The Fighting Fair Edition

e Edition January 27

Fighting Fair

By Dan Seaborn

boxing135It's inevitable that a married couple is going to fight at some point in their relationship. When I use the word fight, I'm talking about verbal arguments, not physical encounters. When I hear couples say they never argue, that's a red flag right there for me. I think realistically every couple gets a little irritated with each other on occasion. It's normal! The most important thing to remember when you do have disagreements is to fight fair.

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Chemistry Professor Declares: ‘The Grandeur of God is in the Miniscule’



By Paul R. Kopenkoskey

Wearing safety goggles and a white lab coat and flanked by an assortment of chemicals and glass beakers, Larry Louters looks every bit the part of a chemistry professor.

But soon into his talk on Jan. 23 at Calvin College's January Series, it's evident why Louters, a faculty member of Calvin College since 1984, is more than "the crazy science guy who blows things up and makes test tubes glow in the dark."

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The Case for Grace: Q&A with Lee Strobel


By Ann Byle
Strobel225Lee Strobel is the author of bestsellers The Case for Christ, The Case for Faith, The Case for a Creator, and the upcoming book The Case for Grace: A Journalist Explores the Evidence of Transformed Lives (Zondervan, Feb.). He answers questions about the book and his life.

Q) Why did you decide to write The Case for Grace now?

A) I think this book is a natural progression from the other books. They set forth the evidence for Christianity and God, but this book adds the experiential component. If Christianity is true, you would expect that God would transform lives.

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Encore - Patterns Of Evidence: The Exodus


exodus135This Thursday January 29th, select theaters nationwide will be holding an encore event of Patterns Of Evidence: The Exodus!

We have seen it and highly recomend it to you.

If you haven't heard about it, it's a new major documentary on the archaeology supporting the Bible's account of the Exodus, and comes to rather conservative, Bible-believing conclusions.

Read our previous review....

Watch the trailer....

Finance: Dave Says....



Dear Dave,

My mom and dad always told me to live below my means, but they never showed me how to make it happen. I've gotten out of debt and fallen back in several times. I want to get control of my money and stop busting my budget. How do I keep from falling back again?


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Etcetera: Important Tidbits


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Final Words:


"Do you think the devil is impressed by anyone's Bible knowledge or degree-certificates? Not at all. Satan fears only holy, humble men and women who know God."

Zac Poonen

"Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted."

Galatians 6:1





The Gospel in Four Minutes

Catching Up:

In case you missed it last week:

Award-winning music artist scheduled for Calvin College visit

Ted McGinley is happy to be in upcoming Christian movie filmed in West Michigan

So many laws


Dewey Hill cross supporters to gather signatures on recall measure

Shelter reports year-end numbers

Holland Christian to launch new kindergarten-readiness program amid looming age requirement change

Grand Rapids Christian publishing house to close store

Lost Boy makes impact on Spring Lake students



Farther Away:

Mike Huckabee calls on states, governors to resist upcoming Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage

1 in 4 Americans believe God will decide who wins the Super Bowl

Newsboys co-founder says he is now an atheist

Papyrus fragment from Book of Mark found in mummy mask could be oldest copy of Gospel on record

Franklin Graham: This nation wasn't built on Islam

Is there a Christian revival starting in France?




Change is good - Seaborn

From the Pastor: Salvation Lite: Great benefits, less responsibility?

God isn't my co-pilot - Clare De Graaf

Surviving Roe v. Wade - Metaxas

Living in the Bible - Stonestreet


Upcoming Events:

January 13 - April 21, The Perspectives Missions Course

January 26, The Family Connection

January 27, Family Recovery Group

January 29, A Formula for Happiness with Arthur Brooks

January 31, Isaac King, "Just Be Born Again" Booksigning

February 1, Lansing Symphony Chamber Series: Winds in the British Isles

February 6, Old Fashioned - opening in theaters Valentine's weekend

February 6 -18, Celebration of the Arts

February 12, 'Contrarian: The Life of Sir John Templeton'

February 21, Shipwrecked on a Great Lake

February 21, Lansing Symphony Orchestra Wicked Divas: Broadway and Beyond

February 26, The (Actual) Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism with Gene Veith

March 5, Open Door Open Hearts

March 6, Booth Brothers in Concert

March 7, Randy Wolthuis, Glenn Bulthuis and Peter Bardolf in concert

March 22, "Soul On Fire" tour

March 28, Battle of the Bands

March 28, West Michigan Missions Forum

March 28, Lecrae / Calvin College Festival of Faith and Music.

April 1, "Restoring All Things" Conference

April 9, Renaissance: The Power of the Gospel However Dark the Times with Os Guinness

April 9, All Sons & Daughters with Jamie George and Sandra McCracken

April 10, Gold City in Concert

April 17, David Crowder and his "Neon Steeple" tour

April 18, The Great Divorce

April 18, Matt Maher

April 27, Faith-based comedian Jeff Allen

May 16, Laura Story ("Blessings")

May 16, Foreshore Adventure Race

May 30, "Things We Couldn't Say"

June 7 -12,Student Statesmanship Institute Summer Program

June 20, West Michigan MudVenture 5K

June 21 - 26, Student Statesmanship Institute Summer Program

June 25-27, Big Ticket Festival

June 28, Worship On the Waterfront: Mark Shultz

July 12,  Josh Wilson - Worship On the Waterfront

July 12 - 17, Student Statesmanship Institute Summer Program

August 5 - 8, Unity Christian Music Festival


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