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Lance, Lies, and A Look In The Mirror - #6820
We may think lying is no big deal. It is to God, and we're going to answer to Him some day. On the Bible list of "six things the Lord hates," lying is the only one that appears twice in Proverbs 6:16-19. And in our word today from the Word of God in Psalm 101:7, He bluntly declares that "no one who practices deceit will dwell in My house." God is a God of truth. Lying sets God against me. Dishonesty is a very big deal.
Spiritual questions in Life of Pi film - free resources to use
Culturewatch ministry Damaris provides great resources that use the movie as a starting point for spiritual questions.
Sci-fi and fantasy stories can communicate spiritual truths
The Mars Curiosity landing, and our farewell salutes to Neil Armstrong, bring to mind several sci-fi/fantasy books and short stories based on Moon or Mars landings. These have a spiritual dimension that offers conversation-starting and thought-provoking questions.
Jeffrey Overstreet explains the significance of storytelling
It probably needs a storyteller to explain the significance of story. And when that storyteller is Jeffrey Overstreet, it will be good.
War Horse - a moving Spielberg film with many redemptive themes
Spielberg's latest movie is getting rave reviews. And rightly so. The popular children's book by Michael Morpurgo has been faithfully adapted: read story of the film and its making. And there are many redemptive echoes embedded in it. Here are a few...
A Safe Place to Unload - #6496
Who needs the barber, or the beautician, or the bartender to confess to? We've got a Savior, and He knows you, and He feels with you, and He's walked your trail. He alone is the safe place to unload the deepest secrets of your soul.
Give the Medicine Some Time - #6430
Don't try to make that loved one take a whole bottle of spiritual medicine all at once. Lovingly give a dose of truth, and then back off and let God grow it. Give the medicine some time.
Kristi's story - a student finding truth and meaning on the Internet
A student finding truth and meaning on the Internet.
Words matter in effective evangelism: moving 1.48 video clip
Words, images, and loving actions within unconditional relationships, are all means of sharing the good news. Words can kill, or bring life. Unimaginative words, chosen without an understanding of how they may resonate with hearers or readers, may sadly fail. Creative words can illuminate. Infiltrate barriers. Smuggle meaning to the heart. This moving video shows the principle.
True Woman: 10 Years . . . 10 Friends . . . 10 Books
You’ve been there, too, I know. You encounter disappointment, heartbreak, or hardship, and think, “God must not love me” or “I’m not worth anything” or “My circumstances will never change—this will go on forever!”