Wednesday, 05 September 2012 20:44

Are We a Christian Nation?

Written by Bob Crittendon

A recent survey provides some material for consideration about our nation’s history and our current condition. A select group participated in the June 2012 Evangelical Leaders Survey, commissioned by the National Association of Evangelicals. Some 68 percent of those surveyed agreed that America is not a Christian nation, while 32 said it is. Of the 32 percent who said the United States is a Christian nation, most indicated that they did so because the U.S. was founded with Christian principles or because there are more Christians in the nation than followers of any other religion.

Wednesday, 05 September 2012 20:36

Fix It or Sell It?

Written by Dave Ramsey

Question: My old car has been having lots of problems lately. Do you have any advice on how to decide when it’s best to just fix an old car or get a newer one instead?

Wednesday, 05 September 2012 20:35

Living as Exiles

Written by Pastor Wade Rials, Thorington Road Baptist Church

At Thorington Road Baptist Church our current series has us on a journey through the letter of 1 Peter. This is proving to be a time of self-discovery as we encounter the incredible similarity between the 21st century American Church and the churches that Peter addressed this letter towards. If you have turned on the television over the last few weeks, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to discover that we have entered the political season/Twilight Zone.

Saturday, 04 August 2012 16:14

The Seasons of Life

Written by Mike and Lisa Conn

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die . . .” Ecclesiastes 3:1

God has the master plan for our lives. He provides seasons of life, each with its own work to do, each with its opportunities to serve God and bring honor to Him. I think of life’s seasons in these terms: spring (childhood, adolescence), summer (young adulthood, child rearing), autumn (middle age, grandparenting) and winter (old age).

Saturday, 04 August 2012 16:13

Connecting the Dots Between Sin and Misery

Written by Lou Priolo

People do not always appreciate the fact that the pain they experience is often due to acting or thinking in ways that are out of harmony with Scripture. As a Christian, therefore, you must understand the relationship between sin and misery.

Saturday, 04 August 2012 16:10

God is Speaking…Are You Listening?

Written by Bob Crittendon

It is truly amazing – there is a cacophony of communication in the culture around us. Various types of media compete for our attention, and voices from an assortment of worldviews present inferior alternatives to God’s truth. The multiplicity can be distracting and overwhelming, but I am confident that our Lord has numerous ways to communicate His truth to us personally and to the people with whom we come in contact.

Book Reviews

  • Books to Read

    Essentialism

    by Greg McKeown

     

    Life is complicated. Life is full of responsibilities and opportunities, planned duties and serendipitous possibilities. There is so much we could do, but so little we can do. Many of us battle our whole lives to focus on those few, significant items that we should do must do, and yet so few of us ever feel like we are even nearly succeeding.

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Faith at Work

  • Keon Addison, School Teacher and Fitness Coach, Unleashed Potential

     

    RRJ:  Was there a specific moment in your life where you understood Jesus as Savior and Lord, or did that happen gradually?

     

    Keon:  I was raised in church because my mom was a Christian and pianist at five different churches in Mississippi. (Back then, church was only open one Sunday a month.)

    I was baptized at an early age, but it wasn’t until I was 17 and my friends invited me to their youth retreat called DiscipleNow, hosted by First Baptist Church, that I truly believed. The youth minister, Troy Amster, gave an invitation. During that moment I felt God’s presence like never before. I accepted Him in my heart and that’s when I drew closer to Him. I received Him as my Father, Savior and Lord.

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