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  • 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.

  • We Who Are Thinking Reeds

    Reeds in Autumn

    As the old hymn says, God moves in mysterious ways, but how often are we willing to trust that fact, or do we attempt to unveil the Lord enigmatic designs? 

  • Looking for Happiness, Seeking Heaven

    United group of happy young friends having fun while taking a selfie

    God offers us a way to discover joy in the ashes of our lives, but it runs so counter to how we’ve been told to find happiness by the world that it almost doesn’t make sense. 

  • Who Is this Person Again?

    Phone call from unknown number late at night.

    Christ never forced people to follow him, and he let a lot of people walk away, so are we one of the noncommittal fans or are we an actual disciple of God? 

  • Instructions on How to Catch a Fox

    A fox mother returning from her hunting trip.

    God has gifted us and called us to live a wild life unchained by fear and greed, but how do we escape, if we’ve been caught by those tempting illusions of security? 

  • How We Fill Our Hearts

    Closeup of a woman speaking on a microphone

    Scripture talks about the contents of our hearts and how important it is, so how do we determine what is in this secret place within us and purify it?

  • What Is Your Destiny?

    Person walking on desert dunes.

    God makes a plan for our lives, so how do we know if we’re successfully following that plan or not?

    Most people have heard of Hermann Göring, Hitler’s right-hand man, commander of the Luftwaffe and heir-apparent to the Nazi empire. Far fewer people have heard of Hermann’s brother, Albert Göring.

  • The Secret Ingredient for Great Missionaries

    People praying together. Hands over bible.

    All too often the church has oversimplified the Great Commission and missed out on the most important trait needed to reach the lost and shepherd the church. 

  • Tell Me a Tale of Triumph

    Group of young people sitting on outdoor stairs, talking, listening, laughing. Sharing news with friends.

    When we’re invited to explain why we follow God, how do we tell this story and why do we tell it the way we do?

    Ryan Holiday is the kind of self-made wonderchild that America absolutely loves. His life is the one that many aspire to and parents push their children to attain.

  • Shining with an Otherworldly Light

    Beautiful smiling african girl in sunglasses joyfully spending time in city park isolated

    God has given us a gift that he demands we take full advantage of and yet we seldom truly grasp what it is and how to make the most of that gift.