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Being a Christian in the world today isn’t always easy. Find help from God’s Word for navigating some of the issues that come up in everyday life.

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Reflecting on kids and crisis during Christmas

I recently attended a seminar held in my city about mental health, suicide, and crisis prevention. The statistics and stories from my part of…

Social Issues

Cut it off

This is a very tough choice: “If your hand or your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It…

Social Issues

There is no pedestal

Hierarchies are things of the past. They are vestiges of societies that placed a premium on having privilege. Hierarchies reflect an old covenant way…

Life’s Challenges

Counterculture

When you talk to baby boomers about their high school and college days, they may get a dreamy look in their eyes as they…

Social Issues

A perspective on problems

Life is full of problems. It seems for every one issue that gets resolved there are two more frustrating dilemmas that pop up. The…

Friends & Family

Let’s talk about sex (and God)

“So, what did your parents teach you about sex?” one of my friends asked a mutual friend as we devoured pizza on his back…

Living My Faith

Bloom where you’re transplanted

“Seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if…

Social Issues

America is an idea

“So the land had peace” (Judges 3:11). America is an idea that can be traced back to England and John Locke’s “Second Treatise on…

Living My Faith

Abusive talk

One of my children patiently explained to me once why he would ridicule and belittle his younger sibling. “Dad,” he said, “I’m just getting…

Living My Faith

Ambition in the church

These are hard days to be in authority in the church. We live in an age of severe antiauthoritarianism. It seems as if nobody…

Social Issues

Paying the price for being incomplete

We are underperforming in many important arenas because the teams on the field are incomplete. Too many things are still under the thumbs of…

Social Issues

Should we be optimistic or pessimistic about humanity?

People are really frustrated with each other right now. There’s no shortage of issues on political, cultural, and personal life levels that can leave…