Late last month, Columbia Records released All Things Work Together, the latest offering from Christian hip-hop artist Lecrae. Popular among young evangelicals for putting theologically sound rhymes over catchy and well-composed beats, Lecrae has been working to move toward a more mainstream audience over the past few years. That work paid off when, in 2016, he signed a distribution deal with a major record label, Columbia Records.
This is Lecrae’s first album on Columbia, and he...
½ pound chickpeas, soaked or 2 cans drained and rinsed
16 oz crushed tomatoes w/ basil
2 c. veggie broth or water
1 t. coconut or brown sugar
1 t. balsamic vinegar
2 T. dried minced onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups small tomatoes, whole (I used 8-9 campari tomatoes ) or 16 oz of canned whole tomatoes
8 pieces of bread, (I used Ezekiel Sprouted Whole Grain bread)
Olive Oil for brushing bread
Salt & Pepper
Optional Garnish of Caramelized Balsamic Onions
1 onion, sliced
1 T. Olive Oil
As psychiatrist Curt Thompson has written, “To be human is to be vulnerable.” Suffering disinters vulnerability, illuminating a feature of our humanity we’d often rather ignore.
Some of us are forced to confront our vulnerability when tragedy strikes, when natural disasters hit, or when relationships crumble. For me, vulnerability crept up from within my own flesh and bone. Nearly nine years ago I became ill with a disease that would come to dominate my adult life. Everything turned out...
1 Vidalia onion, peeled and sliced into strips
1 red pepper (washed, cored, and sliced into strips)
1 yellow pepper (washed, cored, and sliced into strips)
1 green pepper (washed, cored, and sliced into strips)
Fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 box Penne Pasta
2 Cups Store bought Mariana sauce
½ cup grated Monterey Jack
½ cup grated mozzarella
2 cups frozen peas, thawed
1 cup grated Parmesan
2 tablespoons butter
¼ cup olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
I’ve gotten us started by prepping our peppers. I’ve...
Have you ever felt unsure of what to do as you watched a friend grieve a loved-one? My wife recently lost a cousin in a tragic car accident.
Almost five years ago, four days before my wedding, my mom was also killed in a tragic accident. This was the second funeral I attended since mom’s, and each time I found myself at a loss for what to do.
You would think it would come easy for me, since I know what grief is like. But it’s almost as if because I know what it’s like, I find myself more...
Before their game against the Carolina Panthers this week, members of the Philadelphia Eagles gathered around their hotel’s pool, and prayed together as wide receiver Marcus Johnson was baptized.
Along with a picture, he tweeted, “First time being Baptized! Corporate Worship is a beautiful thing!! Cleansed & Reborn in JESUS name!! #WholeHeartedly”
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2 cups sugar
2 sticks butter, melted
4 tablespoons cocoa
1 and ½ cup self-rising flour
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups chopped pecans (optional)
Second layer: 2 cups small marshmallows
1 box powdered sugar
4 tablespoons cocoa
½ stick butter, melted
½ cup Coffeemate vanilla creamer
We’ll begin by creaming four eggs with two cups of sugar. Then we’ll stir in 2 sticks melted butter, one and half cups flour, four tablespoons cocoa and 2 tsp. vanilla. Mix and pour into a greased 9×13 baking dish....
Well, the debate about taking a knee just took an odd turn.
Last Sunday, after players at an Indianapolis Colts home game chose to kneel during the national anthem, Vice President Mike Pence decided to walk out of the game. On social media, President Trump signaled that, perhaps, this was a planned walkout designed to rebuke the players for their protest.
And so our country goes further into the rabbit hole of a debate over patriotism.
And we go further down the rabbit hole of missing the whole...
Do not worry! Earthly goods deceive the human heart into believing that they give it security and freedom from worry. But in truth, they are what cause anxiety. The heart which clings to goods receives with them the choking burden of worry. Worry collects treasures, and treasures produce more worries.
2 lb, ~ 6 c. butternut squash, cut into small cubes (Found
mine pre-cubed at Costco)
4 T. butter (I used Earth Balance coconut spread)
2 T. sugar (I used coconut sugar)
1 package Krusteaz Pumpkin Spice Quick Bread Mix
1 c. water
1/3 c. oil
Optional toppings: Crushed gingersnaps or nuts (pecans or almonds), whipped cream or ice cream.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In an 8 1/2 x 11 cake pan, mix butternut squash, butter, and sugar.
Bake squash for 15 minutes. Meanwhile...
Teen rebellion is seen as a cultural norm, but is it really? Or is it more that youthful rebellion is not properly understood, especially within the Christian environment?
Bible Gateway interviewed Rebecca Gregoire Lindenbach (@LifeAsADare) about her book, Why I Didn’t Rebel: A Twenty-Two-Year-Old Explains Why She Stayed on the Straight and Narrow–and How Your Kids Can Too (Thomas Nelson, 2017).
Why is teenage rebellion against parents accepted to be normal?
Title of your most recent book:
Who is the book primarily for?
Readers of all ages, who want to read an uplifting Christmas story.
What do you love to write and what inspired you to start?
I mostly love to write fiction. Probably because I’m a storyteller at heart. My love of writing and the challenge of storytelling probably influenced me to get serious about my writing early on—and it’s probably the same thing that motivates me all these years and books...
Ed: When talking about mental health, I often think of Galatians 6:2: “Carry one another’s burdens.” I know we want to be a caring church, but I think a lot of churches don’t know how to be a carrying church. Why should we carry the burden of people who are living with mental illness or considering suicide?
Kay: The obvious reason is because Jesus cares about them and he walked alongside people in their most desperate times. When people were cast out by society, like the...
As a closet Eeyore, praise does not come naturally for me. But over the years I’ve developed it as a habit . . . singing, humming, quietly thanking God throughout the day. Why? Because it focuses me on the real Truth of who He is, and not the false truth of situations.
But what if I don’t feel like praising Him, doesn’t that make me a hypocrite? Not at all. It doesn’t matter what my uninformed mind thinks or my fickle emotions feel; God’s sovereignty and love are the...
In conjunction with the release of his new book, Shaken: The Young Reader’s Edition – Fighting to Stand Strong No Matter What Comes Your Way (WaterBrook, September 12, 2017), Heisman Trophy winner, former NFL quarterback and now professional baseball player Tim Tebow is launching a book report contest that is running from September 26, 2017, through January 8, 2018. Aimed at youth ages 10 to 15 years old, this contest encourages reading and writing and reminds them of their identity in...