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Choose One of Two Ways

Rachel Chimits
November 20, 2020

God gave us free will, but what are we choosing to do with it, and how will the consequences echo throughout our lives into eternity?

Pastor Joe McKeever wrote about a person he met as a young man who changed much in his life without ever realizing it.

Life as the Broken Victor

Rachel Chimits
November 18, 2020

Admitting our follies and mistakes is already hard, and it becomes even harder when people treat us differently as a result, but what does the Bible say for when we really mess up?

“Once when I told my story at a missions conference, a woman informed me I had a demon,” wrote George Verwer, international director of Operation Mobilization.

That Unlucky Number Thirteen

Rachel Chimits
November 13, 2020

Is it unbiblical for Christians to talk about lucky and unlucky situations in life, or are there circumstances where that perspective is okay?

Donald Dossey, a folklore historian and author of Holiday Folklore, Phobias and Fun, wrote about his studies on Friday the 13th in National Geographic.

We Testify to the Truth

Rachel Chimits
November 11, 2020

We are all witnesses to the truth of Christ’s work, or at least we should be; why is it difficult to talk about sometimes (or all the time)?

“If you do not turn from your sins, you will die,” shouts one boy on the street to pedestrians. “It’s that simple. You either turn, or you burn.” Jonah is one of the LaVelle family’s 10 children, and they are all part of an evangelistic movement known as the Spokane Street Preachers.

A Guide for How to Die

Rachel Chimits
November 9, 2020

God calls us to live for him and other people, but the sacrifices necessary often seem overwhelming. How do we sacrifice our darlings, and what happens if we don’t give them up?

Chuck Feeney, cofounder of Duty Free Shoppers and multibillionaire, is now broke. For most, this would mean too many private islands purchased, but for Feeney, it’s the achievement of a lifelong dream.

He’s given away about $8 billion, without fanfare, often anonymously.

What Do We Do With Hell?

Rachel Chimits
November 6, 2020

A God who eternally punishes some people is one of the biggest controversies in the modern discussion of Christianity, so what is the biblical take on hell?

My church high school group regularly showed us NOOMA videos, created by Rob Bell to help connect Christian teaching to real-life situations. As a teen, I found them helpful. They bridged the gap between ye olde Bible times and the conversations I found myself having with my peers.

How to Live Our Best Life Now

Rachel Chimits
November 4, 2020

The world has a very definite narrative about what the ‘best life’ is, but is passionate living and thrill-seeking okay according to the Bible?

“It’s one thing to climb a nearly 500-foot high frozen waterfall in Canada or jump off a cliff in Moab – it’s something completely different to capture a beautiful picture of people doing these things,” wrote Jakob Schiller for Wired.

Do Bad Things Happen to Godly People?

Rachel Chimits
November 2, 2020

When hard times strike, we want to have a ready response, but how do we answer the problem of a good, all-powerful God and the terrible suffering some good, godly people endure?

Stephen Post, professor of bioethics, and Jill Neimark, journalist and former editor for Psychology Today, worked together to create the book Why Good Things Happen to Good People.

A Case for Good Books

Evan Wilkerson
October 30, 2020

Answering questions about the Bible or God can feel overwhelming or frightening, but it shouldn’t have to be that way. Here are some books that can help.

The command we’re given in 1 Peter 3:15 is a challenging one. “In your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect…” (ESV).