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Faith and Politics Book Review Series (Part II): Good and Bad Ways To Think About Religion And Politics

In part 1 of this blog series we reviewed Johnathan Leeman’s How the Nations Rage as it laid a foundation for talking about faith and politics. Leeman helped us think through important topics such as the purpose of government and the church. Robert Benne’s book, Good and Bad Ways to Think About Religion and Politics, […]

What Will You Do With Your Anxiety?

Anxiety is a normal experience of living in a fallen world. We are surrounded by a host of uncertainties and problems that provoke our emotions to the edge. Some may deal with anxiety as a disorder and others as a natural expression of their human frailty and limitedness. But this is something we all feel […]

Looking Ahead (not back)

“Oh that I were as in months past.” Job 29:2 Numbers of Christians can view the past with pleasure, but regard the present with dissatisfaction; they look back upon the days which they have passed in communing with the Lord as being the sweetest and the best they have ever known, but as to the […]

A Reminder for Struggling Parents

We recognize that we are all living through unprecedented and uncertain times. This time is especially hard for families in our midst. Schedules are in upheaval. Homes are turning into workplaces and school buildings. Parents are juggling multiple responsibilities. It can seem like you are always swimming upstream. Be encouraged parents, you’ve been given a […]

A Prayer of Lament

Reigning Lord Jesus, We declare that you sit upon your throne as our Ascended King. Yet, we lament that your power and authority is often hidden from our eyes. How long will you let death ravage your world? How long will you let Satan ravage people’s lives? How long will you let sin and sickness […]

Stop Holding Your Breath!

Is this COVID-19 merely the equivalent of a blizzard? Or will it be a long winter? Or, worse, an ice age? Andy Crouch summarizes three perspectives and possible realities in his recent article on the need for our adaptation to what appears to be our new normal. When COVID-19 hit, most everyone was thinking in […]

Ministry of Mercy

The sociologist and historian Rodney Stark has written extensively on the early Christian church’s response to epidemics and plagues in the Roman Empire. In a culture where pity was viewed as a character defect, Christians spoke and acted differently. In the 2nd and 3rd centuries, devastating plagues swept through the empire. Two responses were common: […]