‘My Fear Isn’t Dying, It’s Leaving My Wife Behind’: Tim Keller Speaks Out following Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis

'My Fear Isn't Dying, It's Leaving My Wife Behind': Tim Keller Speaks Out following Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis Pastor and Best-selling author Tim Keller is sharing how life has changed for him and his wife Kathy after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer back in June, Christian Today reports.In an interview with HTB Pastor Nick Gumbel,... Read more

Tim Keller says his ‘biggest fear’ isn’t dying from cancer but leaving his wife behind

Pastor Tim Keller is fighting pancreatic cancer(Facebook/Timothy Keller)Tim Keller, who is battling pancreatic cancer, has opened up with HTB pastor Nicky Gumbel about how the diagnosis has changed him and wife Kathy. "The Meaning of Marriage" author was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in June and has since undergone chemotherapy.  At the time of his diagnosis, Keller... Read more

Why ‘mobilisation’ isn’t the best word to use in the mission context

(Photo: Unsplash/Jacek Dylag)Mission agencies and their representatives like to talk about mobilisation. It is a broad-reaching term which includes recruiting actual missionaries, but also encouraging people to pray for mission, to give financially or to get involved in supporting mission work in a variety of other ways. And I wish they would stop it! The... Read more

American Capitalism Has Biblical Roots, Wall Street Veteran Says: ‘Wealth Isn’t a Curse’

American Capitalism Has Biblical Roots, Wall Street Veteran Says: 'Wealth Isn't a Curse' Capitalism has been assailed by seemingly every segment of society in recent weeks from the Vatican down to the halls of D.C. but a nearly 40-year Wall Street veteran says American capitalism is the best economic system because it has roots in... Read more

Loving Difficult Neighbors Isnt Optional

Much like family, we dont choose our neighbors. Depending on the situation, this can be delightful or dreadful. But even when its dreadful, Jesus commands us to love our neighbors. Yes, but . . . [enter reason you shouldnt love your neighbor here]. I fear that, like the ancient school of Hillel, we whip up... Read more

When Gods Answer Isnt What You Were Anticipating – Girlfriends in God – October 28, 2020

October 28, 2020When Gods Answer Isnt What You Were AnticipatingSharon JaynesTodays TruthAs the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.  Isaiah 55:9 NIVFriend to FriendWhen I was eight years old, my prized possession was a collie dog named, what else, Lassie. Lassie... Read more

Pastor John Piper Explains Why He Isn’t Voting for Trump or Biden

Pastor John Piper Explains Why He Isn't Voting for Trump or Biden John Piper suggested in a new piece for his site, Desiring God, that he may not be voting for Donald Trump or Joe Biden in the presidential election.I think it is a drastic mistake to think that the deadly influences of a leader... Read more

Trusting God is good, even when life isn’t

(Photo: Unsplash/Aperture Vintage)If you're anything like me, you desperately want to trust God. You know you should trust Him with everything and more than anything right now, you need to trust Him. But when the rubber hits the road and you get the call from the doctor, discover your teen is cutting, or your brain's spinning with worry,... Read more

The New You Isnt the Answer

When life doesn’t turn out the way we want, the relentless quest for both self-acceptance and self-perfection leads some people to retreat and consider starting over. It’s time for a new design. The “look in” approach to life that prioritizes looking inside yourself to discover who you are, your true self, your desires, your dreams,... Read more

Why All Letters Matter isnt a Good Response to Red Letter Christians

All lives dont matter! shouted the speaker at the Black Lives Matter protest. I felt my body tense. Until, continued the speaker after a pause, black lives matter! What a rhetorical coup. By saying it that way the speaker reminded us that we are in a story. We are in a wider context. Black lives... Read more

When You Are Enough Simply Isnt Enough

These days there is a mantra were meant to take up. As we look in the mirror, or scroll through Instagram, or compare the store-bought snacks we brought for the team to the homemade goodies brought by another family, were told to say to ourselves, until we believe it: You are enough. Its an attractive... Read more

Discernment Isn’t Optional for Christians | RELEVANT

Discernment is an acknowledgement that we dont live in a perfect world, but a broken one. Gods creation is shot through with both beauty and death, so it is a gift from the Creator that he teaches his image-bearers to judge the difference. That first indulgence in the Garden, you might say, was a sin... Read more

Cuties Isnt the Problem: Our Cultural Addiction to the Sexualization of Minors – Christ and Pop Culture

Every other Tuesday inStoried,K. B. Hoyleexplores the ways our cultural narratives act on us individually and in society as a whole. Cuties is the story of Amy, an 11-year-old Senegalese Muslim girl living in Paris. Amy, like most 11-year-olds, wants to fit in with her peers, but being from an immigrant family and a religious... Read more

Let’s not pretend this season isn’t tough

(Photo: Unsplash/ToaHeftiba)September always feels like the start of a new season holidays are over, schools are open and we go again. This season, though, feels a bit ill-fitting. We had a holiday, which we were very grateful for, but not as much time off as we'd normally have as part of the many who've been... Read more

It ‘Isnt Fair’: Female Athletes Ask Court to Uphold Idaho Law Banning Boys in Girls Sports

It 'Isnt Fair': Female Athletes Ask Court to Uphold Idaho Law Banning Boys in Girls Sports Two Idaho State University female athletes filed an appeal Wednesday in defense of an Idaho state law that prevents biological males who identify as female from competing on girls or womens teams.A federal judge last month overturned the law,... Read more

Jesus Isn’t on the Ballot. That Doesn’t Mean Christians Can Opt Out.

It started in 2004 as a little Bible study looking at the political implications of Jesus teaching and the social dimensions of the gospel. Four years later, during the 2008 presidential election, I published a book with Chris Haw called Jesus for President and took the movement out on a national tour, traveling through nearly... Read more

Gods Voice Isnt as Hidden as You Think

Many non-Christians have argued that if God were real, he would speak audibly or show himself to those who ask. Atheist Bertrand Russell was once asked what he would say to God if he faced him in the next life. Russell’s response: God, you gave us insufficient evidence. Non-Christians aren’t the only ones who struggle... Read more

Theology isn’t only for pastors and scholars

(Photo: Unsplash/Hannah Busing)Churchgoing isn't as popular as it once was, but many people may still be open to learning about the Christian perspective of God, says Ligonier Ministries CEO Chris Larson.  Larson said while there was widespread "illiteracy" about the nature of God as revealed in the Bible, and a "worldwide theological famine", the findings... Read more

Self-Love Isnt Enough

I wasnt sure what I was getting into when I cracked open conservative political commentator Allie Beth Stuckeys book You Are Not Enough (And Thats Okay): Escaping the Toxic Culture of Self-Love. You may know Stuckey as a contributor at The Blaze, and someone who, according to her bio, speaks to . . . Republican... Read more

John Lewis’ Fight for Justice Isn’t Over | RELEVANT Magazine

Rep. John Lewis has lived at the forefront of Americas fight for racial justice for the past half-century. He was the leader of more than 600 peaceful protests in Alabama and has been arrested more than 40 times. From being the youngest speaker at the 1963 March on Washington, to serving more than 30... Read more

White Christians, Being ‘Woke’ Isn’t the Point | RELEVANT Magazine

White Christians need to confront the motivations that fuel the desire to be “woke.” I dont think that most of us who are white see how big of a problem this assumption of being woke is, which is why we dont spend the necessary time engaging in introspection and self-reflection. Why do we want... Read more

Why isn’t spiritual health and fitness taken seriously?

(Photo: Unsplash/Alex Bracken)When the coronavirus pandemic forced the UK into lockdown, many people sought new ways to keep physically and mentally fit to combat the consequences of sedentary living and isolation. That caused a surge in sales of dumbbells, yoga mats and online fitness programs; and a boom in subscriptions of Zoom, Netflix and online... Read more

2084 Isnt That Far Away

When you read or hear about artificial intelligence (AI), you probably have one of two reactions: fear of the unknown or some level of disregard because of other seemingly more pressing issues. Both reactions are understandable. AI seems like a far off, futuristic technology that doesn’t yet affect daily life. In reality, though, AI is... Read more

Conflict Isnt Always Bad

When the COVID-19 crisis hit, it caused a mixed reaction in relationships. Added time together has helped some people and strengthened some marriages. But others found close relationships more difficult. I’ve heard of several reports of increased quarreling, fighting, abuse, and separation/divorce. And Im afraid weve only seen the beginning of many relational problems connected... Read more

‘Protesting Isn’t Going Change Anybody,’ Only Jesus Can, Texas Man Professes

'Protesting Isn't Going Change Anybody,' Only Jesus Can, Texas Man Professes One man from Texas is calling for a change in America that goes beyond protesting.Jerry Roberts, who works as a facilities maintenance manager at a farm in Texas, recently shared a message titled What are you talking about? on his Facebook page... Read more

JK Rowling fights back against ‘transphobic’ accusations: ‘It isn’t hate to speak the truth’

British writer JK Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series of books, poses during the launch of new online website Pottermore in London, England on June 23, 2011.REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett/File PhotoThe author of the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling, is facing intense backlash online for reiterating that biological sex is real, comments many are now deeming... Read more

What If Marriage Isn’t Making Me As Holy As I Had Hoped? – Tim Challies

He told me he knew that marriage was designed not to make him happy, but to make him holy. He had accepted the wisdom in the phrase, and there is certainly an element of truth behind it: Marriage really can serve as a significant means of sanctification in the life of the believer and it... Read more

When Motherhood Isnt Enough

I dont even know who I am anymore, I said through tears as my infant twins screamed down the hall of our cramped apartment. Just a few months earlier, I couldnt imagine anything other than being their mother. I waited a long time to get pregnant with them, going to the office every day as... Read more

Why 1 Corinthians 13 Isnt Just for Weddings

Every year around this time, I buy a bag of those heart-shaped confections, the ones stamped with affectionate sayings: Be mine, One and Only, and xoxo. With Valentines Day around the corner, many of us scramble to purchase treats, make dinner reservations, order bouquets, and find just the right greeting card for loved ones. Its... Read more