• Fears abducted 12-year-old Christian girl will be forced to convert to Islam and marry Muslim

    The mother of a 12-year-old Christian girl, abducted in Punjab, Pakistan, has raised fears that her daughter will be forced to marry her captor and convert to Islam. Meerab Abbas was abducted on 2 November in the Punjabi city of Sahiwal, and is believed to have been taken to an unknown location in Balochistan by […]

  • Helping the Homeless: An Invitation from Jesus

    “Is it not to share your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him, and not to hide yourself from your own flesh?”— Isaiah 58:7 (ESV). Driving by a deserted storefront, I did a double-take. Underneath the overhang was a mishmash of stuff. […]

  • Unmasked: Conquering Sexual Sin and Walking in Victory

    An atheist who grew up in a Jewish home, Neil Getzlow remembers more about his family’s beliefs surrounding Jesus than the holy days he celebrated with extended family who brought food and gifts to his childhood home in St. Louis, Missouri. Even at the age of nine, when he first looked at pornographic magazines left […]

  • Faith heroes: Hannah More’s campaign against slavery

    Hannah More was born in 1745 near Bristol, the fourth of five daughters of a schoolmaster. At a time when only upper-class women had a formal education, her father ensured she and her sisters were well taught. She studied at her father’s school for girls and, while still a teenager, taught there. Hannah wrote her […]

  • Change Your Outcome, Change Your Life

    Are you ready for change? Your career, your relationships and even the small details of your life like where you live and what you drive can all be influenced for better or worse by one simple thing: your response. Like the Pavlovian dog, we’ve all been conditioned for response. A text blip. An email ding. […]

  • What to do Next if You’re Ready to Quit Ministry

    Some days in ministry are really hard. God’s people can be troublesome, and few seem to understand the weight that pastors and church staff carry on their shoulders. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many pastors simply worn out and ready to leave ministry as I see today. If that’s where you […]

  • The Joy of Living Life From the Inside-Out

    “Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day” (II Cor. 4:16).  Jesus tells us to “stop judging according to outward appearance, but make a right judgement.”  Later in that same chapter of John 7, He said, “Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, out of your […]

  • Moms beware: Investigation finds TikTok Exposes Kids to Sexual Content

    Social media platform Tik Tok has been urged to improve content moderation after an investigation by the Wall Street Journal found that minors can still be exposed to videos featuring sexual content. In July, TikTok was commended by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) for announcing it was going to start using enhanced technology […]

  • Why the K.I.S.S. method works if you’re feeling stressed

    We live in a complicated world. Very complicated in fact. And it seems to get busier and busier, and hence more and more complicated, with age. When I was growing up my Dad always used to tell me to remember the KISS method: keep it simple stupid. In fact he was the master at it. […]

  • Faith heroes: Fanny Crosby, writer of more than 8,000 hymns and gospel songs

    Fanny Crosby was a prolific hymnist, writing more than 8,000 hymns and gospel songs, and the most remarkable thing about her was that she did so in spite of her blindness. Born in 1820 in rural south-east New York, Fanny lost her sight to an eye infection and medical ignorance at the age of six […]