Tim McKnight addresses reactions to bans on refugees and challenges Christians to be consistent in their outrage and speak out for persecuted believers.
There are many controversies and issues we face as women in today’s world. We live in a time of great debates, loud voices, fighting for rights. Women are too often devalued, our dreams deferred, and undermined, with no regard for our opinions. Women are often used and abused. The question is: are these the things that determine our self-worth? Or … Read More
Everywhere I look, I see tattoos popping up – on arms, necks, faces, ankles, and who knows where else? Even TV is overrun with shows featuring tattoos; I’ve run across at least 25 different programs, from Bad Ink to Best Ink to Epic Ink to Tattoo You. There are shows based on where the tattoos are created: NY Ink, London … Read More
I recently lead a small gathering of 50 or so youth ministers on the topic of technology and its influence on teen behavior. The number one question on everyone’s mind was “How can we help teenagers when it seems like they seem to know more than we do on this topic?” It’s a valid question but it need not be … Read More
One recurring theme throughout the New Testament is unity. Jesus speaks of oneness among His disciples in His high priestly prayer found in John 17:21-23. He prayed, “That they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. … Read More
When my wife and I had our honeymoon in Plymouth, Mass.—some 14 years ago now—we made the decision to drive the entire way. Now I know a 20-hour car ride on your honeymoon sounds like a bad idea, but it was really quite nice. On the way, we visited places like Hershey, Penn., Amish Country, and New York City. One … Read More
The Bible teaches that “there is a way that seems right to man (intuition), but the end leads to death” Proverbs 14:12. As leaders, we need to be cautious about following our own intuition over the wisdom and will of God. Following our intuition is dangerous because it leads us to make decisions based on what just feels right. Following … Read More
We’ve all worked for that person who used meetings as social gatherings, pulpits, and pep rallies rather than for more productive reasons. We leave thinking the leader could have summed up these hour-long life drains in a well-worded email. Maybe you have led some of those meetings, but what if there was a better way? John who wrote, “Though I have … Read More