People become disciples of Jesus in a variety of ways. Our approach should be to do all that we can in gospel proclamation, personal invitation, and prayer for direct intervention. By all means win some!
“Hail, Caesar!” is one of those diversions the Coen brothers turn out in between masterworks and duds. It’s a typically sly, off-center comedy, once again set against the machinery of the motion-picture business. And, as usual with the Coens, it has more going on than there might seem, including in its wrangling over God and ideology, art and entertainment.
It’s common for Christians to say they’ve read the Bible their whole lives. But many don’t completely understand what large portions of the Scriptures mean. Without help, it can be easy to miss out on what the Bible is really saying.
How does one fall into the the troublesome ditches of doubt? Sometimes it happens as a result of open and rebellious sin and guilt that follows. At other times it comes as a surprise, much like a sudden automobile accident. Perhaps it’s the result of dwelling on past sins. Below are several things to consider when you find yourself in the deep ditch of doubt.
We sat down with Daniel Darling, Vice President of Communications for the ERLC and author of books like The Original Jesus, and asked him, "What is the one thing you think the future generation of pastors ought to know?"
I feel like I’m walking on metaphorical eggshells with this blogpost. My challenge is that I am asked about this issue almost as much as any other. The question typically comes from a pastor or other church leader, but it could come from a leader of another Christian organization. Should we as Christians fire other Christians who work in our organization?
Artist Brian Kesinger from Walt Disney animation studios drew “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in the style of Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson and it was just perfect. The artwork cannot be sold anywhere unfortunately due to copyright so they will have to live on the Internet and social media for now.
As Brenna and I have been facing big decisions over the last few months, it’s been neat to see that way God has transformed our marriage from its fledgling stages to something a little more beautiful. It’s also got me thinking about the whole complementarian/egalitarian debate, and how my views over the years – though still complementarian – have shifted from a kind of misogynistic immaturity to what Brenna and I both perceive to be a more Christ-like model.
This is not a new revelation but most of us are not good at prayer. Now I stress strongly that I’m speaking as one failure to another. Nevertheless, in the light of this real concern about our prayerlessness, I hope this article will be a refreshment and a tonic – maybe even a kick-start! – for our prayer lives.
Sally Lloyd-Jones is not just any children’s author. Like C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia, her writing is beloved by children and adults alike, with her bestselling Jesus Storybook Bible selling over 2 million copies to date and ranking as the most popular children’s Bible on Amazon.