• The Great and Terrible Command

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    God’s order for us to forgive those who harm us can feel unbearable to obey at times, but they are worse consequences if we ignore his commands.

    Gary Leon Ridgway was a truck factory worker and a rigidly religious man, but in 2003, he would become known for something else altogether.

  • The Consolation of the Holy Spirit

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    Certain events in life can utterly crush us, unless we have the power and solace of the Holy Spirit who can heal terrible wounds in our souls and help us endure unspeakable circumstances.

  • Why Would We Choose Hell?

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    The Bible says to work out our salvation with fear and trembling, so is it possible to go to church and believe that we’re a Christian and still end up going to hell?

  • A Monk’s Advice to a Widow

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    One of the most persistent searches among humankind is for love, and yet few of us are willing to give that which we so desire.

  • A Song in the Soul’s Dark Night

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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?

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    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

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    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?