Christian artist Matt Maher was just announced as a performer and celebrity at Festival of Families, The World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia 2015 with Pope Francis next Saturday, September 26 on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
Jesus commanded his followers to roll away the stone. Two thousand years later Jesus commands us to love the unlovable and love the people that are beyond loving. And we argue with him.
If someone asked you describe the voice of God, what would you say? I’ve heard it said that the starting reference point of your relationship with your heavenly Father is the relationship you’ve had with your earthly one.
Oscar Wilde was a controversial figure. Before his deathbed conversion to Christ, the playwright, poet and aesthetic represented not only a voice of a period of time but he represented a voice of culture that some would say finds itself at odds with Christianity. Yet he still had the God-given wisdom to make many beautiful and pointed statements, the chief of them being that, “Every saint has a past every sinner has a future.”
If you traveled far enough in space you would start to hear radio transmissions from decades ago. If you traveled far enough out you would encounter the first television broadcast that is still shooting out into space.
Imagine thinking that there is nothing impossible in the world because you are walking with the Son of God, in the flesh. Then He dies! Imagine the feeling of endless possibility just drifting away because He died.
Who fights your battles? Are you an only child? Or do you have an older brother or sister? Or are you an older sibling? If one of your family members, or if you were getting picked on, would there be someone to stand up for you?
What does it mean to believe in something? What does it mean to have faith? Is faith a choice? Is faith something you can choose to do even when you’re in the midst of a struggle? Is faith like choosing to be happy?