Connection is the Key to Fostering a Resilient Faith in Young Adults

Alex Best For the up and coming generation of young adults -namely Millennials and Generation Z- in today’s dynamic social climate, faith seems to become more and more often a skeptical topic.  It becomes more difficult to find young individuals resilient in their faith, and the question becomes how can the Church strive to foster and build up “Resilient Disciples?”  …

Sometimes Trusting God Just Means Waiting For Him

Cole Claybourn If you’re like me, every time I post something to social media I get an instant shot of adrenaline as I watch the likes and comments roll through. They come in almost instantaneously, and Instagram has actually rewired its algorithm so that likes and comments come in one at a time, which gives us a rush of dopamine …

Honoring the Sabbath Is Still Important, Even in a Pandemic

Nancy Sleeth A recent poll of 2,000 pastors in North Carolina revealed that less than 10 percent are keeping a regular Sabbath. Think about this for a moment. If 90 percent of pastors announced from the pulpit that murder (or stealing, or adultery) is OK, don’t you think it might raise a few eyebrows in the pews, let alone the …

First fan-owned Christian movie studio launched by faith filmmakers

Libby Giesbrecht It’s the first time Christian fans will be able to help contribute to the creation of faith-based family movies. To spread the love of Christ, Called Higher Studios has been formed as the first-ever fan-owned faith-based movie studio, the Christian Post reports. Jason Brown and Ash Greyson, Christian movie executives, chose to launch the new studio in Franklin, Tennessee, to …

Yes, God Will Give You More Than You Can Handle

Michael Hidalgo Recently, I was going back through my journals and I read words I had written years before: “God, I can’t handle this anymore. I don’t know what to do, but I can’t do this.” The circumstances in my life had become overwhelming, everything was crumbling, and my world was falling apart. To be honest, if someone had come …

Christian Hip-Hop Artist Lecrae Reflects On Societal Issues, His Faith, His Philanthropic Work In Atlanta

Summer Evans Lecrae Devaughn Moore is a Grammy Award-winning hip-hop artist, author, philanthropist, and co-owner and president of Reach Records, an independent record label that specializes in Christian hip-hop. On Aug. 21, he will release his ninth studio album titled “Restoration.” In it, he addresses societal issues such as racial injustice, police brutality, and mental health through a Christian lens. “City Lights” …

Christine Caine on Why Christians Should Be Earth’s ‘Most Relationally Functional People’

Joy Eggerichs From the look of it, Christine Caine has everything. She’s an internationally sought-after preacher, the cofounder of two influential organizations (A21 and Propel)—and now she’s a best-selling author. But her journey was anything but smooth. In her book, Unashamed: Drop the Baggage, Pick up Your Freedom, Fulfill Your Destiny, she shared her story of being adopted as a nameless …

Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew shares his faith in God in new memoir

Kevin Mercer For 19 years, from 1967-1985, Rod Carew terrorized opposing pitchers as one of the best hitters in Major League Baseball. Now 74, the first-ballot Hall of Famer has published a memoir titled “One Tough Out: Fighting Off Life’s Curveballs.” Co-written with Jaime Aron, a senior writer for the American Heart Association and a former Texas sports editor for …

‘The Huddle’: Christian men launch podcast for difficult conversations

 Savannah Evanoff These two Christian men started a podcast to have the difficult conversations. FORT WALTON BEACH — Andre Harrell II, aka L.A., isn’t much of a football guy, but he understands what it means when a team hunkers down together before a big play. It’s why he and Austin Willis named their podcast “The Huddle.” In the podcast, which …

Scholarship in a Pandemic? A Lesson from C. S. Lewis

Brian Tabb The first time I wore a facemask and plastic gloves to our local grocery store, I was struck by the reality that things were not “normal.” In January 2020, the world first learned about a “novel coronavirus” outbreak that infected thousands of people in China. But by March, this faraway epidemic had become a worldwide pandemic that had …