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Remembering 9/11 from a Christian Worldview

9-11 Anniversary, How to Find the Help and Hope We Need Today

In the days after 9-11, Chuck Colson offered an incredible gift to God’s people: A Christian worldview framework for understanding what had happened and a roadmap for Christians to both speak truth and love to their neighbors. Colson warned against out-of-control anger and against seeking revenge instead of justice, in both our personal and national responses.

Is Nation Building Moral?

Kabul in Afghanistan, Evangelicals call on US leaders to aid in the evacuation of innocent Afghans

Politics alone cannot nation-build. Certain ideas about human nature, derived from Christianity, have played an essential role in Western culture. Biblical concepts about the image of God and original sin enabled thinkers to craft a style of government that saw both citizens and the state as dignified and liable to corruption. Without these principles, the democratic project simply cannot endure, as demonstrated by our failed attempts at nation-building around the world.

How to Hear the Voice of God When We Need His Wisdom the Most

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In the Monday Daily Article, we claimed the fact that our Savior is “gentle and lowly in heart” (v. 29), meaning that his will is always best for us. In yesterday’s article, we focused on the fact that we can trust our omniscient Master when we wear his yoke to lead us into our best future. Today, we’ll focus on the present. We’ll consider ways Jesus guides those who wear his yoke, revealing his perfect will to us in every circumstance and situation. Then we’ll trust him to redeem our greatest challenges for his greatest glory.

America at the Crossroads—These Are the Times That Try Men's Souls

America at the Crossroads—These Are the Times That Try Men's Souls

It's not by chance that God uses powerful words from the pulpits to spark change. The pulpit has always led the way, from promoting God-given freedoms when the nation was born to the abolition of slavery a century later and from turning the tide of liberalism to directing the nation back to God. We find ourselves at a similar crossroads today—will pastors wake up, repent, and turn back to God, or will they continue to be woke but asleep to the things of God?

The Downfall of Too Many Great Men

A Silhouette of a man, the downfall of too many great men

When God is our strength, we stay humble. When we lean on his sufficient grace, we know that our self-indulgence never leads to peace and joy. It's one of the Bible's wonderful ironies – you can't be a great man until you know that only God is great. When you grapple with that and believe it from the heart, it builds a foundation that keeps you from falling.

Why and How to Trust Our Future to Jesus

a woman praying, an 18-year-old organizes a prayer walk in an effort to spread hope

 We've previously explored Jesus’ invitation to “take my yoke upon you” (Matthew 11:29a). We have discovered that we should submit our lives and challenges to Jesus’ “yoke” and direction because he is “gentle and lowly in heart,” meaning that he always does the right thing with and through our lives (v. 29b). Today let’s add another reason to wear Jesus’ yoke: he can always be trusted to lead us into our best future.