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I can’t tell you how much it means to us at STR to help raise up a new generation of confident, clear-thinking, courageous, gracious ambassadors for Christ. As I reflect during this time of year, I think about all that’s happened in my personal life and in the life of Stand to Reason. I’m thrilled to watch my daughters grow spiritually. I’m thrilled to see STR continue to have an amazing impact—especially among youth—changing lives in a way that you have had a hand in.
Can we trust that the inner voice in our head is God? COMMENTS Read more posts
Tim explains how caring for creation and loving people are intertwined. COMMENTS Read more posts
Today is Thanksgiving in Canada, and whether you celebrate it today or in November, if you are anything like me and my family, you will probably spend Thanksgiving weekend gathered around a table filled with delicious food and surrounded by your family and friends. One of our Thanksgiving family traditions is taking turns going around the table sharing one thing we are thankful for.
Is there a God-ordained correlation between natural disasters and sin? COMMENTS Read more posts
Quite often after I have given one of my talks, a few people in attendance will push through the crowd so they can talk to me one-on-one. My time at a recent conference was no exception. At this event I had a mother approach me with a concerned look in her eyes and a hint of frustration in her voice. She said, “I agree with everything you just said, but I have an unsaved son and he will not listen to me. I’ve given him good arguments for Christianity, but he refuses to believe. Where do I go from here?”
All human beings are made in the image of God and are therefore valuable ends in themselves, not just instrumental means to other ends that are valuable. I was taught an important lesson while doing a debate on relativism at the University of Washington in Seattle. My opponent was Clive, an M.A. Philosophy grad and former punk-rocker who worked on campus as a residence director. He was steeped in postmodernism. He was also an atheist.
A simple way to invest spiritually in the lives of your kids Here’s a clever drill I’ve stumbled upon that’s got to be the simplest, most efficient way to make a spiritual investment in the lives of your kids. I picked it up at my daughters’ classical Christian school where they use it to great effect.
If you’ve been to Starbucks lately, you might have noticed a new campaign to lift the consciousness of caffeinated patrons. Quotes from intellectual and spiritual virtuosi now grace their talls, ventis, and grandes “to get people talking,” their website says. Starbucks’ moments of truth might become one of yours, a pretext for friendly, thoughtful conversation that might turn into a divine appointment of sorts.
Challenge Gift Opportunity: Help STR equip even more Christian Ambassadors December 1, 2014 Sometimes innocuous, seemingly inconsequential things have the power to change the course of history. Did you know, for example, that for 150 years Christmas celebrations were banned in New England? And in the mid-17th century, Oliver Cromwell outlawed Christmas festivities in the British Isles? Violators were arrested, fined, and jailed.