Illiteracy in the Information Age

It’s interesting to see which products are being marketed most heavily during the Christmas season. This year, Amazon has been promoting its Kindle electronic reader, which makes it easy and fun to download and read the books of your choice. Technology is changing the way we educate ourselves, even when it comes to studying God’s ...

Remember “Today’s Tiny Tims”

Disney’s 3D adaptation of A Christmas Carol is introducing a new generation to Charles Dickens’ classic holiday tale of greed, poverty, and repentance. This is good news for parents concerned by the avalanche of materialistic messages that too often overwhelm the humble story of Jesus’ birth and the value of giving. Even if the latest ...

Confronting the Christmas Quandary

You want to acknowledge those you love, but not encourage materialism; to give meaningful gifts without imposing an obligation to reciprocate; to rise above the canned opulence of the holidays and focus on the “reason for the season.” You want to slam the brakes on that barreling train of twisted tradition that makes you either ...

Our Patient Hope

When Paul wrote that “faith is the substance of things hoped for,” he might just as well have said, “Expect to spend some quality time in the waiting room.” The Christian walk is an exercise in patience. Right now, many churches are observing Advent, the season leading up to, and anticipating, Christmas. Advent means “coming” ...

Many Thanks!

Thanksgiving is perhaps one of the best reminders we have to sit back and take stock of all we have to be thankful for. And we at Cross have found so much to thank God for this year! In the spirit of Psalm 9:1 — “I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole ...

Feeding Hungry Families for Thanksgiving

Though we are an international organization, Cross occasionally finds the opportunity to reach out to those in need in our own community. This month we’ve partnered with two local outreach agencies to distribute 41,000-pounds of Thanksgiving food supplies to hundreds of the poor in Broward County. On Friday, a few Cross staff members went to ...

Sing a Song of Social Change

At Cross International we strive to build awareness here in America about the plight of the world’s poor and convey our individual responsibility as Christians to help. ‘Help’ may take the form of buying a cup of coffee for a homeless person, visiting an elderly shut-in, or, yes, making a donation to Cross International or ...