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It is a Great Thing to be a Man

Be strong, and show yourself a man, and keep the charge of the Lord your God, walking in His ways and keeping His statutes, His commandments, His rules, and His ...

Depression: Fighting Dragons

Being the HuntedWhat did Jesus call people who were attacked by dragons, regardless of the righteous way they were conducting their lives? Jesus called these people normal. Jesus made a ...

Why Your Prayers Need to Be Dangerous

Hey, Craig, do you believe God still does miracles?”“Of course,” I said.“Good — because your prayers are so lame.”I tried to laugh with him, but my friend’s joke stung — ...

Where is Our Fear Taking Us?

Fear FrenzyYou’ve probably heard that fear of public speaking is one of the greatest fears in our society. That doesn’t come from some random backwoods survey. It actually originated with ...

Jesus, Born a Servant

Editor’s note: As we celebrate the birth of Jesus at Christmas, enjoy these two short but powerful devotions on the beauty of the Incarnation from Eugene Peterson, beloved pastor and ...

The Dude's Guide to Marriage: Listening to Your Wife

Husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way. — 1 Peter 3:7Women like it when you listen to them. They are funny that way.My wife often asks if I ...

Thanksgiving Proclamation - George Washington

George Washington (1732–1799), the first President of the United States, was a deeply religious man. The famous portrait of Washington kneeling in prayer at Valley Forge captures his religious zeal ...

Continue the Work of God

The annual National Religious Broadcasters conference came around again in the spring of 2020, right before the virus shut everything down. NRB held a bittersweet place in my life. It ...

Beyond Valor

I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. — Psalm 34:4 KJVGreater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down ...

Love Everybody, Always

Love Everybody, Always“Love one another.” What is simple often isn’t easy; what is easy often doesn’t last. It was a lawyer like me who tried to set up Jesus. This ...

Finding True Fulfillment - A Tale of Two Rings

Editor’s Note: For years, Barry Zito lived as a walking personification of the American Dream. Professionally, he was at the top of his game as a Cy Young Award winner ...

Man in White

Editor’s note: Legendary songwriter Johnny Cash, known to many as “The Man in Black,” was highly regarded for the raw honesty and storytelling ability within his songs. But later in ...

Real Men Do Get Depressed

While many men who suffer from depression feel that somehow, and in some way, they are weak or deficient, I have found it most encouraging to reflect on great men ...

The Gift of Friendship

Editor’s note: C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien were two of the most prolific writers of faith and fiction in the 20th century. They were also great friends, and Tolkien was ...

Chasing Failure: Kobe Made Me Do It

The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in his way; though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the Lord upholds his ...

What the Creator of Corn Flakes got Wrong

For over a decade, I’ve been giving a lecture on human sexuality in the largest classroom auditorium we have on the Christian college campus where I teach. And every year, ...

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The 28-Day Prayer Journey Online Bible Study with Chrystal Evans Hurst

The 28-Day Prayer Journey Online Bible Study with Chrystal Evans Hurst

Learn to pray and experience intimacy with God like never before! Join author Chrystal Evans Hurst as we walk through four postures of personal prayer called out in Scripture with the acronym P.R.A.Y. — thanksgiving & praise (P), repentance (R), requesting/asking (A), yielding (Y). Reserve your spot now and receive free access to 5 study videos and other free prayer resources when you sign up. Study starts 10/24!