As believers, we know death doesn’t have the final victory. And while we have assurance in knowing Jesus conquered the grave, there are still so many questions about what happens to those who go before us. Like, for example, can loved ones look down on me from Heaven?… Click here to read more
The United Pentecostal Church International has always recognized the ministry of women, including ordination to the preaching and teaching ministry. Over the past several decades, the percentage of credentialed ministers who are women has declined, but in recent years there have been renewed efforts to affirm and encourage women in ministry.… Click here to read more
Many Christians would be surprised, and perhaps even disappointed, to learn that the song often cited as our favorite Christmas carol is not actually a Christmas carol at all. The famed hymn writer Isaac Watts published “Joy to the World” in 1719.… Click here to read more
Sometimes praying feels like throwing darts – with your eyes closed. You hurl some words heavenward and wonder if you’ve hit the bulls-eye of progress. You hope something sticks.
Lately, I’ve been thinking, I don’t want my words to just touch heaven, but I want them to move heaven’s power on my behalf.… Click here to read more
New Barbie dolls, released by Mattel, feature t-shirts that say “Love Wins,” the slogan used by many in the LGBT community to support their cause.
According to CNSNews.com, a picture of two Barbie dolls wearing the “Love Wins” t-shirts was posted to Instagram by the account official Barbie account, Barbie Style, along with the caption:
“Proud to wear this ‘Love Wins’ shirt with @songof style!… Click here to read more
We all cheered when YouTube Kids came out. Finally a safe place for kids to watch their favorite videos! Unfortunately, millions of disturbing YouTube Kids videos have been uploaded, bypassing filters meant to keep kids safe. (Keep reading to find our list of alternative parent-approved kid sites.)
It’s horrifying to realize that kids viewing these videos can be exposed to:
- Lewd acts and other sexually suggestive content
- Simulated extreme acts of violence
- Enactments of kidnapping from monsters or scary clowns
- Bloody scenes
- Kids injecting substances into buttocks (seriously!)
Preschool programming turns nightmarish
Singer Selena Gomez was recently a guest at the Hillsong Conference, where she took the stage and gave her testimony of how she came to faith.
She read a letter that explained her personal faith journey and reflected how Christ’s message became real to her.… Click here to read more
I remember one of the first youth retreats I attended as the featured speaker. The retreat center was located in Pennsylvania, and I lived in East Texas. Instead of flying, my wife and I drove the entire way. In the snow.… Click here to read more
My great-uncle was Cornelius van Til.
Uncle “Kees” (pronounced “Case”) was the Dutch-born Reformed Christian who originated presuppositional apologetics — the idea that what matters is whether your starting point is Christian belief. He taught it to evangelical thinker Francis Schaeffer when Schaeffer was his student at Westminster Seminary.… Click here to read more
President Trump on Wednesday formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, saying it’s time to “acknowledge the obvious” as he ordered the State Department to begin moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
“I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,” the president said during a speech in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House.… Click here to read more
Relationships are hard and they are often messy. Many times, it’s easier to give up than to wrestle with and work through deep issues, but most people seem to know that a relationship with true commitment and substance will be able to make it past the honeymoon stage.… Click here to read more
In an act of violence captured on video, an angry woman is seen punching a pro-life student protester outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Roanoke, Virginia.
TheBlaze.com reports that 15-year-old Purity Thomas was protesting with other students from Students for Life of America outside the Planned Parenthood clinic on Saturday when the assault occurred.… Click here to read more