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...]

Gifts of the Season: Advent Ideas that Won’t Break the Bank

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Advent (meaning “arrival” or “coming”) is a spiritual season of preparation leading up to Christmas, as Christians get ready to celebrate the birth of Jesus. This season is characterized by personal prayer and repentance along with corporate expressions of anticipation, hope and joy.Of course, another hallmark of this holiday season is the focus on giving.  According to the American Research Group, this year it is estimated that shoppers will spend an average of $854 for gifts, up $200 from l … [Read more...]


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