J. Lee Grady Articles

David Encouraged Himself in the Lord—You Can Do the Same

If you practice these habits of David, you’ll find the strength to fight every battle.

Are You a COVID Church Dropout? Read This

Are You a COVID Church Dropout? Read This

All my life I've heard many creative excuses for missing church. Long before memes were invented for social media, absentee churchgoers joked about attending "Bedside Baptist," "Church of the Holy Comforter" or "Church of the Inner Springs" to imply that they were...

Who Is Really Behind the Transgender Movement?

Who Is Really Behind the Transgender Movement?

America's culture war grew more intense last month after Florida's governor, Ron DeSantis, signed the Parental Rights Law, which prohibits educators from teaching about gender identity or sexual orientation to kids from kindergarten to third grade. The bill has broad...

How Do We Respond to the Hillsong Scandal?

How Do We Respond to the Hillsong Scandal?

Hillsong has been the most popular name in Christian worship for more than two decades, and the Hillsong network of churches has planted congregations in 30 countries since it was founded in 1983 in Australia. Its global membership is estimated at 150,000. But a...

Never Abuse the Precious Gift of Prophecy

Never Abuse the Precious Gift of Prophecy

I meet many people who tell me they desperately need a word from God. I've seen Christians line up in front of prophets in a church service, hoping for a quick solution to their problems. I've also seen those same Christians stand in line a second time in front of the...

Pray for Ukraine as if Your Family Lived There

Pray for Ukraine as if Your Family Lived There

Early in the morning on Feb. 24, President Vladimir Putin of Russia began what he called a "peacekeeping mission" in Ukraine. It was, in fact, a hostile and unlawful act of war that has been condemned by the world community. As soon as Russian bombs began falling on...

8 Ways to Grieve the Loss of a Loved One

8 Ways to Grieve the Loss of a Loved One

My mother died last week at age 93 after almost three years of dementia. My father died four years ago this week. And last year I lost three close friends. You'd think by now I'd be an expert in how to grieve a loss but I've felt quite helpless when it comes to how to...

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