As I drove my sister to the airport after her Thanksgiving visit, she shared that she was reading a book on the spiritual gifts. One of the blocks to exercising our gifts, the author noted, is "gift envy."
Once again, our tragedy-weary ears were subjected to unexpected and tragic news. Actor and humanitarian Paul Walker had been killed, alongside his friend, in a horrific and gut-wrenching auto accident.
Nick Vujicic of Life Without Limbs ministry premieres his first-ever Web series Monday that documents his travels to 24 countries where he shared with tens of thousands of people how his hope and faith in Jesus Christ helped him overcome a rare disorder that has left him without any arms or legs.
A church in Wisconsin has filed a motion against an atheist group suing the Internal Revenue Service over its alleged refusal to enforce a ban on church politicking.
Jay Parini, author of Jesus: The Human Face of God, a book released earlier this month that's part of the biographies known as the ICONS series, told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" hosts that his editor thought he was crazy for wanting to write about the life of Jesus.
We have just passed the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown Connecticut. As a result, more and more state legislatures are beginning to examine the real cause of such tragedies – and it's about time! The 2013 report from NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness) offers a glimmer of hope for those who are crying out for help – and for the first time, in a long time, America may be truly hearing those cries.
A majority of 18-to-24-year-olds now say they would recall Obama as president if they could. It is finally happening; young people who overwhelmingly supported Obama are now turning away from him in droves. The hope and change he promised never materialized, instead replaced with deteriorating conditions.
On October 24th, I began to write a new book entitled Authentic Fire: A Response to John MacArthur's Strange Fire. By God's grace, three weeks (and more than 400 pages) later, with contributions from Craig Keener and Sam Storms and others, the book was completed and is now available as an e-book.
As world leaders at the UN Climate Summit reached an agreement to tighten the shackles of oppressive global warming regulations late November, God laughed, and the moisture from his breath touched the earth, painting the place where the Christmas story began, the Holy Land, white with snow December 13. The same day, the Arab Spring region witnessed an Arab winter, when dusty desert streets were dusted with the first snowfall in 112 years. And last week, Australia's summer landscape became a winter wonderland.
Had Mary lived her life like so many other girls her age, she would have married a poor man, given birth to numerous poor children, never traveled more than a few miles from her home, and died like thousands of others before her. You see, Mary was a nobody living in Nazareth, a nothing town in the middle of nowhere.
More waiters from across the country – and at least one in Mexico – have received hefty tips of as much as $10,000 with the words "God bless!" scrawled across the receipt and the handle @tipsforjesus stamped next to the signature.
Rock Church in San Diego, Calif., drew more than 12,000 people for its annual Toys for Joy event over the weekend, even as hundreds of volunteers helped give away over 200,000 articles of clothing, 13,000 bags of groceries and 10,000 toys to those in need.
Evangelist Billy Graham remains weak, and there hasn't been a change in his health for better or worse since his 95th birthday last month, but he is "not in any immediate danger," according to a spokesman for Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
The White House has condemned the reported execution of Jang Song Thaek, an uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The executed official, once considered the second most powerful man and a "China man in Pyongyang," was accused of treason and drug abuse among other charges.
With Billy Graham's increasingly frail health being in the news lately, I was reminiscing about the only time I ever heard him preach at a rally.
The Arizona Cardinals will face off against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday afternoon, with Cardinals still harboring hopes of snatching a late playoff spot through the Wild Card slots.
The New Orleans Saints will play the St Louis Rams on Sunday as the Saints look to consolidate their position at the top of the NFC South division.
The Green Bay Packers will play the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday in one of five late afternoon games in Week 15 of the NFL 2013 regular season. Both teams still have playoff hopes, however, they also have both fallen back of late and will be desperate to gain the win here today.