The famous evangelist died on Wednesday at the age of 99.
Perhaps Jesus did not want them to tell others about him because he wanted them to be more than information sharers--he wanted
While I love going to the movies, I find myself even more interested in hearing people share their stories of where they have found heaven in this life -- especially in the midst of powerful struggles. Increasingly, I'm even feeling comfortable sharing my own. How about you?
Dear Christians, do know that just because you think you're right doesn't mean that everyone else is wrong. Though I no longer consider myself a Christian, I'm still keeping a space for God in my heart. I didn't lose my religion. Instead, I'm creating my own.
The new statement is not a call to abolish the death penalty altogether but it flags both social and theological concerns and affirms the growing movement of evangelicals who are against the death penalty.
Is it too much to expect Republican presidential candidates to speak about their faith in the same optimistic way -- or at least temper their scare claims with some sense of proportion? No, it's not. After all, they tell us over and over how seriously they take their Christianity.
Part of that comes from the scandals the media love to feed on like a carcass any time one emerges. But another is because we leave so many with a bitter taste in their mouths with our recruitment (read: evangelism) techniques.
The great tragedy in life today is we accept the wrong invitations in life and therefore we miss the banquet that has been prepared for us. We miss the eternal banquet that gives us life in Jesus Christ and we settle, we settle for the lesser things in this life, the things that are fleeting rather than the eternal.
When the young families arrive with their kids, let them teach you about what will keep their kids engaged.