There are times to be heartbroken. The coming to the big screen of ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ is definitely such a time. In this article, Wesley Strackbein not only sounds a wake-up cry against the deceptive perversity of the ‘Fifty Shades’ phenomenon, but he calls on Christians to eschew the empty lure of sexual sin, offering five points from Scripture on how to overcome it in the fear of the Lord.
We need to close out 2016 the right way. Regrettably, we tend to focus on what we don’t have, rather than on what we have. We’re prone to forget all the undeserved blessings God gives us day by day. This article looks at two stirring examples of Esther’s husband, King Ahasuerus, and Israel’s Prince Amnon, offering practical steps of how each family can count their blessings and rejoice!
Death. Betrayal. Sickness. Abuse. Persecution. Rejection. Financial setback. Delay of hopes realized—all of these trials are the lot of most Christians at some point. Yet how should God’s people view such suffering and respond to it? Drawing wisdom from of a man who lost six children to early death, this article offers sober insights as well as hopeful encouragement to Christians burdened by affliction.
With the sanctity of marriage under vicious attack and Chief Justice Moore removed from office in Alabama, it’s easy to grow discouraged. Yet real hope remains. While false notions of law and marriage have been destructive to our land, the living out of a god-centered marriage brings hope and transformation to a culture that no lawless tyrants can quell.
What's at stake in the battle for marriage and Chief Justice Moore in his trial before the Court of the Judiciary? This article gives the big picture, dispelling false misconceptions portrayed by the media. And it calls on the COJ to exonerate the Chief and uphold the rule of law.
How could David — a man after God’s own heart — fall prey to adultery and murder? How could his son Solomon — who received wisdom from God Himself — multiply wives and turn his heart from the Lord? This article surveys the powerful testimony of this father and son, offering six key lessons from their lives on why we must keep our hearts pure before God.
What do our girls aspire to be? Are they taking their cues from sturdy examples of biblical femininity? Or are they looking instead to pop divas who flaunt their way to stardom? The truth is this: Placing positive role models before our girls requires real work—yet no hassle is too great to preserve their hearts.
What are we to make of the horrible shooting in Orlando? While there are many layers to consider in this travesty, a key one which cannot be overlooked is how wickedness in a nation provokes God to anger.
The political convulsions that have struck our nation in recent days have been hard to swallow. There has been no shortage of drama as brash promises of making America great again have collided with heady boasts of challenging the Washington cartel. Amidst the disappointment, we must heed God’s rebuke and repent.
God expects believers to live nobly in view of our high calling in Christ. Yet where do we find good examples of this in history? One of the most striking role models of noble sacrifice in the annals of the church is Admiral Gaspard de Coligny of France, whose inspiring story is well worth remembering.