By: Guy Sayles We're told as children that "words will never harm" us, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Words can open wounds that never fully heal. We have a responsibility to use our words wisely.
By: Michael Helms When we go at life alone and decide not to trust or collaborate with others, we burn out without reaping the results we want. When we work together, we have what it takes to reach the finish line.
By: Colin Harris Our public conversation has degenerated into little more than competing sound bytes. We seek control, rather than cooperative understanding. Can we learn to offer more humility and less grandstanding?
By: Brian Lee With all the eruptions of violence, it's easy to overreact and paint certain groups with a brush that is far too wide and certainly unwarranted. How do we respond in light of all that is happening? Here are 3 ways.
By: Zach Dawes Predatory lending practices within the U.S. payday loan industry are becoming more widely recognized as advocates push for reforms. But how widespread is the problem within the microfinance industry?
By: Guy Sayles The intertwined serpents on the physicians' caduceus represent knowledge and wisdom. Good doctors need both, and so do we. Knowledge is about "what" and "how"; wisdom muses about "why" and "who."
By: Joel Snider Our lives are consumed by the 'tyranny of the urgent,' those things that get in our way and demand attention. Instead, as the 17-year locust reminds us, the long view of life is the healthiest and most effective.
By: Larry Eubanks A new Virginia law makes it illegal for girls 13 and younger to wed, closing a loophole allowing men who committed sex crimes to avoid prosecution by marrying their victims. This and other laws protect our girls.
By: Clare McBeath We all know the Exodus story, in which Israelites wandered through foreign lands for 40 years en route to the Promised Land. Do we recognize the modern-day exodus story unfolding in Europe?
By: Brent McDougal Five police officers are dead, killed by a sniper while protecting a peaceful protest in Dallas. How did we get here? Could Rwanda hold some answers for us? And how will churches make a difference?
By: Ryan Jespersen With the political season approaching a fevered pitch, social media sites are a minefield of political arguments. Here are 4 ways you can exemplify a Christlike response amid the chaos.
By: Kathryn Freeman We live in a culture that degrades and devalues women. If we are to follow Christ's example, we should lead the charge against destructive messages about the value and worth of women.
By: Martin Brooks Why are these "foreigners" moving here? It's a sentiment shared by many, even Christians, as immigrants settle into their cities. But God determines where people move and live and does so with purpose.
By: Michael Helms Your family roots have a deep influence on you. On your life's journey, you must recognize the parts of your family system that still exist around you and within you - and ask yourself what needs to change.
By: Barry Howard Memorial Day is not just another "day off" but a day to remember those who have lost their lives in the military service of our country. Rather than a time to celebrate, the day offers us a chance to reflect.
By: Simon Jones God often works where he's not invited or welcomed - except by those who have no other prayer but that he'll come to their aid in their distress. Just ask those, many of them Christians, in the refugee camp in France.