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  • Protecting the Lives of the Unborn

    mother and child

    For many believers, Dobbs decision is an answer to prayer that comes after years of grief over the lost lives of innocents. 

  • Called to Be Married or Single?

    Lonely woman sitting on a wooden bridge sunset.

    The term ‘gift of singleness’ gets tossed around sometimes at church, but is that a gift we should desire over marriage and how do we know if God’s given it to us? 

  • An Ardent Defense of Death

    Valley of Death

    Sin and our ultimate demise are the two great outcomes of the Fall in Genesis, and they don’t seem very kind or fair until we start to examine them both a little closer.

  • A Balm for Guilt and Grief

    Boy sitting sadly by a window

    Scripture is filled with people who fail, sin against God and lose what they love, but it also offers the opportunity of redemption to those who are burdened by their past. 

  • What Is the Value of History?

    antique book and glasses on a table

    Too often, we fall on one side or the other when discussing history. Either the past was a semi-utopia compared to present day, or it was a nightmare that we’re finally escaping.

  • In the Garden of Our Hearts

    woman tending to kale in garden

    God’s presence means that we should be growing spiritual fruit, but why is this so important and how do we maximize our results?

  • When Lion’s Mouths Don’t Shut

    roaring lion on black background

    The Bible says that we are to have faith in God’s power to redeem and transform others, but what do we make of this in the face of a world that seems unforgiving and painful? 

  • The Road Not Taken…Yet

    happy child dreams of traveling and playing with an airplane

    When we feel like we have received a ‘calling’ from God, what do we do if it seems impossible and all the doors are still closed?

  • What to Do with Angry Prayers

    A young woman screams with her mouth open while covering her ears with her hands.

    How honest are we allowed to get in our prayers? Is it okay to sometimes get frustrated or even — Dare we say it? — angry with God? 

  • An Honest Assessment of ‘Good’ People

    Young people applauding at conference.

    Although they obviously never met, Sigmund Freud, agnostic and slightly demented psychologist, agreed on one point with the eminent theologian John Wesley: people are terrible.