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.
When suffering is unbearable
On June 2, 2019, Noa Pothoven died. Her death made the news around the world, all because of the circumstances surrounding it. Noa was…
That’s Messed Up: Not Just a Boys’ Club
A quivering commander. A female savior. A housewife who plunges a tent peg through a general’s brain. That’s messed up! But that’s what happened in Deborah’s day. Her unlikely story proves that God blesses and saves his people through those we would least expect—little children, common mothers, and a carpenter from Nazareth.
Does God condone slavery?
The history of the “discovery” and settlement of North America celebrates great triumphs, but it also records dreadful abuses. Bringing Old World diseases to…
Pray for your leaders
Whenever there’s a presidential campaign, based on the candidates’ promises, it seems as if we are all hoping for an earthly savior, one who…
Thinking the worst
Every year there are government elections of one sort or another, and they always leave me a little worn out. Between the ads, the…
Stop talking about “right” and “wrong.” Nobody is listening anymore.
The previous generation seemed to believe in a “right” and a “wrong.” They had clear categories of moral behavior and immoral behavior. Some things were…
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…
Be Different in the Age of Outrage Compilation
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Where Does Your Validation Come From?
In a world where it’s normal to seek validation to prove how good we are, we can be different instead by following this example.
Measure Your Impact by Being Personal
It’s normal to think that the bigger the platform, the bigger the influence. Be different. Be like Jesus.
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…
Be Slow to Speak, Quick to Listen
It’s normal to want to change people’s minds and behaviors. But instead, look for opportunities to spend time with people the way Jesus did.