Fear may fill the world but it doesn’t have to fill your heart. This sermon unpacks John 11:1-27 — it’s part 1 of the raising of Lazarus.
In a new and uncertain era, what is our stronghold and purpose? [Sermon]
Is it the dawn of a new, uncertain era? Are we in the ‘gray zone’? This sermon explores Jesus’ words at the Feast of Tabernacles in John 7:25-52 and some guidance for the road ahead.
What is media discernment? An interview with Adam Holz from Plugged In
What is media discernment? The task has never been so pressing, but many don’t know what it is. Adam Holz gives us some clarity. He is director of Plugged In, Focus on the Family’s entertainment and technology review website, visited monthly 1 million times.
In But Not Of The World [Sermon]
What does it mean to be “in” but not “of” the world? This message on James 4 explains it and offers some help.
Be the [counter-cultural] change [Sermon]
Have you heard it? “Be the change you want to see in the world.” But what KIND of change are we talking about as followers of Jesus?
Questions about Christmas
Originally posted on MatthewRuttan.com:
Some of you have questions about Christmas. But the season rushes at us with such fearsome fury that we do…
When does human life begin?
To explore this controversial question, I’ll look at the background in Canada and some biblical texts. What I say puts me in the minority, but I feel its the most loving approach for the most amount of people.
Big Hope in The Age of Melancholy [Podcast]
Psychologist Daniel Goleman describes our time as Age of Melancholy. He chronicles how depression, sadness, paralyzing listlessness, dejection, self-pity and overwhelming hopelessness plague more and
Did Jesus really exist? – My response to the strange claims of Maclean’s magazine
I’ve had a burden on my soul since Easter. That was when—just days prior to the biggest Christian holiday of the year—Maclean’s Magazine published an
What Makes People Happy?
What makes people happy? Presents? A thank you? A big bag of potato chips with zero calories? The answer will be different for different people. A
Is It Wrong to Celebrate Halloween?
Ghouls, goblins. And candy! For some people — not all — Halloween can cause mixed feelings because of its dark undertones. Er, overtones. I recall
5 High-Value Parenting Habits from my Parents’ Generation (That We Can Bring Back)
A parenting degree doesn’t exist. Nothing can prepare you. As social scientist William Doherty says, parenting is “a high-cost/high-reward activity.” There’s nothing like those wonderful giggles.
12 Trends In The Church Today
We’re not in Kansas anymore. That’s pretty obvious. But maybe that’s a good thing. Lately I’ve been doing a lot of research on what’s happening in today’s church.
Assisted Suicide: Is It Ethical? Or Murder? Or Both?
I know it’s a highly-charged topic. And it’s in the news. Recently CTV reported, “The Supreme Court of Canada has unanimously struck down the ban on
Creating Guidelines For Technology & Social Media (Before They Start to Sink You)
There is more technology in your smart phone than there was in the first Apollo spacecraft that went to the moon. I read that somewhere.
The Difference Between Being “Judgmental” and Using Judgment
“Don’t judge me!” You’ve heard it. I’ve heard it. Someone has judged you. Or you’ve been accused. Maybe you judge bikers as being of a
Preparing for Thanksgiving (In A Culture of “More! More! More!”)
“One day, a few days after the liberation, I walked through the country past flowering meadows, for miles and miles, toward the market town near
Is Anxiety Taking Over Society? Or You?
Have you been hijacked by anxiety? Or someone you care about? An unwelcome terrorist comes and goes playing with your peace? For those who know
Spiritual but not Religious?
Like me you’ve probably heard someone say they’re “spiritual but not religious.” Maybe it’s a friend; maybe it’s you. No one has told me they’re
What Does Our Culture Value?
What does our culture value? Or, for that matter, what do you value? I heard a story about a woman who had a family wedding ring she