Editor’s Note: On April 23 we hosted a Christ Talks event in State College, PA, where 10 speakers shared their insights on the person of Christ from their unique perspectives. In his Christ Talk, Chris Heinz talks about how he had a puny view of Jesus, and once he realized that, it changed the way he looks at everything.
Three Predictors of Whether Kids Will Stick with Church or Leave Research reveals that about half of the kids that grow up in church don’t stick. They wander away. A few come back when they have children, but not that many. If they wander away from the church and from the faith, basically they don’t come back.
Editor’s Note: On April 23 we hosted a Christ Talks event in State College, PA, where 10 speakers shared their insights on the person of Christ from their unique perspectives. In her Christ Talk, Yuhui (Millie) Zhou explains how leukemia helped her know Christ. You can watch the video or read the blog , which is based on the video of her Christ Talk.
Editor’s Note: The calendar year is full of special initiatives in the Body of Christ. Are they signs of an impending Christ Awakening? David Bryant has written many books and articles over the past 40 years, but he regards this blog post as one of the most timely messages he has ever communicated. Is the Holy Spirit preparing for sweeping changes?”
You Sure You Got The Right Jesus? A few weeks back I was writing on the patio of my favorite coffee shop when one of the baristas popped out for a quick smoke break. He noticed a book lying by my computer with “GOD” written in huge letters on the cover and asked about it, which led to a short chitchat about religion an
How I’m Experiencing Christ Through Chronic Illness My wife Jess was afflicted with chronic illness at 19 years of age. People with chronic illness live with the constant awareness of their affliction in their bones, in their pounding head, in their aching joints every day.
In a previous blog, we shared how Ascension Day is neglected by many Christians. In order to shed more light on this significant Church holiday, we’re providing ten questions and answers by Dr. Wayne Becker, a longtime Bible teacher and Church holiday enthusiast.
Editor’s Note: Today is Ascension Day, but do most Christians care? In this blog post, David Bryant reveals why we can’t ignore what he says may be “the most neglected doctrine of all.”
Thursday’s National Day of Prayer Is Enriched by Ascension Day Worldwide Thursday is America’s annual National Day of Prayer. Tens of thousands of united prayer events are scheduled all across the nation, along with a corporate prayer gathering involving hundreds in the Cannon Caucus Room on Capitol Hill.
Consuming God’s Son as a Way of Life: The How and the Why (Part 2) Consuming Christ. I’m reminded of the meal offered in Revelation 3, when in his ascended glory Christ knocks at the heart-doors of Laodicean disciples, asking full entrance into their lives for the express purpose of sharing an affectionate repast with
Consuming God’s Son as a Way of Life: The How and the Why (Part 1) You called, You cried, You shattered my deafness. You sparkled, You burned, You drove away my blindness. You shed your fragrance, and I drew in my breath. Therefore, from now on, I will pant for You alone. This prayer to the Savior from the 4 th century
When others share Christ with us, we can see more of Christ than we originally saw. This blog post explains how a modern day event mirrors the book of Acts.
Christ’s Subversive Strategy of Silence As ChristNow.com prepares for our second all-day Christ Talks event on April 23 in State College, PA , the home of Penn State, I reflect back on the impact of the previous one we hosted in Youngstown, Ohio, which was a much more urban setting, with all the diversity among our par
Christ When My World Caves In [Editor’s Note: When tragedy strikes, we all want something firm to hold onto. In this post, Chris Heinz shares how his deepened relationship with Christ is helping him through a recent tragedy.] I’ve never been so thankful for my recent awakening to Christ as I am right now. I had already been a Christian for […]
Waking up to all we have in Jesus should ignite in every believer an intensified pursuit of more of Jesus.