• Church

    A New New Year’s Tradition

    Rusty Benson | 12/30/2016 9:39:49 AM
    New lyrics set to an old, familiar tune urge God’s people to consider the glory of Christ preeminent in all things past, present, and future.
  • Bible

    Tattoos, ’taters, and trials

    Rusty Benson | 12/14/2016 10:07:19 AM
    As followers of Jesus, we can never let politics, personal preferences, or tattoos close the door on a relationship.
  • Government

    War and Home

    Rusty Benson | 12/7/2016 10:39:47 AM
    On this 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, we must remember that the mind-numbing numbers of lives lost and changed during World War II represent real people made in the image of God.
  • Bible

    Warning: You Could Be on a Downward Slide

    Rusty Benson | 8/5/2016 12:03:44 PM
    This blogger offers advice on how to resist a downward slide in old age by admitting and confronting our own ability to sin while gratefully embracing the ordinary means of God's grace.
  • Bible

    Ordinary Grace

    Rusty Benson | 7/25/2016 12:30:49 PM
    What does the announcement of Paul Simon's retirement have to do with a book written by seminary professor Michael Horton? This blogger discusses how God connects the two in his life to make a profound spiritual application.
  • Church

    The Good Old Days Reconsidered

    Rusty Benson | 7/22/2016 11:26:21 AM
    This blogger makes a startling point about the present state of America compared with the state the country was in when he was a child. Perhaps the two aren't so different after all.
  • Bible

    All in Him

    Rusty Benson | 7/14/2016 12:32:59 AM
    Today's hardships are the rugged pathways to tomorrow's blessings.
  • News

    Remembering On Memorial Day

    Rusty Benson | 6/1/2016 9:10:35 AM
    Faithfully keeping memories alive about those who served is an essential part of keeping our history and heritage as well as ensuring a thriving future.
  • Church

    When Crow Pie Tastes Good

    Rusty Benson | 5/10/2016 9:14:10 AM
    Often good parenting results from navigating through the most difficult situations with our kids.
  • Bible

    Come, Eat, Delight

    Rusty Benson | 3/11/2016 11:04:33 AM
    A look at Isaiah 55 reveals why the world, in all its beauty and appeal, was never intended to be our savior. Rather the creation points us to the Creator - the only One who can satisfy our deepest need.
  • Media

    Recast Parables Point to Bible

    Rusty Benson | 10/26/2015 10:29:33 AM
    Filmmaker retells biblical parables in a modern context while remaining true to the original text.
  • Media

    Excellence That Can’t Be Denied

    Rusty Benson | 10/20/2015 4:43:16 PM
    Several Christian musicians are proclaiming the gospel with excellence in places that hold great sway in our culture.
  • Church

    Grace Unknown

    Rusty Benson | 10/19/2015 12:26:59 PM
    A Christian finds herself in the midst of a real life parable as both the rescuer and the rescued.
  • Christian Persecution

    Pray for Umpqua

    Rusty Benson | 10/12/2015 1:08:45 PM
    Blogger urges Christians to join him in praying for the families of those martyred on the campus of Umpqua Community College.
  • Election

    What Is a Christian?

    Rusty Benson | 9/17/2015 10:02:16 AM
    In the 2016 election, Christian faith and practice are working their way to the forefront. Rusty Benson brings some clarity to the issue of what being a Christian means.
  • Church

    Songs for Life

    Rusty Benson | 9/4/2015 2:29:52 PM
    Good Christian music honors God and elicits worship.
  • Christian Persecution

    1956: Life Covers Deaths

    Rusty Benson | 8/27/2015 1:25:09 PM
    A reminder that Christian faith and practice isn't always centered and focused on this world and life.
  • Christian Persecution

    How Should We Then Live

    Rusty Benson | 8/7/2015 1:34:05 PM
    What is the right Christian response to the SCOTUS marriage decision and its implications for holding on to biblical beliefs about marriage?
  • Bible

    Bebo and the Glories of God

    Rusty Benson | 7/30/2015 8:57:02 AM
    God has put examples and reminders of His love all around us.
  • Church

    Sometimes, Love Requires Laying Aside Liberty

    Rusty Benson | 6/26/2015 7:45:08 AM
    Laying aside "rights" to be mindful of others is the truest sense of Christian liberty.
  • Millennials

    Nothing to Fear from Millennials

    Rusty Benson | 5/21/2015 8:47:58 AM
    The future of the Christian church is in trouble, and here’s why: Millennials.
  • Media

    A Treasure Waiting to be Found

    Rusty Benson | 5/11/2015 2:49:58 PM
    A word of encouragement to delve into the beauty of "Logic on Fire." A documentary on the life of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones.
  • Bible

    The Lord's Prayer and Praying About Same-Sex Marriage

    Rusty Benson | 4/28/2015 8:23:20 AM
    In times of great tension, blogger reminds us of the value and importance of the Lord's Prayer.
  • Church

    All in Him

    Rusty Benson | 4/10/2015 12:56:12 PM
    Today's hardships are the rugged pathways to tomorrow's blessings.
  • Church

    My Easter Top 10

    Rusty Benson | 4/1/2015 11:24:39 AM
    AFA Journal writer points out the beauty and sacredness of music centered on Christ's Passion and Resurrection.
  • Finance

    Mr. Einstein...I Beg to Differ

    Rusty Benson | 3/11/2015 7:29:09 AM
    Author offers biblical and practical hope for those under financial strains and pressure.
  • Church

    The Shoepeg Corn Syndrome

    Rusty Benson | 3/9/2015 7:33:42 AM
    AFA Journal author blogs about simplifying life's priorities.
  • Bible

    A Devotional Worth Discovering

    Rusty Benson | 3/6/2015 9:12:18 AM
    Rusty Benson on the importance of daily devotions with a shout out to one in particular.
  • Church

    When Crow Pie Tastes Good

    Rusty Benson | 2/20/2015 12:41:12 PM
    Often good parenting results from navigating through the most difficult situations with our kids.
  • Church

    Turn, Turn, Turn

    Rusty Benson | 10/13/2014 7:25:30 AM
    Remember record albums? I miss them.
  • Sanctity of Life

    To douse or not to douse

    Rusty Benson | 9/3/2014 10:39:06 AM
    You might be inclined to celebrate the Ice Bucket Challenge success.
  • Church

    Here Lies Rusty Benson

    Rusty Benson | 8/28/2014 2:09:20 PM
    However death comes, someone has to deal with it without falling apart, and well, that’s what farm families do.
  • The Culture War

    Vile Passions, Part 3

    Rusty Benson | 8/12/2014 9:31:12 AM
    Although law enforcement and mental health professionals are reluctant to say that pornography causes sex crimes, most seem to name it as one of numerous, complex, related factors that serve as precursors to sexual offending.
  • The Culture War

    Vile Passions Part 2

    Rusty Benson | 8/5/2014 9:21:33 AM
    Violent fantasies became part of his growing obsession.
  • The Culture War

    Vile Passions

    Rusty Benson | 7/24/2014 1:22:56 PM
    I’ve learned that porn is more than dirty pictures. It’s the match that can ignite an inferno of lust, as well as the fuel that makes it burn hotter.