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What About Animals and Pets in Heaven?

September 22, 2017
Animals aren’t humans, but they have personalities and display love and affection, and God creates a great bond between us and them. I believe this love of animals is God-given, part of the way He wired us as stewards of His creation.

Readers' Responses to Picturing Heaven

September 20, 2017
I really love this coloring book devotional. The coloring pages are really pretty and intricate and they inspire me to grow closer to God. I'm very excited about my Heavenly home as a result of engaging with this wonderful book. -S.

No More Boredom

September 20, 2017
Sadly, even among Christians, it’s a prevalent myth that Heaven will be boring. Sometimes we can’t envision anything beyond strumming a harp and polishing streets of gold. We’ve succumbed to Satan’s strategies “to blaspheme God, and to slander his name and his dwelling place” (Revelation 13:6).

Increase Your Happiness by Enjoying God’s Creation

September 18, 2017
Since childhood, I’ve loved the stars. I loved them before I loved the God who made them. Loving God causes me to delight in the stars not less but more—partly because I can’t look at them without thinking of Him and partly because I know He loves His creation. When I enjoy the stars, I pay Him a compliment and join in His enjoyment.

Why Abortion Isn’t Just a Political Issue: the Profound Significance of Oregon’s New Law Mandating Taxpayer Funded Elective Abortions

September 15, 2017
Sadly, my home state of Oregon, which I love in so many ways, legalized abortion four years before Roe v. Wade, and we were the first state, in fact the first principality in the world to legalize physician assisted suicide. As if this weren’t enough for Oregon to be famous for, last month, Governor Kate Brown signed House Bill 3391, making Oregon the only state in the U.S. without any laws that restrict or limit abortion, and one of only a handful of states that chooses to use taxpayer money to pay for elective abortions. 

Why I Signed the Nashville Statement: It Speaks the Truth in Love about the Biblical View of Human Sexuality

September 13, 2017
If you follow social media and news online, you’ve likely heard about the Nashville Statement, put together by The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. Along with several dozen other Christian leaders, I’m one of the initial signatories of this statement, which seeks to provide a Christ-honoring and biblically faithful standard on homosexuality and transgenderism.

Escaping from the Love of Money

September 11, 2017
I greatly appreciate this short video from my good friend Tony Cimmarrusti, which is a challenge for all of us to live with an eternal perspective about the resources God gives us to manage.

Hope and Perspective When We’re Dealing with Doubt

September 8, 2017
In times of doubt, difficulty, and trials, our fundamental beliefs about God and our faith are revealed. So how can Christians find faith in the midst of doubt? How can they trust God’s plan when their lives seem out of His control, and prayers seem to go unanswered or, sometimes it feels, even unheard?