Browsing a gift shop the other day, I happened on a decorative plaque on which was inscribed a quote attributed to the late "power of positive thinking" guru Norman Vincent Peale: "Change your thinking, and you change your world."
Being physically and spiritually fit can be beneficial.
Last week I concluded my column by alluding to how frustrated we have become as a society. I suggested that our frustrations are related to our disrespect and dishonor for God and anything that is honorable, holy, pure and right.
I was recently speaking with a good friend and fellow minister who is laboring in a spiritually barren part of the country about how things were going in ministry.
Lessons regarding wealth and prosperity are popular today, and they teach it is God's will for every Christian to be materially wealthy and that they will never have to experience any type of sickness.
Many years ago, the church I served as pastor had a number of members who were involved in "Lay Renewal."
Grandparents, stand up and receive your roses. Today is your day, and you deserve everything your children and grandchildren bestow upon you.
I thought long and hard about what I could write for this column that would be relevant and impactful at this time. For several reasons, I decided to write about the value of honor - primarily because there is such a lack of honor being displayed across our nation, and because I need to do a better job at practicing what I preach.
Sunday marks 10 years since the horrific attacks on our nation, an event we simply call 9/11.
We live in a world of desire and are in a constant state of desire.
Sept. 11 will never be the same in our country again. It always will stand out as the day our country was attacked by terrorists – the day thousands lost their lives and a day that causes many to realize that life is uncertain, even in the United States.
How do I live my life to the fullest? I live it by opening my life, the very center of my existence, to Jesus Christ by receiving the gift of salvation that he gave to me.
Lately, everything seems to be increasing except for church attendance. Unemployment is on the rise. Gas prices are skyrocketing. A trip to the grocery store can end in sticker shock. But despite the tough financial times, people just don't seem to be turning to God.
I have long wished that in heaven I might get to see the entire history of Christ's earthly life, from his birth to his ascension – viewing each and every act of obedience.
When I was growing up, like many of you, we were what I considered poor. We primarily wore hand-me-downs. At Christmas, we unwrapped one special present and then some type of new clothes – always underwear and socks.
Long-held American views of religious liberty may be rapidly shifting in the wake of a June 26 Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage across the country.
It isn't just American demographers and church planters who are concerned about the rise of the "nones," or the spiritually unaffiliated. Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, isn't happy about it, either.
One time, when I was traveling by plane, we had risen above a storm system with the thick clouds below us. I had the window seat and looked out and saw the most beautiful view of the sun, shining in its brilliance.
Many of the world's 1.6 billion Muslims will be spending Friday celebrating the completion of Ramadan, a month-long observance of fasting from dawn to sundown.
Ellen G. White, whose visions helped shape the beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, was remembered worldwide on the centennial of her July 16, 1915, death in northern California.
Man sees the need for standards in everyday life. The mechanic knows there are standard-size parts. And the seamstress knows the number of inches in a yard and understands the need for a standard of measure.
Have you heard about the so-called war between science and religion? There are many individuals in both camps who are convinced that the two can never be reconciled. They view science and religion (and especially the religion of Christianity) as in absolute opposition to each other.
Katy Perry has caused somewhat of an uproar in the news with her desire to purchase a former Los Angeles Catholic convent.
Wrapping up the holy month of Ramadan, 1.6 billion Muslims around the world are amping up their worship during the last 10 days of the fasting observance.
The government's health care law mandating contraception coverage does not impinge on the religious liberty of an order of Roman Catholic nuns and Christian schools, a federal court ruled Tuesday.
After a weeklong South American visit in which he delivered direct criticism of "unbridled capitalism," Pope Francis returned to the Vatican on Monday pledging to listen to critics of his views.
"Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear." - Ephesians 4:29 ESV
Japanese Buddhists around the world celebrates their ancestry Monday with the Obon Festival.
The Zionites have been preparing for this grand celebration all year.
In the summer of 1995, Mubin Shaikh traveled throughout Pakistan, volunteering with a missionary group in the sweltering summer heat.