According to government studies, nearly 22 million Americans are addicted to alcohol or drugs.
Jerry Nance, director of Global Teen Challenge, points out that the world is in an epidemic of addiction. No matter where he goes—India, the Netherlands, Vietnam, America—he has found that drugs are the modern method of drowning out pain and hopelessness.
As Christians, we’re more or less told that being fearful of death is sinful. Look at the great martyrs of the faith who boldly stepped up to the plate! Shame on you for shrinking back even a teensy bit!
With much of the world in quarantine thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, this Easter has the potential to look quite different for many of us.
I have a love-hate relationship with space movies. Stars and planets and comets are fantastic, and yet so much can potentially go horribly wrong when we humans throw our fragile little bodies out into space. All it takes is one tiny part of a spaceship or spacesuit to malfunction, and everyone is either fried or frozen.
Autumn has a certain smell.
A pastor stood up before his church and stated, “Christ has come to us through Adolph Hitler.”
The year was 1933.
The story of this Sunday is very familiar.
The Bible speaks regularly and strongly about how God’s people are to care for those who are less fortunate, and it’s clear that we are meant to care for each other in times of need.