westerners are seeking...Show More Summary

Fight Off the Flu

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Refugee Ban Forces World Relief to Lay Off 140 Staff

The evangelical resettlement agency announced it will close five locations. Three weeks after President Donald Trump issued an executive order temporarily stopping refugees from entering the country, a major evangelical refugee resettlement...Show More Summary

Camped Out on the Edge of Belief

I mentioned a few weeks ago that twice a year I am asked to write a devotion for our local newspaper. It presents a number of challenges, not the least of which is trying to keep it under 550 words. If I I’m writing for C201, I don’t include things that begin with illustrations; we […]

Eat, Pray, Lent: Here’s What Americans Actually Abstain From

Nearly 3 in 10 evangelical believers now observe the season before Easter. During the season of Lent, some Americans give up chocolate or alcohol. Others dump guilty pleasures like social media or binge-watching television. But mostShow More Summary

Theology for Life (Ep. 11): Crisis of Doubt/Perseverance in Faith

Dr. Timothy Larsen is the McManis Professor of Christian Thought at Wheaton College. In this episode, Ed and Lynn visit with Dr. Timothy Larsen to discuss Victorian England, doubt of significant leaders of that time, and the role of doubt for the Christian today. Show More Summary

Americans Warm Up to Every Religious Group Except Evangelicals

Pew finds fewer people personally know an evangelical anymore. Evangelicals are the only religious group in the United States that has not developed a better reputation over the past few years. And Americans have become less likely to...Show More Summary

In "Rectify", Gritty Realism Meets Its Match: Grace

The masterful four-season drama takes a surprisingly biblical view of human nature. In the wake of its fourth and final season, the Sundance Channel’s Rectify is still generating surprisingly little buzz. Despite being warmly embraced...Show More Summary

Top 10 Lies of the Devil

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The Making of the Wednesday Link List

A friend walked into my workplace and asked if I’d heard the one about the pastor who was caught having an affair and hid naked in the bushes. It was making the rounds in local and national newspapers. I told him that I actually had heard the story and it had been in the blog’s […]

State Victories Affirm the Family

Several states have passed laws that move the pendulum back toward a more family-friendly culture. Family Policy Alliance is proud to work with 40 state-based family groups who are working to protect life, promote the family and preserve religious freedom. Show More Summary

Family Values Under Trump | Family Policy Briefing

We’re 25 days into the Trump presidency. How have his choices and policies to date affected the family? Autumn Leva, policy director for Family Policy Alliance, runs down Trump’s cabinet nominees, executive orders and other actions that strengthen family values. The post Family Values Under Trump | Family Policy Briefing appeared first on Family Policy Alliance.

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