One major way Christian self-help books damage you

By Elizabeth Prata "Christian" self-help books saturate the publishing market. Isn't the notion of Christian self-help an oxymoron? We can do all things...through Christ, who strengthens us. (Philippians 4:13). Apart from Him, we can do nothing. (John 15:5). Yet the books keep coming. Osteen, Hollis, Warren, Niequist, Lusko, Shirer, Meyer...all under the guise of helping …

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Prata Potpourri: Women’s Day, Fencing the Lord’s Table, Discernment thinking, Girl, again?? More…

By Elizabeth Prata My friend the school secretary related a cute story. One of the staff is retiring. The office personnel were congratulating him. A little student was nearby, and she was asked, 'He is retiring, do you know what retiring means?' She piped up, "Yes. It’s when you don’t actually quit your job, you …

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“If you’re physically able to attend your church on the Lord’s Day, and you choose not to, you’re sinning”

By Elizabeth Prata Recently I wrote about the importance of attending church regularly. (Popular blogger says you don't have to "do" church). I refuted her premise, which is summarized in her statement: It’s entirely okay to step out. She offers pious sounding reasons, but upon even a cursory examination of her 'reasons' that it's OK …

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