By Stephen Nichols, adapted from Welcome to the Story: Reading, Living, and Loving God’s Word ($4.99 this month only). (more…)
First Corinthians 15:19 says, “If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied.”
Because of Christ’s resurrection, we know the opposite is true. As 1 Corinthians continues, “But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.” [Read more…]
March 17 is the day set aside to remember St. Patrick, but there’s more to his story than legends of driving snakes into the sea or using shamrocks to teach about the Trinity.
Here are 7 historical facts about St. Patrick and how his life impacted the spread of Christianity in Ireland. [Read more…]
The world can be a scary place. From wars to epidemics to natural disasters, we often have good reasons to be afraid. But Scripture reminds us that we have even better reasons to trust God. These 14 Bible verses about fear help us remember that God is with us, no matter what. [Read more…]
Lemuel Haynes was a patriot in the American Revolutionary War but also the first African American man to be ordained as a minister. May We Meet in the Heavenly World: The Piety of Lemuel Haynes includes both a biographical essay and selections from Lemuel Haynes’ writings, revealing an Edwardsian sense of spirituality that constantly lived in view of eternity.
Well acquainted with difficulties, suffering, and death, Haynes’ ministry was infused with unfailing hope, as we see in the following excerpt. [Read more…]
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By Ryan J. Pemberton
“Is this something we do?” I remember asking when I first heard the word “Lent.”
Even though my father is Catholic, I grew up in a Protestant house where Lent, Ash Wednesday, and fasting were as exotic as Rome, the pope, and crucifixes. It wasn’t until my sophomore year of college that I saw Christians with crosses of ash smeared on their foreheads and heard of friends giving up coffee or chocolate for a season. [Read more…]
Did you know today is Random Acts of Kindness Day? Sure, it’s one of those made-up holidays, but unlike National Doughnut Day (June 5) or International Dog Day (August 26), this one can get us thinking.
As Christians, shouldn’t every day be Random Acts of Kindness Day? What would happen if we poured more focus into putting love into action? [Read more…]
Today is Valentine’s Day, a day on the greeting card calendar for celebrating romantic (or what the Greeks called eros) love. We’d like to twist this day a bit (though there’s nothing wrong with hearts, flowers, and chocolate) and turn our eyes heavenward to the One who offers a different, perfect kind of love. [Read more…]
Earlier this week, Faithlife asked this on our social media channels: “If you had 30 seconds to share something during a Super Bowl commercial slot, what would you share?” [Read more…]