20 Truths from Enter the Ring: Fighting Together for a Gospel-Saturated Marriage

20 Truths from Enter the Ring: Fighting Together for a Gospel-Saturated Marriage

Check out this new book from D.A. and Elicia Horton


1. Married Christians are often distracted by the fight going on around them. They’re allowing self-oriented priorities to dictate their marriage instead of the gospel. They’re choosing the world’s priorities instead of God’s. The world is going to keep fighting against our marriages. We need to choose to fight back—by choosing to live out the gospel with our spouses.

Fairness for FEMA Funds: FEMA Changes Its Disaster Rules for Churches

Fairness for FEMA Funds: FEMA Changes Its Disaster Rules for Churches

Churches are now eligible for disaster aid.


Many remember the three Texas churches that sustained structural damage during Hurricane Harvey who later sued the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for denying them disaster relief grants. The suit was heard in federal court and we finally have a result of sorts: FEMA has changed its policy.

I’m a Rural Pastor! What Now?

I’m a Rural Pastor! What Now?

Do not make any changes in the first year.


I’ll never forget the sunny day that Carole and I pulled into the parking lot of the Finchford Community Bible Church in Finchford, Iowa (population: 57) with all our possessions in the back of a small moving truck. About 30 smiling, friendly, and curious (“Oh! You like to fish!”) people helped us unload and settle into the parsonage. And they were calling me “Pastor Brian!”

Migrating into God’s Kingdom: A Testimony

Migrating into God’s Kingdom: A Testimony

In God, there is a unique identity for every immigrant.


I love being an immigrant.

I never thought I would say that but, in retrospect, I would never change what happened to me as a result of crossing the U.S. – Mexico border.

In one sense, the immigrant experience is very simple, really. To be an immigrant is to cross borders seeking to live in a land not your own.

One-on-One with Christine Caine on Her New Devotional

One-on-One with Christine Caine on Her New Devotional

"Unshakeable" joins "Unashamed," "Unstoppable," and "Undaunted."


Ed: First, tell us a little about your background.

Christine Caine: I was born and raised in Sydney, Australia, the daughter of Greek immigrants. If you have seen the movie “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” then you will know my Big Fat Greek Life.

The Gospel Turns the ‘Try Harder’ Mentality on Its Head

The Gospel Turns the ‘Try Harder’ Mentality on Its Head

Our own strength is insufficient to carry us to places of greater faith


It’s that time of year again—New Year’s resolution time, that is. Just as soon as we finish packing up the lights and de-cluttering our houses from all the Christmas cheer, we’ve moved on to our next task: setting goals.

Top 10 Posts of 2017

Top 10 Posts of 2017

Building Bridges of Witness in Turkey

Building Bridges of Witness in Turkey

To be Turkish is to be Muslim.


In the turbulent world of international politics, Turkey sits right in the middle. Here in the historic city of Istanbul, the stakes for one-upmanship are growing. On the day I arrived, the President of Turkey refused entrance to Americans.

There are times when my Canadian passport comes in handy.

Pushing into Places of Conflict for the Good of the Kingdom

Pushing into Places of Conflict for the Good of the Kingdom

Leadership requires a commitment to solving conflict.


There is a big difference between talking with someone and talking about someone. Yet Christian organizations, churches, and families are full of people talking behind each other’s backs. When conflicts arise—and they will—as leaders we frequently skirt around the necessity of dealing directly with each other.

My Story: From Prison to Freedom, and What I’ve Learned about the Promise of the Gospel

My Story: From Prison to Freedom, and What I’ve Learned about the Promise of the Gospel

Formerly incarcerated person pastors church in Orange County


When a publisher asked me, “Why would someone want to read a book written by you?” it took me longer to answer than I expected.

And my answer impacted my faith.

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