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Bible 101

God plays a long game

Try as we might, we can’t see into the future. We can guess, plot probabilities, and make predictions, but our ideas could be totally…

Bible 101

You’ll make it

The incarnation of Jesus is the centerpiece of human history for many reasons. God taking on human flesh sends a powerful message of how…

Friends & Family

Planning for marriage

As many brides are putting the finishing details on their dream weddings, two economics professors from Emory University are sounding a caution. In their…

Friends & Family

Do you think of me differently now?

We sat across from each other in a moment of silence. He had just shared with me some personal struggles. He was confused and…

Bible 101

When church hurts

Church at its best is magnificent: the Word is taught in its truth and purity, ideas about worship and ministry are freely exchanged, leaders…

Depression & Anxiety

When you’re hanging by a thread, remember who holds the spool

Dr. James Dobson is known for saying, “There are two kinds of people in the world: those who are suffering and those who will…

Friends & Family

An ode to the guy from the bathroom

I wish you would’ve met Charles. I assumed it was going to be a normal airport bathroom stop, squeezing my carry-on into the stall…

Depression & Anxiety

Why did you let me get my hopes up?

We don’t know her name; the Bible only calls her the Shunammite. This wealthy woman loved God and provided for his prophet Elisha. Deep…

Depression & Anxiety

When plans blow up

You weren’t planning to spend all day in an auto repair shop. You weren’t planning on a connector flight getting canceled and having to…

Friends & Family

What I learned from “The Sex Talks”

This past October, I talked in church about sex. For four straight weeks. If you’re doing the sermon math, that was over two hours…

Friends & Family

I hope we’re that kind of elderly couple

Do you like to watch people? People are fascinating, aren’t they? And you see all sorts of them. I especially like watching elderly couples….

Depression & Anxiety

Let God carry you through what you dread

I have a number of friends who love fall. They love sweaters and bonfires and pumpkins. I struggle with dread this time of year,…