A Monk’s Advice to a Widow
A Song in the Soul’s Dark Night
People often want to talk about the silver lining of suffering, but how should believers respond when there is no clear ‘benefit’ and God seems silent?
My ‘Spiritual’ Excuse for Leaving Church
People have countless reasons for leaving church or ‘church-hopping’, and many of these reasons seem to be based in scripture, but are they actually? What are legitimate reasons to leave a church?
Healing for Our Heart of Leprosy
What happens to our hearts and minds when we ignore small sins or delay dealing with embarrassing immoral habits?
The Source of God’s Pain
Believers often point to God’s pain at our sin, but why exactly sin causes God pain is rarely examined in scripture and even more rarely discussed.
Max Letizi was 12 years old when he began to experience double-vision and then painful, reoccurring headaches.
God the Cosmic Narcissist?
When we approach the Lord in prayer, how do we make requests of him and are we possibly treating him like a megalomanic whom we must appease?
Living with an Eye toward Heaven
God gave us a call to give up everything in order have a life with him, but how can one repeated image in the Bible help us understand how that practically should look in our lives?
No Fig Leaves for Sale
People are inclined to hide their flaws, but the Bible takes a brutally honest look at humanity’s brokenness for a very important reason: only God is perfect, and we can only be transformed if we believe that powerful truth.
Once upon a time, ‘heroic nudity’ was as thing.
Ask for Anything in God’s Name?
The Bible’s instructions on prayer sometimes seem at odds, so it can feel confusing whether God gives us whatever we request or whether there are provisos on this promise.
What Is ‘Christian’ Confrontation?
Clearly, the church needs accountability and restoration for people struggling with imbedded sin, but just as clearly, some approaches do more harm than good.