FaithZette | LifeZette Op Ed: A Child of God Still Has Lessons to Teach
How Charlie Gard is helping us come to terms with one of the biggest issues of our time Neither life nor death are ultimately on our own terms. The final hours of Charlie Gard’s brief but impactful life have now passed. His parents wanted their very sick and disabled child to be able to die […]
How much is enough? When Christ gets in your business
By Franklin Woodland When we authentically encounter Jesus, He changes us. To follow Him as Lord, we must allow Him to determine how we live our life—every part of it. As an entrepreneur, I knew that included what to do with the profits and wages from my business. Early in my technology career, I started […]
The Reconnect 8-8-17 | What to do with all this bad news? | Free speech under fire | Josh McDowell helps teens connect faith & life
North Korea edges closer to being able to launch a nuclear weapon. That, on top of all the other news of famine, conflict and war, can wear on us. In the face of bad news, we are the people of good news. Can’t we talk to each other any more? Google fired the male engineer […]
Reconnect One: I’d like to lay my hands on him!
Reconnect One, with Carmen LaBerge Social media erupted in response to a photograph of several evangelical leaders laying hands and praying for the President in the Oval Office. One particularly angry tweet said, “I’d like to lay my hands on him!” which was a barely veiled threat. Here in America, we are free to criticize […]
What do we do with all the bad news?
Things are not as they should be. Since the fall, this statement has always been true. But thanks to today’s real-time, 24-7 cable news and on-the-ground reporting from citizen journalists, our social media feeds are a diet of news ranging from bad to horrifying. We are tempted to think that things are worse now than […]
The Reconnect 8-7-17 | Escalating tensions with North Korea | Christian views of poverty | Good God with Lucas Miles
Are we escalating toward war with North Korea? Last week, U.S. Congress passed and President Trump signed new sanctions. Saturday, U.N. Security Council unanimously passed enhanced sanctions , including “yes” votes from both Russia and China. We look at what this means for the people of North Korea. Recommended Listen: Hugh Hewitt interviews National Security Adviser M.R. […]
Must Read Monday: Moral Acceptance of Polygamy at Record High —But Why?
Christians are more than twice as likely to blame a person’s poverty on lack of effort— Washington Post In a recent survey by The Washington Post and Kaiser Family Foundation, religion is a significant predictor on how Americans view poverty. Christians are more likely to say poverty is a result of personal lack of effort […]
The Reconnect 8-4-17 | On the ground in Russia | John Stonestreet on preparing the next generation
There was much international drama this week related to our relationship with Russia. President Trump ultimately signed a sanctions bill into law. In response, Russia is expelling hundreds of American personnel from the country. We have the opportunity to talk with Bob Bronkema, who served as a missionary in Russia for several years, ministering to Americans living […]
Reconnect One: Identity
Reconnect One, with Carmen LaBerge: Our world is identity-obsessed. Behind the obsession with being known by our sexual proclivity, our gender, our race or some other distinctive we perceive as paramount, lies a lie. The lie is this: the self is the exalted one to whom everyone must bow. That lie could not be […]
The Reconnect 8-3-17 | Acceptance of polygamy increases | The push to abolish “male” and “female” hurts women
According to a recent Gallup study, Americans’ views of polygamy are changing– a lot. Today, 17 percent of Americans view polygamy as morally acceptable. We look at why that might be. Gallup: Moral Acceptance of Polygamy at Record High — But Why? In Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer, the Supreme Court decided a church […]