You’ve probably never heard the name “Hal Riney,” but he’s perhaps the most celebrated ad man in American history. Though Riney made an array of brands successful—he even helped Ronald Reagan get re-elected—there was a consistent thread in all his work: nostalgia. Riney sold products by connecting them with a vision of “the good life,” a time in the past when things were ...
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I know from personal experience the difficulty of battling depression, condemnation and anxiety. The fight can take many forms, ranging from legalism to thoughts of suicide. Whatever the case, it is all overwhelming.
Something happened in first-century Israel. That history forever bent around that particular time and place is historically undeniable. A pebble was dropped into a pond, one that is still producing ripples thousands of years and thousands of miles away.
As Easter approaches, our Fort Worth Home Groups pastor, Mason King, has written a unique blog post reflecting on Passover. This post is a work of creative writing, different from what we normally share. It is based on Exodus 11-12. We hope you enjoy it.
Ever since Johnny Carson, “The Tonight Show” has been a staple of late night television. Our grandparents invited Carson into their homes, our parents invited Leno, and now we welcome Jimmy Fallon every evening to commentate, interview and entertain.
If you are in an imperfect marriage, take heart; a lot of us other humans are, as well. Not one of us is able to overcome the brokenness in ourselves and in our spouse. It is only at a distance that we can possibly look at someone’s marriage and see pure nuptial bliss. The closer we get to a husband and wife, the more we see how self-centeredness and insecurity impact even the most honest and ...
I don’t know anyone who likes to be confronted. When I mess up, I mostly hope that nobody notices. And I certainly don’t get excited about sitting down over coffee with a friend who will remind me of what a sinner I am.
The books on my shelf speak to me. I can hear them whispering. Some of these books have been speaking to me for more than a decade. Our conversations are scribbled in the margins, and we often meet for coffee as I sit in my chair underneath the lamplight. These books answer questions, lead me to prayer, make me laugh and speak truth into my life.