I personally have had numerous folks over the many years of working in disaster relief (usually for a Christian Group) ask where is your God in all this. These folks are devastated not thinking straight and looking for someone, anyone to blame. When no one person appears the mind easily wanders to the highest power … More Isn’t It Time to Stop Blaming God for Tragedies?
Some of you reading this are old enough to remember TV shows like The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet or another like Father Knows Best. These were Hollywood shows depicting the quintessential American family in all its bliss. Of course, even back in the 1950s life was not family life was not always so smooth. … More What does the Bible say about family problems?
Question: “Does God promise to not give us more than we can handle?” Answer: First Corinthians 10:13 says, “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way … More QOTW – Does God promise to not give us more than we can handle?
Luke 22:24-30 PRIDEFUL DISPUTE Jesus sits down at His final meal with His disciples and a argument breaks out. They have just learned of Jesus’ betrayal and of course no one is going own up to that so the next “logical” thing to “discuss” is who is the greatest among them. Most folks in their … More Devotional Thought for Today – 10/28/2020
Are People Good by Nature? 46% of “Evangelicals” Think So Unless we understand the depth of our sin, we likely won’t recognize our need for God’s saving grace. Sadly, the results from our 2020 State of Theology survey uncovers widespread confusion among Christians in America about the reality and effects of sin. Conducted in partnership with Lifeway … More Are People Good by Nature?
I seem to be on a path of Devotionals with either a Heart or Peace theme of some sort. Maybe it is because at his core man (apart from Christ) craves peace while being incapable of doing anything but evil. Maybe it is just God’s way of telling me this is what needs to be … More Daily Devotional – Heart of Stone
Today’s BreakPoint: Should We Defund the Police? JOHN STONESTREET WITH ROBERTO RIVERA “I can’t breathe!” The last words George Floyd said to his killers, became the chant of nationwide protests. Sometime last week a new slogan emerged: “Defund the police!” even “Abolish the police!” At face value, the new slogan sounds absurd. Because it is. … More Should We Defund the Police?
On the heels of my article yesterday Riots and the Need a Heart Transplant BreakPoint offers their take on the matter: Our World Split Apart and the Hope of Pentecost Christians in a Time of Social Breakdown JOHN STONESTREET Think about it. We can go to space. We can instantly communicate with anyone anywhere in the world. We … More Our World Split Apart and the Hope of Pentecost
Is Critical Theory Compatible with Christianity? If you haven’t heard the terms “intersectionality” and “critical theory,” your children likely have, at least if they are in college or even high school. What began as an academic theory decades ago is now a dominant way of seeing human relationships, at least for many: There are the … More Is Critical Theory Compatible with Christianity?
What Would You Say about Men Competing as Women? JOHN STONESTREET WITH ROBERTO RIVERA On February 29, Megan Youngren made sports history. Not by breaking a world record, or by overcoming a particularly devastating injury. No, Youngren became the first openly transgender athlete to compete at the U.S. Olympic marathon trials. As is almost always the case … More What Would You Say about Men Competing as Women?