Many Americans are more worried about their reputation than their conscience.
They worry less about guilt and fear and more about avoiding shame, according to a new study from Nashville-based LifeWay Research.
Shame has become particularly powerful in American culture in the internet age, said Scott McConnell, executive director of LifeWay Research. A single mistake or embarrassing moment posted on social media can ruin a person’s life.
“What’s our biggest cultural fear? Shame,” he...
South Carolina's Grammy Nominated band NEEDTOBREATHE hooked me eleven years ago with their
major label debut Daylight, which featured the single "Shine On."
Since then, the band has somehow managed to improve with each album. They
earned an opening slot for Taylor Swift, played on late night television and
collaborated with Gavin DeGraw on one of their biggest hits to date,
Something I take immense joy in discovering with each new NEEDTOBREATHE release is the...
In my day job as the editor of The Englewood Review of Books, I’ve staked my life and work on the hope that reading carefully and well will undoubtedly transform us, reforming the ways that we think, talk about and live within this wondrous web of life that is God’s creation. To be a disciple is to be a learner, always growing and allowing God to gently mold our minds in the direction of Christ-likeness.
Here are seven books that have stretched my faith and helped me to grow deeper into...
Although Luke Caldwell has had the excitement and nerves that comes with five album releases as the frontman of both Grand Prize and Esterlyn, he's never experienced something a release quite like this.
The bespectacled frontman from Idaho finds the remodeling company he casually started with Clint Robertson the subject of a new reality television show on cable channel HGTV, titled Boise Boys, which premieres Sunday, May 21.
"I love how God directs our lives," Caldwell wrote in a post on...
Open my eyes to the great gift of joining Jesus Christ as he intercedes for all believers. Forgive me for taking for granted access I have to the throne of grace. Grant me a fresh vision of the Savior, that I might more often and more earnestly enter into this gift of prayer.
“Stand still” – keep the posture of an upright man, ready for action, expecting further orders, cheerfully and patiently awaiting the directing voice; and it will not be long ere God shall say to you, as distinctly as Moses said it to the people of Israel, “Go forward.”
The words of worship artist Dante Bowe's surprising breakout hit single, "Potter
and Friend," echo not only the truth expressed in Isaiah 61:8--"But
now, O LORD, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we
are all the work of your hand"--but the truth of restoration and hope
brought about in his life.
"Oh you take broken things and make them beautiful, oh you take broken things and make them whole again," resounds Bowe in the song's bridge. It's a statement...
Salt Lake City's nickname is "Crossroads of the West," and quickly emerging rock band Dream Collage hope the heritage sticks with their own aspirations. Bringing high-energy rock to Christian music from their Utah home, the band--Isaac David, Daniel Magana, Matthew Keller and Andrew Porter--is looking to surprise the industry by bringing unexpected sounds out of an unexpected place.
On the verge of releasing their debut project, Ripple Effect, frontman Isaac David answered 10 of my questions...
1 and 3/4 stick of butter
16 ounces dark brown sugar
half a can of pumpkin pie filling
2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cups chopped pecans
Dash of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon coffee extract
We’ll begin by mixing one and 3/4 sticks of softened butter and 16 ounces of brown sugar in our food processor. Once our sugar and butter are combined, we’ll add two eggs, half a can of pumpkin pie filling, 2 cups of all purpose flour, and 2 teaspoons of baking powder....
Father God, when we think our voices are so small and don't count, help us to remember that we are not alone. Use our prayers, rising from all over the world, and join them together to fulfill your purposes. Thank you for letting our prayers be a part of your big plans.
1 (9″) pie shell
1 and 1/2 cups mayonnaise
1 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 cups diced cooked chicken
1 and 1/2 cups celery (finely chopped)
1 bunch green onions (diced)
1/2 cup grated sharp cheese
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 cup crushed potato chips for topping
I’ve already baked a refrigerated pie crust per package instructions. Feel free to make your own pastry, if the mood strikes you, but it is just too easy.
Now, while the pie crust cools, I’m going to take a bowl and...
We love to divide people into groups, with labels that make us easy to understand. While this plays out in the Church, in politics and probably innumerable other spaces in our culture, a label millennials love to throw around is “creative.”
You’ve heard people refer to others as “creatives,” to themselves as “a creative” and various other versions. The opposite is true, too: If you’re not the type to consider yourself creative, you think of yourself as, well, not creative....
If the Lord Jehovah makes us wait, let us do so with our whole hearts; for blessed are all they that wait for Him. He is worth waiting for. The waiting itself is beneficial to us: it tries faith, exercises patience, trains submission, and endears the blessing when it comes. The Lord’s people have always been a waiting people
- Charles Spurgeon