Articles Tagged 'Hero'

Superman and Jesus?

Is there a link between our desire for Superman and our need for Jesus?

Rubel Shelly comments and describes the difference between Superman and Jesus.

The Core Necessity of Faith

Are you ready for the leap from the lion's head?

Ron Rose reminds us that imagination is vital for our faith and for living life to the full.

In a Dream

What do you do with your shattered dreams?

Phil Ware talks about the recurring phrase in Matthew 1 and 2, in a dream, and how God fills the empty spaces left behind by our broken dreams.

Not Quite as We Have Told It

It's not the road you think, but it's the destination you seek!

Phil Ware goes over a number of inaccuracies that have crept in to our telling of the story of Jesus at Christmas, but reminds us that the main thing is that Jesus came for everyone and the more we know the story, the more we know it is true.

The One Born in Bethlehem Can be Born in You

When was your last pause to reflect, rest, and renew?

Rick Brown gives some statistical data on Christmas shopping, historical data on the birth of Jesus, and some spiritual insight on how to keep from going under during the busy time we call Christmas.

Face of God?

How do we recognize God when He shows up in our world?

Phil Ware takes an incident of love and laughter with his foster grandson and learns a powerful insight into God, who chose to let us see his face and hear his voice in Jesus.

We Want Ike!

When giving up something is winning for everyone!

Rubel Shelly tells about the Ike story that touches the heart and reminds us what sports are supposed to be about.

Hardly a Hero

Come on, we can hold up someone better than this as a hero!

Rubel Shelly takes a high profile piece in the news and reminds all who the real heroes are among us.

Traveling Mercies: You've Got to Be Kidding Me!

I've bet you have had a bunch of these moments at Christmas!

Phil Ware writes about Christmas, Joseph and Mary, and the "You've got to be kidding me!" moments in the life of Jesus.

Spend it Well

Where will you spend your life?

Rubel Shelly talks about seeing life as small increments of cash that we can only spend a little at a time.

When Heroes Walk

Sometimes, it takes everything to just keep walking!

Phil Ware shares a message about hanging on and keeping on walking in the face of adversity, pain, hardship, and challenge.

The Unmentioned Essentials

Do you notice the folks around you who are the true heroes?

Phil Ware shares about two people passing from life and how their quiet lives of service were essential to the work of God's Kingdom.

Preparing for Heroism

Have you seen a hero lately?

Rubel Shelly reminds us the nature of heroism is about being diligent and faithful to our everyday tasks like Sully.

Star Bright

What difference does one twinkling star really make?

Phil Ware reflects upon the star the Magi saw and puts it in its context of astrologers from Iran who recognized Jesus as King of the Jews and the religious leaders among the Jews who tried to kill him.

Some Who Has Been There

Who is more super than Superman and yet doesn't possess his powers?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that Superman isn't really a model of a hero because he didn't have to worry about anything, but those of us who are mortal need heroes like Jesus and you!

Taking Note of a Hero's Death

Why do we honor celebrity above heroism?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that heroes should be honored and not celebrities and that we must practice to be a celebrity, because heroism is in all of us.

A Violent Grace

Now that the Christmas lights are put away, aren't you ready to meet the real Jesus?

The coming of Christ is a violent grace that heads to a violent end and if we listen to the birth stories of Jesus we can find there a real Savior who lived in our all too real world.

Straight Lines with Crooked Sticks

How in the world can you make something straight out of something crooked?

God can take broken, weak, and unfaithful people and make something meaningful and important out of their lives.

He Must Increase

What are you willing to do that only God knows?

The greatest is often not the one we think is most important, but the one who serves with the most selfless heart.

The Danger of Being Too Busy

Who are you judging before looking at your own life?

Before we criticize others for being too busy, maybe we ought to look at our own schedules!

Tribute to a Fallen Hero

Some people won't take the easy way!

Story of Pat Tillman losing his life and living life in his own unique way.