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Life’s Challenges

Telling the future

My husband and I were walking in downtown Madison, WI, and passed a man who held a cardboard sign that read, “Tarot Readings.” I…

Bible 101

Thank God for the kingdom of God!

Around 701 b.c., Sennacherib, the king of Assyria, marched from modern-day Iraq to Jerusalem. His army was not known for being nice. Sennacherib’s palace…

Life’s Challenges

Know. See. Yearn.

It’s Christmas Eve. The tableau is set: a baby’s soft cheek against a bed of hay, a wondering mother, wide-eyed shepherds who have seen…

Life’s Challenges

Replacing thieves

We usually reserve the term addiction for the really bad stuff. Being labeled as an addict carries with it many stigmas. But in a…

Living My Faith

You are what you look at

“The eye is the lamp of the body.” This strange image comes from Jesus’ famous Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5–7, specifically 6:22). He…

Life’s Challenges

A new master

Imagine a certain sin. You’re not just tolerating it like a stray dog that occasionally squeezes under your fence. But you feed it. Adopt…

Living My Faith

He’s up

Commercial insurance broker Sam Castronova posted the following on his weblog back in 2010: “To all my Brothers out there trying to win the…

Life’s Challenges

Lessons from Satanism

In July 2015, the Detroit chapter of the Satan Temple unveiled a bronze Baphomet statue. The nine-foot tall, one-ton monument pays homage to Satan….

Bible 101

When we stop practicing

Years ago, a student who had graduated from the Christian high school where I taught shared that she was struggling with her faith. “Don’t…

Life’s Challenges

You’re not alone in life’s storms

In my young adult years, unshakable faith came easy. But recently—maybe because of an awareness of so many seemingly impossible situations or maybe because…

Life’s Challenges

An antidote for sin

Read about God bringing Israel out of slavery in Egypt and you’ll notice a frustrating refrain: “Israel grumbled against the Lord.” How could they…

Who is God?

The moment I almost lost my faith

The religious rug was pulled out from under my feet. In the middle of my studies to become a pastor, I somehow stumbled onto…