It is encouraging to see churches helping members become better educated about mental disorders and working to defuse the stigma of mental illness. Dealing with this issue requires high levels of sensitivity and respect. In today's world, mental illness is not a
Valentine's Day is set aside for people to show love to one another. The Bible reminds us that love is intended to be a good thing, even though many expressions of love in society miss the mark. As believers who want to be more like
Are explicitly Christian films essentially propaganda pieces, not artistic expressions? Or are Christian themes expressed most profoundly in more subtle ways -- perhaps by directors who aren't Christian?
Contemporary Christ-followers point to the magi, or wise men, when they consider the gifts brought to the infant Jesus, probably some months after the infant Messiah's birth. In the Gospel narratives, they appear to be the only gift-givers associated with the Nativity.
It hasn't been too many years ago that pastors, Bible study teachers and youth ministers challenged members to be "radical Christians." Those two words are hardly used together these days. But remember, Jesus once preached a radical sermon about relating to God and others. Even
Seventy American students traveled to London early this summer as part of International World Changers, an overseas student missions experience sponsored by the International Mission Board to spread the gospel in the city.