Dr. Stanley as Dad: A Father’s Day Reflection on Pastor’s Kids, Prayer, and Parenting

Three generations of the Stanley family (pictured left to right): John, Becky, Jonathan, Matthew, and Annie Brodersen, Dr. Charles Stanley, Andrew, Garrett, Allie, Sandra, and Andy Stanley. (Photo courtesy of In Touch Ministries)

Becky Stanley Brodersen, daughter of Pastor Charles Stanley, reflects on growing up as a pastor’s kid, lessons from her dad’s example, and his role as a grandfather to her children.Dr. Charles Stanley is considered by many to be one of the most influential pastors and Bible teachers in America today. The senior pastor of First Baptist Church Atlanta since 1971 and founder of In Touch Ministries in 1977, Stanley’s global ministry continues to grow in scope and impact across the U.S. and aroun … [Read more...]

Veterans Day: Honoring Those Who Have Answered the Call

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Veterans Day is for celebrating those Americans – across all time and all wars – who have answered the call to protect liberty, defend freedom, and crush tyranny.  By Col. Randal Scott CarterWe celebrate Veterans Day on the anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I, the armistice that began on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.  The timing of this holiday is deliberate relative to history, but it also seems fitting that this day comes deep in the autumn sea … [Read more...]

September 11, Eleven Years Later: A Tribute to My Uncle and the FDNY

Lt. Kevin W. Donnelly was among the Ladder Company 3 firefighters killed while trying to rescue others from the World Trade Center in New York City on September 11, 2001.

Sean Donnelly's uncle, Kevin Donnelly, was a lieutenant in the FDNY’s Ladder 3 Company and was killed in the North Tower of the World Trade Center on 9/11/2001, after climbing 60 floors trying to save everyone he could.  Eleven years after that tragic day, Sean reflects on his uncle's heroism and sacrifice:The question, “Where were you on 9/11?” is echoing throughout America this week.  Well, I can describe every minute of that day, and the following week as well.That’s because my u … [Read more...]

A Father’s Legacy, A Son’s Autism, and the Power of Redemption: A Conversation with Emily Colson

Emily Colson and her dad grew closer through the years.

Most people remember the late Chuck Colson as the White House “hatchet man” and convicted Watergate felon turned Evangelical Christian leader and and founder of Prison Fellowship and the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview.  Colson passed away on April 21 at the age of 80 after complications resulting from a brain hemorrhage, and I had the honor of attending his Memorial Service at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. on May 16.  Though the service was a somber occasion, it was also … [Read more...]


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