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Christian Love Knows No Generation Gap

Christian Love Knows No Generation Gap By Rusty Benson Associate Editor, AFA Journal The final hymn had been sung, the benediction given, the postlude played, and the last huddles of people were a slow stream moving toward the sanctuary exit. I had just completed my final duty of the morning…

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America’s Christians – Ashamed and Afraid

America’s Christians – Ashamed and Afraid By David Jolly The state of the Christian church in America today is nothing like it was when I was young and the change is not a good one. When I was young, many Christians boldly stood up for Jesus Christ and their faith…

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Mothering Most-Assuredly Matters

Mothering Most-Assuredly Matters By Whitney White “Don’t waste your God-given talents.” That was the phrase I repeatedly heard during my teenage and college years when asked what I wanted to be. My answer was always the same. “I want to be a wife and mother.” Well-meaning school counselors, teachers, friends,…

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The Pursuit of Happiness

The Pursuit of Happiness By Laura Perry We are told in society that we need to be affirmed in order to be happy. We are told that when transgenders commit suicide it is because they were not affirmed and accepted as their chosen gender. If that is true, why are…

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A Praying Mother

A Praying Mother By Joseph Parker "For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted me my petition which I asked of Him. Therefore I also have lent him to the Lord; as long as he lives he shall be lent to the Lord. So they worshiped the Lord…

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A Vice Found in a ‘Safe Place’

A Vice Found in a ‘Safe Place’ By Wil Addison I don’t talk about what I’m about to share much; it’s not a highlight of my life, and as humans, we are generally fearful of sharing the things that don’t put us in a good light. But given the frequent…

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Walking Out Your Calling

Walking Out Your Calling By Joseph Parker "For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance" - (Romans 11:29) "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations" - (Jeremiah 1:5) Every year…

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“Go Pull a Switch” and the Decline of Society

"Go Pull a Switch" and the Decline of Society By Dr. Robert Youngblood When I broke the rules, when I crossed the line, it didn’t take me long to figure it out at Grandmother’s house. I think I only did that once (or got caught once). Slightly stooped in the…

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“Better Than I Deserve”

"Better Than I Deserve" By Dr. Robert Youngblood When I used to hear Dave Ramsey answer questions of “How are you?” from his callers with “Better than I deserve,” it used to irritate me. Maybe it was because of too much “pop psychology” and a former diet of self-esteem readings.…

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The Danger of Discontentment

The Danger of Discontentment By Darrell Harrison In 1985, Prince and The Revolution released the critically-acclaimed album Around the World in a Day. The album included two top-10 singles: “Raspberry Beret,” which peaked at number two in the United States, and “Pop Life,” which reached number seven. Though the somewhat…

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