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Men Who Understand the Times

Men Who Understand the Times

263.968301 January, 263.968301 January Articles, Article Listings, Christian Living, Featured Articles, Food for Thought

At such a critical time in the history of the nation of Israel, it is said that the leaders of the tribe of Issachar were men “who understood the times and knew what Israel should do.”  This memorial and testimony in Scripture is not lengthy; it is not verbose, but it is one of the great accolades which may be credited to any individual. In a time of turmoil and great social upheaval,...Read more... Read more...

Faithful

Faithful

200 Reli­gion, 248 Experience, Practice & Life, Article Listings, Christian Living, Food for Thought

As is true with all languages, English is undergoing constant evolution. The Schoolmaster of America, Noah Webster, gave America its first dictionary and our own form of English. Since the days of Webster, the English language has continued to evolve.  “Gay” no longer means happy or joyous disposition; its contemporary use is completely unrelated. In addition to the change in...Read more... Read more...

Keep Your Head

Keep Your Head

200 Reli­gion, 248 Experience, Practice & Life, Article Listings, Christian Living, Food for Thought

A few years ago, Beth and I took the opportunity to go see the Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit in Mobile, Alabama. We doubted that we would again have the opportunity to see such an exhibit which lends great credibility to the authenticity of our Bible. So seldom have we had the opportunity to be together in this way that to be with my wife on such an occasion was sheer delight for me. Upon...Read more... Read more...

Because Christ Lives

Because Christ Lives

232 Christology, 236 Eschatology, Article Listings, Christian Living, Food for Thought

Many years ago, well-known Christian speaker and former member of the Salvation Army, Harry A. Ironside, was publicly challenged by a member of his street meeting to defend his faith. His challenger demanded a public debate the following day at the same location. Knowing that infidelity and atheism always leaves a dark trail of death wherever it sets its foot, Ironside said he would...Read more... Read more...

Today

Today

Article Listings, Christian Living, Food for Thought

Many years ago in Liverpool, England, a skeptic delivered a strong address against Christianity to a large audience. When he finished, he threw down a gauntlet to the members of his audience: “If any man here can say a single word in favor of Jesus Christ, let him come out and say it.” The foreboding challenge hovered over the audience. No man moved to answer his challenge—the silence...Read more... Read more...

You Can Do It!

You Can Do It!

Article Listings, Christian Living, Food for Thought

“I can’t do it!” What parent has not heard that? And, what child has not used it? When I was growing up, “I can’t do it” was often my defense when I felt inferior to the task or simply unwilling to try. Knowing how much more technical and advanced we are today than we were even a generation ago, I am sure that moms and dads will not have to fear hearing this expression again. However,...Read more... Read more...

Thankfulness: The Gateway to a Satisfied Life

Thankfulness: The Gateway to a Satisfied Life

Article Listings, Christian Living, Food for Thought

Never has a generation enjoyed more material blessings than we enjoy in America today. Despite this fact, a high sense of dissatisfaction prevails in our culture. Recent polls reflect a discontentment of the American public with the way in which our nation is headed. Dissatisfaction in family life, mistrust of government officials, and general cynicism prevails in our culture. Large...Read more... Read more...

Investing in What Will Last

Investing in What Will Last

Article Listings, Christian Living, Food for Thought

It is my habit to catch up on some of my reading when traveling on airplanes. An article in Christianity Today caught my attention, so I read it with more than casual interest. It described the cultural conditions of Kenya where women are often oppressed with a disproportionate percentage of the work load. Men, on the other hand, are depressed and lack a sense of significance and...Read more... Read more...

Monasticism in the Modern Evangelical Church

Monasticism in the Modern Evangelical Church

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Near the age of twenty, Anthony, a Christian Egyptian and founder of the first organized form of monasticism, sold his possessions, gave the money to the poor, and retired to a secluded place along the Nile River under the tutelage of an older ascetic. In time, Anthony wandered deeper into the desert, spending twenty years in an abandoned fort along the Red Sea. But eventually he...Read more... Read more...

Real Freedom

Real Freedom

Article Listings, Christian Living, Food for Thought

After years of living under oppressive rule, the American Colonies, on July 4, 1776, declared their independence from King George III and the English Parliament. In the latter portion of the Declaration of Independence, the grievances which led to the separation were outlined. But the first paragraph of the Declaration sets the tone and foundation for this important document. It reads...Read more... Read more...

Greeks Still Bear Gifts

Greeks Still Bear Gifts

Article Listings, Christian Living, Featured Articles, Food for Thought

Most Trojan horses do not have tails or manes. Evil does not always carry a pitchfork and dress in red, but arrays itself as an angel of light (2 Corinthians 11:13-15). Troy was a city in the territory of Troas, now in the nation of Turkey. It was the focus of the Trojan War, which started about 1,200 BC—during the time of the period of the Judges of Israel. One version of this event...Read more... Read more...