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Mr. Rogers or King of Sparta: Who Is the Christian Man?

Rachel Chimits
November 8, 2019

Modern, western Christianity seems to struggle with reaching men, particularly younger men, and many are starting to wonder why.

Researcher and sociology professor Michael Kimmel stood in front of his class, whiteboard marker poised. “What does it mean to be a good man?”

An awkward silence followed with rustling papers and creaking chairs.

At the Head of the Pack

Rachel Chimits
November 4, 2019

Everyone is under a leader, whether they like it or not, but the question remains of whether that leader is a good one.

What defines a good Christian leader?

If we want to be safely generic, we might say that it’s someone who “follows God.” In all honesty, though, there are a lot of people who follow God who would still make very poor leaders.

A Question at the Heart of Tragedy

Rachel Chimits
November 1, 2019

When life knocks us off our feet, we are usually left shocked and breathless, looking for the heavenly Father who was supposed to keep us safe from this kind of pain.

In 1947, a young New Yorker named Glenn Chambers decided to recognize his lifelong dream to work with the Voice of the Andes ministry in Ecuador.

Church Kids Need Action and Faith

Rachel Chimits
October 28, 2019

Many Christian youth groups see poor retention rates, so how do we help the kids who seem to float in and out of church?

I watched a lot of teenagers that I’d grown up beside in our church’s youth ministry walk away from Christianity. A lot of them—almost all of them, actually—were “good kids” too.

When Church Leaders Stand Alone

Rachel Chimits
October 22, 2019

October is Clergy Appreciation Month, and we want to encourage believers to take this opportunity to show their support for their church leaders.

In one of his sermons, the pastor of my church talked about an unusual flight he’d had that year. He was talking with the two people in his row; inevitably, one asked what he did for a living, and he explained that he was a pastor.

They were polite but obviously a little uneasy, and the conversation petered off.

When We Catch on Fire

Rachel Chimits
October 18, 2019

No one likes to feel fear or the crushing pressure of life, but these experiences can help move us closer to God like nothing else will.

If you like conspiracy theories, be ye warned that Amazon keeps track of everything down to the lines you highlight in your Kindle books.