In Scott Eyman’s thorough biography, the actor comes across as a man who hid behind his debonair persona, to the detriment of his relationships.

The story of the first all-black high school rowing team, a history of swimming, and Lou Gehrig’s “lost” columns offer compelling reads for summer.

This is the one-hundred-second lesson in author and pastor Mel Lawrenz’ How to Live the Bible series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, they can get more info and sign up to receive these essays via email here. Mel Lawrenz will be offering daily online ministry during this health crisis. Sign up here. There is a story of a shepherd named Gyges who found a magic gold ring which had the power to turn him invisible. He discovered its power quite by accident when he was sitting with…

According to a Gallup poll, 72% of Americans believe the state of moral values in the USA is getting worse. In a world of social media snapshots and sound bites, unseen personal character seems to take a back seat to glamorized material success, no matter what it takes to achieve it. Bible Gateway interviewed James Merritt (@drjamesmerritt) about his book, Character Still Counts: It Is Time to Restore Our Lasting Values (Harvest House Publishers, 2020). [Browse resources by James Merritt in the Bible Gateway Store] Why do you believe a character deficit exists today? James Merritt: Both by research and…

Kingdom Character: How to be Faithful to the End (Part 1 of 3) The most difficult person that I will ever have to lead is myself. That person is a package of impressive strengths mingled with equally great insecurities, wounds, and inconsistencies, all judiciously packaged, as best as we know how, to project the best possible public face. All the while fully aware of the concealed brokenness inside the box. And that brokenness, if not restored, will be our undoing. We have all watched the lives of public figures unravel as their weaknesses are exhibited in real time across every…

A little over seven years ago in May 2012, I graduated from seminary with my second Master’s Degree. Since that time, I’ve been applying to a variety of pastor positions to no avail. While I’ve had a lot of interviews, none of them have resulted in me receiving a call from a local church.   In the meantime, I’ve served in the local church in a variety of roles since graduating high school almost two decades ago. Presently, I serve as a writer, editor, podcaster, and speaker living in Southern California.  Waiting on God is challenging, frustrating, and painful. See, our flesh and…

A new scoring metric by the College Board will help the admission of more disadvantaged applicants by highlighting those who defy their social or economic hardships.