Blog entries tagged Christian News


1. The Coming Evangelical Divide

June 17, 2014

A few years ago I would have thought that most evangelicals would stay true to the biblical teaching about marriage. Today I will hedge my bets on that issue. The evangelical movement is about to divide. You can’t straddle the fence forever.

2. John Stott Dies at 90

July 30, 2011

John Stott, the greatly-loved British pastor, author and evangelical leader, died earlier this week at the age of 90. In reading some of the tributes published about him, I was struck by the repeated references to his humility, a character trait that seems in short supply today. Through his more than 50 books and hundreds of sermons, and through hi...

3. Q and A video – Should Christians Be Involved in Politics?

August 30, 2010

The last election was mean-spirited and it was hard to discern between truth and lies. Should Christians separate from political activism and focus on “Christian work” instead?

4. New video – Where does the world stand in the light of Bible prophecy?

July 28, 2010

A few weeks ago, I was conducting an “Ask Pastor Ray” session at Cannon Beach Conference Center. One of the questions I received was “Where does the world stand in the light of Bible prophecy?“.This is a question many people are asking in these uncertain times! 2 Timothy 3:1 says that in the last days “terrible&rd…

5. Listen to our radio interview with Franklin Graham

May 22, 2010

On the Friday edition of “Today’s Issues,” Tim Wildmon and I interviewed Franklin Graham about his father’s new book Storm Warning, which discusses the Second Coming and current events. Franklin also gave us an update on his father’s health and also talked briefly about the three Samaritan’s Purse workers who w...

6. Updated Resources

April 23, 2009

A few months ago we opened a no-frills section of the website called Recommended Resources. I call it no-frills because there are no pictures or other fancy designs. If you click on the link, you will see what I mean. We have gathered on one page some of our favorite online resources. We start with a section called Bible Study Resources for those p...

7. I’m Glad Rick Warren Said Yes

December 20, 2008

All in all, I’m glad Barack Obama invited Rick Warren to lead the opening prayer at next month’s presidential inauguration. I say that even though I share some of the reservations raised by other evangelicals. But weighing everything, I’m glad that the president-elect asked him, and I’m glad Rick Warren said yes. Here’...

8. Facebook Rules the World

December 13, 2008

I used to say that bloggers rule the world, but that was so last year. Time to get over it and move on to the latest and greatest, by which I mean of course having a page on Facebook...

9. Put Marriage in Your Church Constitution

June 3, 2008

How should evangelical churches respond to the growing movement toward same-sex marriage? Here’s one answer. Put a statement about marriage in your church constitution.

10. Dog Quotes

February 10, 2006

10:44 AM Judy Bowles sent along a link to Steve Staint’s website promoting “micro-enterprises” for indigenous people groups that have been reached by the gospel become economically independent. This site also provides links for people who want to know what God has done in the Waodani tribe since the five missionaries ...

11. Time to Go to China

January 14, 2006

7:13 PM The weather in Buffalo changed dramatically overnight. A cold front hit, dropping temps into the low 20s. The day started with rain that turned to blowing snow and ice. The low tonight should be around 17.7:06 PM Last year I made a list of all the last-second things that had to be done before leaving for China the n ...

12. Buffalo in January

January 13, 2006

3:46 PM I’m writing this note from the lobby of the Holiday Inn somewhere east of Buffalo, New York. Buffalo in January is supposed to be cold and snowy. Very snowy. Not this year. The weather here is a lot like Tupelo, a little colder but not much. I didn’t see a bit of snow on the ground as the plane landed.I& ...

13. Packing for China

January 12, 2006

6:54 PM We’re in the countdown for our China trip. Here’s the latest Beijing weather forecast. That’s a lot colder than Tupelo. We heard (via IM from Mark) that Nick arrived in China early this morning. But he forgot to pack his shoes and his winter coat. So he’s wearing moccasins and a sweater, head ...

14. Interview on WMBI Tomorrow Morning

January 11, 2006

5:17 PM Just found out that I will be interviewed by Mark Elfstrand tomorrow morning on WMBI, 90.1 FM, at 7:45 CDT.

15. Another Brother Joins the Ranks

January 10, 2006

4:20 PM Nancy Pearcey explains why intelligent design will win.3:56 PM God at work on the other side of the world . . . Another brother was added to the ranks tonight . . . A guy we’ve met with for two or three times was the only one to come, and we were going to give the bridge the gap speech to everyone to ensure t ...

16. Countdown to China

January 9, 2006

7:12 PM Special thanks to Randy Birkey and the team at for developing the Keep Believing site over the last few months. Since late September my main weblog has been on the Crosswalk website. Over the next few weeks, I’m going to migrate the daily weblog to this website. But it will take a while to make the ...

17. The Wild Boys

January 8, 2006

Dudley and Nick—the Wild Boys

18. Does God Hear Hindu Prayers?

January 7, 2006

I have a friend whose mother has recently been diagnosed with cancer. My friend has an acquaintance who said she would offer prayers for her mother. There is only one problem. The acquaintance is Hindu. She is going to go to the Hindu temple to offer prayers to one of the Hindu gods (there are hundreds of thousands, maybe m ...

19. Peanut Brittle for Dessert

January 6, 2006

3:45 PM Our final Christmas present arrived today, and it was a happy surprise. Wayne Watkins sent us a big tin of his incomparable, delectable, totally awesome, homemade peanut brittle. I never even liked peanut brittle until Wayne started giving us some of his about ten years ago. Now I’m addicted, but only to Wayne ...

20. Don’t Click Here

January 5, 2006

1:01 PM We leave for China in ten days.1:00 PM Check out the button to the left that says Don’t Click Here.11:04 AM While surfing the Internet, I found a weblog called A Day in the Life of Three Bassets.

21. Tuesday, January 27, 2004

January 27, 2004

11:13 AM Here's the latest news: Today is Cliff Raad's 80th birthday! I knew he was having a big celebration later this week, but when I got to church, I discovered that this very day is his birthday. We had a party for him at the staff meeting. He sat in his customary chair at the top of the circle. Cliff is our "Grand O...

22. Thursday, May 29, 2003

May 29, 2003

For those who haven’t heard, this coming Sunday is “Backwards Sunday” at Calvary. We’re reversing the usual order of worship. That means I’ll be up preaching five minutes after the start of each service. The sermon comes first, followed by music, the offering, the Lord’s Supper, and a time of response. We’re doing it th...

23. Tuesday, May 27, 2003

May 27, 2003

Had lunch with John Armstrong, president of Act 3. John is the author of The Catholic Mystery, a thoughtful treatment of what evangelicals and Catholics believe in common and the areas where they differ.…

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