How to Make Ourselves Offense-proof
Never has it been easier for us to be assaulted and insulted by other people’s ideas than in the modern day, so how do we avoid being injured by others’ opinions?
Robert Downey Jr. is considered largely responsible for bringing the relatively unknown superhero Iron Man into explosive popularity and leaving movie producers scrambling to capitalize on this abrupt success and reproduce his character.
The Bitter Root of Suffering
Many biblical figures go through horrific circumstances, so why does God bring his people through incredible pain?
Making the Church a House of Peace
Different denominations of Christianity often disagree with one another, so how do we find peace among ourselves in the house of God?
C. S. Lewis wrote in Mere Christianity, describing Christianity as a house with many different ‘rooms’ in it, “I hope no reader will suppose that ‘mere’ Christianity is here put forward as an alternative to the creeds of the existing communions. . . It is more like a hall out of which doors open into several rooms.
The Beasts of the Field
How does the Bible approach animals and their relationship to humanity, eternity and God?
Kevin Hines was standing on the edge of the Golden Gate Bridge. The wind was cold, and the water below was rough, the proud buildings of San Francisco’s business district reared up into the bay fog. Kevin climbed over the rails and leapt into the misty air.
The Many Steps of Grief
Mourning is never easy, but some cultural practices give us greater avenues to avoid painful feelings; however, God made us to experience and go through this stage of life.
The Gap between Body and Soul
We don’t understand the space between what we are as physical creatures and spiritual beings, and our explanations often hurt us because they’re often not actually biblical.
Street Smarts and Spirit Smarts
While discernment can be more complicated than we might expect, all believers should understand what it is and how to get it.
For the Sufferers on Good Friday
The evil in the world may cause us to question whether God understands our pain, but this holiday is a reminder that he truly does, and he has a plan.
“I don’t think God knows everything all the time.” She wouldn’t look at me while she said this.
Why Do I Not Belong?
We often feel strangely at odds with the world around us, and yet God must have put us in this place for a reason, so how do we resolve this tension?
A 1998 movie called City of Angels features Nicolas Cage as an angel who falls in love with a human woman. As an angelic being, he apparently has no sense of taste, smell or touch and only gains these after he becomes mortal in order to have a romantic relationship with this woman.