Friday Five Interview: Tricia Goyer

Tricia Goyer is a multi-published author and speaker. I got to know Tricia when my first book, Teen People of the Bible was released. Her career has really taken off since. Tricia is the author of 25 books, including historical and contemporary fiction as well as nonfiction. She has published over 300 articles for national…

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H is for Hope – FAITH Series

If there is one vital ingredient the Christian culture fails to instill in kids, it is hope. You don’t have to look very far to see that we live in a world devoid of hope. From the violent streets in our urban centers, to the staggering number of children abandoned and orphaned, to the increasing…

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T is for Truth – FAITH Series

You don’t have to be a cultural expert to know that we’re living in a post-modern era, where truth is relative and everyone’s beliefs hold equal merit. So the question for parents is how do we equip our children to be difference-makers in a world of shifting values? The answer is one word. Truth. Jesus…

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I is for Integrity – FAITH Series

This is part three of a five part series of devos featured by Mark Elfstrand on The Morning Ride on WMBI 90.1 FM Chicago Henry Clay said, “Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as that of character.” If there is one virtue we want to see…

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A is for Accountability – FAITH Series

This is part two of a series of devos featured by Mark Elfstrand on The Morning Ride on WMBI, 90.1 Chicago. Believe it or not, children want boundaries. They want rules. They want structure. They even want discipline. Of course, they’ll raise their hand at dinner time and ask you for this. But deep within…

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F is for Faithfulness – FAITH Series

This is part one of five devos featured on The Morning Ride with Mark Elfstrand. “Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart.” For most Christian parents, this verse in Proverbs 22:6 is a foundation stone of their home. But it’s a verse that…

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Awesome Men’s Conference

Hey guys, hurry up and register for this incredible men’s conference hosted by Gages Lake Bible Church. And don’t just do it because we’re going to enjoy Chicago’s very own, deep-dish Lou Malnati’s pizza. Do it because we’re going to hear from incredible speakers, like Mark Elfstrand, morning show host at WMBI 90.1 Chicago and…

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Tony or Rex

If you play sports, you just accept that there is a certain amount, well, actually an enormous level of testosterone. I spent a lot of time in the locker room, even in a Christian high school, and remember conversations I wouldn’t repeat at the dinner table. Guy talk. I was fortunate to have a Christian…

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Friday Five Interview – Colleen Coble

We’re privileged to interview  popular and bestselling author, Colleen Coble. Colleen writes romantic suspense and has won numerous awards across the publishing spectrum, including American Christian Fiction Writer’s Writer of the Year, Romance Writer’s of America, RITA award, the Holt Medallion, and many others. She has sold over 1 million books. 1) You have a…

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A Response to Rachel Held Evans

So right before my wife and I left for Colorado Springs for a pastoral retreat, I read Rachel Held Evans post on the blog at onFaith. I read it with interest, because it seemed to “represent” all next generation evangelicals. I wrote a response post questioning why the prolife cause has been so out of…

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Friday Five Interview – Tamela Hancock Murray

Tamela Hancock Murray is a great friend and . . . she happens to be my literary agent a really good one at that. She works with Hartline Literary Agency. She is very professional, loves Christ passionately, and really knows the industry. Most of all, she really understands her clients and helps to further them…

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Throwing the Prolife Baby Out with the Rhetorical Bathwater – A Response to Rachel Held Evans

I read with interest the semi-biographical piece written by Rachel Held Evans posted on the Washington Post’s On Faith blog. Like Evans, I’ve grown up in the evangelical Christian subculture and have experienced its excesses. Like Evans, I’m a thirty-something Christian communicator who probably sees the world a bit different than previous generations. Like Evans,…

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