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5 Reasons To Go On A Mission Trip With Your Family

Early this month, our family traveled to Guatemala to serve the orphans and widows in and around the village of Santo Domingo Xenacoj. Deciding to go in the first place was a pretty significant leap of faith. As a father and husband, did I think we would be safe in a strange land removed from many of the luxuries we currently enjoy?  Did I really want to spend my vacation time working instead of relaxing somewhere?  How were we going to come up with the money necessary to make this … [Read more...]

Why I’ll Never, Ever Pray for Humbleness Again

Here’s a great guest post from one of my favorite online writing buddies, Jamie Kocur. She’s a gifted writer, singer and musician that I met for the first time at one of Jon Acuff's Quitter events - needless to say she's good people. If you’d like to write a guest post for The Daily ReTORt, check out the guidelines here: ==================================== God has a sense of humor. He’s had a few laughs at my expense. Not in a mean, bully-ish kind of way, but in an “I need to teach … [Read more...]

The Story of Three Vases

Here’s a guest post from writer, Lynn Mosher who writes unique devotionals over on her blog http://lynnmosher.com/. If you’d like to write a guest post for The Daily ReTORt, check out the guidelines here: “God does not want us to be like vases of glass or porcelain.” ~unknown “Here comes a prospective customer,” whispered the cut-glass vase to the porcelain vase. “She’ll pick me. I’m the prettiest and I can tell she likes the best of everything,” the hand-painted porcelain vase … [Read more...]

7 Questions With an Author: Frank Viola

This post marks another installment of my “7 Questions With an Author…” series, where I ask published authors an unchanging set of questions and share their responses here. Today’s featured author is Frank Viola. Frank is a highly-sought speaker and an incredibly prolific writer with 12 published books so far. His web blog frankviola.org is one of the Top 10 Christian blogs on the Internet. His latest book is God's Favorite Place and today is the LAST day to buy a copy of his book and … [Read more...]

Why People Can’t Stand Christians…

Over the holidays we spent time with some close family friends, and one of the topics that came up during our conversation was a seemingly growing distaste for Christians and Christianity in general. Through our discussion, it was obvious that the reasons for this perception are legion. However, one of the examples given during the talk shined a stark light on the issue. A Tale of Two Speakers One of the individuals participating in our discussion had attended a series of talks at Harvard … [Read more...]

Salvation – yup, there’s an app for that…

Here's a guest post from a funny writer that I've featured before. His name is Bryan Logan. Check out his blog HERE and his entertaining post below. [EdiTOR's Note: When Bryan first submitted this post, I thought it was a cleverly "deceptive" spoof. However, Bryan happens to conceptualize and write programming code for mobile applications. The idea he writes about below is actually a real, mobile application he developed.] If you’d like to submit a guest post for The Daily ReTORt you … [Read more...]

4 Tips to Help Your College Kids Cope

This is a guest post from Mariana Ashley who's a blogger and freelance writer for www.onlinecolleges.net. She offers advice for choosing the perfect online program for prospective students and parents, welcoming comments at mariana.ashley031@gmail.com. If you'd like to write for The Daily ReTORt, check out the guidelines here: ====================== Heading into the New Year, colleges across the nation are reporting a rise in mental health cases. Depression leads the pack of … [Read more...]

ReBranding the Church: Develop a Thirst for Knowledge

  Evan Forester works in marketing and writes for #LiveFully. He believes the church needs a new brand. Most people identify Christians by what they are against, but he believes they should be known more by what they are for. Today, he discusses Christians and their need to have and demonstrate a thirst for knowledge: A History of Thought Leadership For centuries, Christians led the way in discovery of new truths and the applications of those discoveries. In John 8:32, Jesus … [Read more...]

25 Christmas songs in 2 minutes

The holidays tend to bring out the best in people - particularly from a creative perspective. Here's a creatively, entertaining video from the folks over at ignitermedia.com - they produce a variety of faith-based videos, skits and production pieces. In this particular segment Rob Thomas (aka "Johnny") and Braun Brown (aka "Chachi") regale us with 25+ Christmas songs in less than 120 seconds. Don't let the goofy wigs or extreme orthodontia scare you, it's a pretty cool … [Read more...]

The Church of the Future

Today's guest post comes courtesy of a very witty writing buddy, Bryan Logan. Check out his blog HERE and his entertaining post below. If you'd like to submit a guest post for The Daily ReTORt you can see the guidelines HERE. ================== If you traveled back in time and told your grandparents what the churches of today are like, they wouldn't have believed you. More importantly, you could probably use time travel to do more important things, but that's a different post. So … [Read more...]