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Living My Faith

Foolish wise men

Wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his…

Life’s Challenges

We’re only as sick as our secrets

Over the last few years, a number of high-profile Christians have been caught in scandals. Most recently, it’s been reported that the late apologist…

Life’s Challenges

What you can’t see

Did you get to see the great conjunction on December 21? I didn’t. This was the date that Jupiter and Saturn were in the…

Life’s Challenges

Take the best of 2020 into 2021

“It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.” If we didn’t know better, we might think Charles Dickens was referring…

Living My Faith

Teaching kids to live generously

Here’s the scene: Mall atrium. Mall Santa sitting on a puffy red chair surrounded by world-worn, shady-looking elves. Long line of squirmy kids accompanied…

Bible 101

Is the story of Christ just another conspiracy?

Conspiracy theories are on the rise. You can tell by just listening to people in your own family. In fact, you might have already…

Depression & Anxiety

Keep an eye on your neighbor

Just a few days before Thanksgiving, one state’s governor faced severe backlash when she suggested that people should keep an eye on their neighbors—and…

Life’s Challenges

Rest for the weary

The year 2020 has been wearisome. I don’t know that I’ve gotten more or less sleep, but politics and the pandemic have left me…

Life’s Challenges

Canceling Thanksgiving

I spoke recently with someone who works for a major airline. She said that flight cancelations around Thanksgiving have been staggering. I talked to…

Bible 101

Daylight Savings

We gained a full hour this month in most of the U.S. Magically in the middle of the night on November 1, we doubled…

Social Issues

Divisiveness: Why Christianity is our only hope

In a previous post, I focused on the source of division in our country, namely the devil. In this post, I want to defend…

Life’s Challenges

When saying “Thanks!” is hard

I got the text while I was at work. “We can’t come,” it read. Oh no. The visit we had been looking forward to…