Tag: Religion

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The Marks of a Mature Christian Believer

Paul describes immature Christians as babies who are still in need of spiritual milk (1 Cor. 3:1-3). Mature Christians eat solid food and “by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.”  (Heb. 5:14)  They consistently use sound judgment in their daily lives. A mature Christian recognizes they will never reach absolute, sinless perfection on earth, …

A Prayer for Mission Minded Christians

Our love for Christ is often reflected in the concern we have for other people. A person’s physical well-being is important, but an even greater concern ought to be for their spiritual well-being. Jesus expresses this same concern in the parable of the lost sheep. Jesus gives an example of the length he will go to …

Self-Command and Self-Denial: The Moral Compass of George Washington

When we think of George Washington we  picture a frozen-faced portrait seen on paintings and depicted in statues. We tend to view him as one being larger than life — even faultless. In  “Washington’s War,” an article written by Marvin Olasky, he makes the point that what is most impressive about Washington was his ability to …

Are Christians Too UnChristian?

Many surveys have reported how young people place a high degree of importance on walking the talk. They look for value in the life being lived more than the words being expressed. The Barna Group has comes out with reports from surveys that convey startling beliefs and actions among Christians in American today. In a book, “UnChristian” …

The Apostle Paul and Olympic Glory

During the U.S. Olympic Trials for track and field, hundreds of athletes converge in a variety of disciplines hoping to punch their ticket to glory by making the U.S. Olympic team. Hours of hard work, days of dreaming and visualizing, weeks of intense discipline for this one opportunity. The Apostle Paul paints a similar pattern of hard …

Defining A Man’s Pursuit for Greatness

Jesus told the disciples, “Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all.”  (Mark 10:43-44) When we consider great men throughout history, we tend to think of them as talented over-achievers who accomplished great things. Is being considered “great” a common desire among all …

A mission-minded prayer to use my circumstances for His glory

Difficult, even tragic events will come into our lives causing us to question their purpose. A young man bold in his witness of the resurrected Christ was silenced forever by the stone-throwing religious zealots. This tragedy shook the young Christian church, but God used this event for a greater purpose. The death of Stephen launched the first …

Pew Research finds Americans have pluralistic view on religion

In a poll released on Monday, Jun 23, 2008 the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life released some startling statistcs on religios life and beliefs in America.  What they found is that many (70% or more) of self-professing Christians have no idea what the Holy Bible teaches to be true. For instance, 49% of mainline …