Raising a family is no small task. When we grasp the enormity of what we are doing, shaping and molding little minds, it should make us stop to think. How do I care for this new human being? What if I don’t know what to do? Where can I look for answers to raise healthy, successful kids? Let’s examine three vital principles to successful parenting.
United States President Donald Trump recently proposed tariffs against steel and aluminum imports. This has raised the prospect of a “trade war” between the U.S. and nations who export steel and aluminum to American markets. What is a trade war? That’s when one nation imposes taxes on certain goods from another country, and—in retaliation—that country slaps punitive taxes on other goods from the offending nation.
There is a crisis in the churches of our day. Young people are leaving in record numbers. Hundreds of thousands of young adults are giving up on God and Christianity. Why? Was this prophesied? What are the reasons? What is a true Christian? And what is true Christianity?
More than 400 sects and denominations call themselves "Christian"—but they all have some basic, and often fundamental, differences. Would Jesus Christ recognize the organizations using His name today? How can you be sure what a true Christian should be?
What do Santa, Yule logs, mistletoe, gift-giving and caroling have to do with the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ? Many people understand that Christmas has become very commercialized. Some are aware of the non-Christian history associated with Christmas. Is Christmas something Christians should celebrate?
We see the scene every year… decorated trees, evergreen wreaths and bright multi-colored lights. Sometimes there is a little crèche in the corner, depicting an infant child receiving lavish gifts. Yet most of the gift-giving these days is done by debt-laden adults, trying to outdo each other in gifting children, family members and friends with the latest style or fad.
Is this what Jesus Christ had in mind for His followers? For that matter, what do these traditions have to do at all with the birth of Jesus Christ? People often say, "Let's put Christ back in Christmas"—but was He ever there? Where did we get our many traditions? The answers may surprise you!
The British and allied army found themselves in a seemingly hopeless situation. It appeared that the German army would annihilate them on the shores and beaches of northwestern Europe. Hundreds of thousands of lives hung in the balance. What followed is considered by many to be a great miracle from God. Learn more about the miracle at Dunkirk.
Are "natural disasters" the impersonal workings of "Mother Nature"— or can they be a VITAL message from God? Weather calamities are sometimes called "acts of God"—but what is His ACTUAL role in the droughts, famines, floods and earthquakes that affect our world? What does the Bible say about weather disasters at the end of the age? What can a Christian do to prepare?