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Detour: Life under construction

Detour: Life under construction

One thing we can count on is that life will have some detours. I don’t care how much you know or think you may ...

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Updated: may. 31, 2016 5:30 p.m.
Life isn't fair, but there's a big reason for hope

Life isn't fair, but there's a big reason for hope

When teenagers lament, "But that's not fair!" parents often retort, "Well, life isn't fair."
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Why don't more Americans ask faith leaders for advice?

Why don't more Americans ask faith leaders for advice?

Andrea Revethis left her six-hour marriage prep class on May 14 feeling grateful and excited. She hadn't necessarily planned on taking relationship advice from ... Read More
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5 ways to prepare for Jesus' return

5 ways to prepare for Jesus' return

Christians around the world have waited for the glorious return of Jesus Christ for millennia. The Bible says no man knows and not even the ... Read More
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A man braved four lanes of traffic to save the life of a stranger

A man braved four lanes of traffic to save the life of a stranger

Odis Banks was on his way to pay a bill when his day had a sudden turn of events. After waiting for five minutes in ... Read More
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What happens after you die will surprise you

What happens after you die will surprise you

Because we are living, breathing beings, we all will die one day. Death is a fact of life that even the smart and rich will ... Read More
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Transformational Christianity draws others to the light

Transformational Christianity draws others to the light

After Jesus Christ’s resurrection and ascension, the New Testament church was born with Spirit-filled believers who were being transformed.

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Updated: may. 28, 2016 5:30 p.m.
Memorial Day is also a call for action

Memorial Day is also a call for action

Our choir sings a song that I find so powerful. It is titled, "We Will Remember."

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Updated: may. 27, 2016 5:30 p.m.
Good memories will last longer than your lifetime

Good memories will last longer than your lifetime

God has blessed man with a great ability. It serves one most all his or her life. It is the memory.

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When you stop wanting to go to heaven

When you stop wanting to go to heaven

Heaven is the place where God dwells and where we can rest from all our cares after we die. Many of us long to go ... Read More
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11 Jewish congregations selected for "Scientists in Synagogues" initiative

11 Jewish congregations selected for "Scientists in Synagogues" initiative

Eleven synagogues from across the U.S. and Canada have been selected to take part in a new program aimed at better integrating scientific study ... Read More
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Sitting on this bench will change your perspective

Sitting on this bench will change your perspective

Children naturally look for ways to help others and a buddy bench is the perfect way for them to do some good for their peers.
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Where is God?

Where is God?

Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,

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Updated: may. 23, 2016 5:30 p.m.
11 people share how they talk about faith in public

11 people share how they talk about faith in public

Nearly 1 in 4 Christians avoid discussing their faith when they meet people who might disagree with them, according to a recent Pew Research Center ... Read More
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Will your name be called?

Will your name be called?

This past week, I went to a school’s Honor’s Day recognition program.

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Updated: may. 21, 2016 5:30 p.m.
Going to church could help people live longer

Going to church could help people live longer

Fitting a worship service into your weekly schedule could extend your life, according to a new study on church attendance and mortality published this week ... Read More
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How to make your life count

How to make your life count

Recently, I read "Why They Stay." The book discusses reasons that young people give for their continuing to be involved in church life.

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Updated: may. 20, 2016 5:30 p.m.
Give yourself over to God

Give yourself over to God

Loving God with all our being needs to be one’s feeling and desire toward God.

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Updated: may. 19, 2016 5:30 p.m.
Fulfilling a promise he made in the second grade had his grandparents in tears

Fulfilling a promise he made in the second grade had his grandparents in tears

Stefun Darts was an ambitious second-grader when he made the promise to pay off his grandparents’ mortgage so they would no longer have to work ... Read More
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What's lost when people stop talking about faith in public?

Kimmy Ertel-Waterman was shy growing up, but she embraced life as a Christian missionary in Romania, seeking out opportunities to share her faith with strangers ... Read More
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Listen to what a teen with autism said when he finally got a voice

Listen to what a teen with autism said when he finally got a voice

The world is a beautiful place with beautiful experiences to offer. Each person will experience life differently because of the unique set of weaknesses, trials ... Read More
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Supreme Court sends birth control mandate challenge back to lower courts

Supreme Court sends birth control mandate challenge back to lower courts

The government gets to provide contraceptive coverage to employees of religious nonprofits. Those religious objectors won't face heavy fines for refusing to provide coverage ... Read More
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5 simple ways to become more like Jesus

5 simple ways to become more like Jesus

"What would Jesus do?" This question has been asked for centuries. Mothers have used it on their children, preachers have used it in sermons and ... Read More
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Why what others think doesn’t matter

Why what others think doesn’t matter

If you are anything like me, when someone compliments you and praises your accomplishments, it puts a huge smile on your face and makes your ... Read More
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Faith leaders question how to address gun violence in churches

Faith leaders question how to address gun violence in churches

The Rev. Rob Schenck believes all life is sacred. He built his ministry and his reputation around anti-abortion activism, preaching from picket lines in front ... Read More
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Who is Jesus Christ to you?

Who is Jesus Christ to you?

In the gospels, Jesus Christ described himself in several ways by using the heading "I am."

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Updated: may. 14, 2016 5:30 p.m.
Are you living what you believe? Play this game to find out.

Are you living what you believe? Play this game to find out.

Hanging on the wall in our guest room is a framed message that simply says “Believe.” A friend gave it to me a few years ... Read More
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Mother's Day raises all hope

Mother's Day raises all hope

We celebrated Mother’s Day Sunday. It is always one of the largest attended Sundays in most churches.

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Updated: may. 13, 2016 5:30 p.m.
Christ doesn't just provide answers; he is the answer

Christ doesn't just provide answers; he is the answer

It seems that man today is always looking for someone to blame.

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Updated: may. 12, 2016 5:30 p.m.
How states respond to government officials who won't perform same-sex weddings

How states respond to government officials who won't perform same-sex weddings

After same-sex marriage was legalized in June 2015, state lawmakers across the country have had to decide what to do with government officials and employees ... Read More
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London elects first Muslim mayor as Europe struggles with Islamophobia

London elects first Muslim mayor as Europe struggles with Islamophobia

British Labour Party leader Sadiq Khan stressed housing and transportation in his campaign for mayor of London, but it was his religion that took center ... Read More
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One man’s journey with angels

One man’s journey with angels

Chris Ulmer spends his days in the company of angels. Not heavenly angels, but earth angels full of goodness and virtue. Ulmer is no ordinary ... Read More
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How will helping others help you?

How will helping others help you?

Did you know volunteering to help others may actually help you more than those you serve?
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Know someone who is struggling with his or her faith?

Know someone who is struggling with his or her faith?

The spiritual journey of C.S. Lewis can be encouraging for those who see loved ones struggle with the faith of their childhood, according to ... Read More
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Why college students and employers pursue internships as a path to future employment

Why college students and employers pursue internships as a path to future employment

As thousands of college seniors wrap up final exams this month and head out into the working world, the job picture looks relatively bright.
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