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Your Brain on Porn

Like sand on a beach, the brain bears the footprints of the decisions we have made, the skills we have learned—Sharon Begley, Newsweek Science Editor1Restart and reboot yourself. You’re free ...

Billy's Heaven

Editor’s note: Most Saturdays for 15 years, Don Wilton drove the long road to meet with Billy at his home in Montreat, North Carolina. There the two friends spent hours ...

Randy Travis: Amazing Grace

Editor’s Note: Randy Travis experienced tremendous success as a country and gospel singer. But in 2009, his seemingly charmed life began a downward spiral. His marriage dissolved, he discovered that ...

What Will You Do With Your One Extraordinary Life?

I have been teaching as an adjunct professor at Pepperdine Law School for more than a decade. It’s a place filled with bright, ambitious law students, many of whom have ...

Get Real Real

In my first couple of weeks [at Baylor University], I met a kid I’ll call Peter. I can’t remember what his parents did for work, but whatever it was, it ...

Don't Fear Weakness

Editor’s note: Bear Grylls is a survivor. You’ve likely seen him on one of his many survival and adventure TV shows, such as Man Vs. Wild, You Vs. Wild, The ...

The Scandal of Abba

Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from ...

Redeeming the Story of Fatherlessness

I have difficulty praying the Lord’s Prayer because whenever I say “Our Father,” I think of my own father, who was hard, unyielding, and relentless. I cannot help but think ...

Becoming a More Kingdom-Minded Man

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will ...

Crossed Wires

My first car was not the regular 1979 but the upgraded Buick Century, the model with a spoiler on the back. And spoiler alert: your grandpa’s Buick did not have ...

And Lo, the Kingdom of God is Like a Terrible Football Team

My son is like me. He’s not much into athletics. But we signed him up for a flag-football league when he was in sixth grade. My wife told me the ...

Why Does God Allow Mental Illness?

And what is the purpose of suffering?I once worked with a man who started limping around the office one day. He had tripped during a recent half-marathon and thought his ...

The Leadership Genius of Jesus

Titles and DeedsLet me tell you about the worst boss I ever saw. He was given authority prematurely, and he abused it wildly. He harshly ordered people when he should ...

How to Work for Racial Justice

Three hundred and eighty-one. That’s how many days the Montgomery Bus Boycott lasted. Sparked by lifelong activist and justice-seeker Rosa Parks, fueled by Black women who organized car pools, printed ...

I Have a Dream

Editor’s note: Today we are sharing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech from the March on Washington in 1963. The speech is published in its entirety ...

The One Thing Jesus Couldn't Stop Talking About

What Matters MostOur greatest fear should not be of failure, but of succeeding at something that doesn’t really matter.1The key to life is finding out what matters most and building ...

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The Women of the Bible Speak Online Bible Study

The Women of the Bible Speak Online Bible Study

Discover how four women mentioned in Jesus' family tree--Tamar, Rehab, Ruth, & Mary-- changed the course of history in this special Advent study through The Women of the Bible Speak Workbook, based on the best-selling book by Shannon Bream! Sign up now to claim your spot and get a free bundle of Advent resources just for signing up! Study starts 11/28!