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How to Respond to the Baltimore Riots

Carter-Conlon-Baltimore-pray"In this nation, a concerted fight has been fought against the presence and knowledge of God.  I find it particularly sad because we once knew better.  We taught our children in our schools, in this previous generation, that there is no God, and now some of themas in Baltimoreare rioting in our streets."    — Carter Conlon

Reading the accounts of all that happened last night in Baltimore and what is continuing today caught my breath in my throat.  Have I clicked on some horrible movie ad? I wondered.  This surely can't be real.

But it is real.

Youth ...

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Compassion without Compromise

When we come alongside new believers in Christ, especially those still entangled in sin, Dennis Rainey says, "We want to be loving ... we want to be known as Christ followers who represent Him in a world that needs people to put some shoe leather to their faith."  

Two men in Bible StudyFor many folks, that is sometimes easier said then done when that new believer is a homosexual.  

Coming up next week on "FamilyLife Today," Dennis Rainey and Bob Lepine talk with two pastors (Adam Barr and Ron Citlau) who remind us that in the next year, we're likely to face one of ...

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Why Worldview Matters

It's already been three years since Chuck Colson passed away and so much has happened in our world since then, yet his faith and vision to redeem the culture lives on.  Chuck taught us so much about the importance of having a Christian worldview, and living a life based on Christian principles.

Just recently, I came across this quote from Chuck, "We must be the same person in private and in public. Only the Christian worldview gives us the basis for this kind of integrity."  This struck me particularly since I'd just had a conversation with my teenage ...

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Connecting The Dots This Father's Day

connect-four-fathers-day"Connect Four" was one of my favorite childhood games.  I enjoyed the simple concept-get four game pieces in a row-and the multiple options for strategy.  Straight up, left or right, or diagonal ... were all acceptable methods to achieving the goal of four in a row.

While playing against my grandpa around 4th grade, he taught me The Rule of the Center.  The Rule isn't an actual game guideline, but a self-imposed formula deeply held by all who know it.

Every time we get the first turn, followers of The Rule unfailingly drop their first playing piece into the ...

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A Mother's Legacy

The profile on Anne Graham Lotz's Twitter page reads: "Bible Teacher aimed at evangelizing the lost, reviving the hearts of God's people through exalting Jesus and proclaiming God's Word."

There are a lot of reasons why Anne is admired and cherished by many - her steadfastness to God's Word and commitment to revival in His people are just two of the many.

Personally, the list of reasons why I admire Anne is very long.  One reason in particular comes to mind often these days with Mother's Day quickly approaching -- the role of mothers in our lives ...

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A Significant Milestone

MacArthur New Testament CommentaryRecently John MacArthur reached a significant milestone that very few Bible teachers have ever accomplished: writing a detailed commentary on every verse of the New Testament.  

In follow-up to the completion of The MacArthur New Testament Commentary (a more than 35-year project), Carl Miller asked John on a recent "Grace to You®" broadcast, "What was the most rewarding aspect of this project? The reason countless hours of writing were well-spent?"  Here's John's response ...

The most exhilarating, blessed, triumphant, joyful, convicting experience of my life is to be studying the Word of God.  If you're going to study ...

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