The problem of evil has burdened the hearts of faith seekers and theologians for centuries. But here are 4 things to remember when you encounter evil in the world.
We serve the God of abundance, and yet we often operate with a scarcity mentality. Here are 4 ways to begin thinking abundance rather than scarcity.
“Forgiveness doesn't mean you forget.” This isn’t exactly a true statement. In many ways, forgiveness does mean you forget. Because forgiveness means no longer harboring the anger, pain, and agony of a past hurt. But I think people use this phrase because they’re trying to counter the perception that forgiving someone is equal to trusting them again. … Continue reading The Difference Between Forgiveness And Trust
Every time a tragedy occurs, the first thing many people do is take to social media to share their “thoughts and prayers.” Whether it’s the horrors of an active shooter, the devastation of a natural disaster, or a destructive incident involving racially motivated violence, people react on social media by posting their “thoughts and prayers” and … Continue reading What To Do Instead Of Sending Thoughts And Prayers
In popular culture, self-care and positive thinking have become two of the greatest strategies for living a healthy life. These life philosophies only recently moved to the forefront of our minds as a society. The campaign for self care has given overly tired, overly worked, unhealthy people the permission to let go and care for themselves. … Continue reading 4 Ways Self-Care And Positive Thinking Are Ruining Your Life
Certain debates in the Church consume far more time, effort, and attention than they should. I believe the age of the earth is one of those debates. For the better part of a hundred and fifty years, Christians have been arguing over exactly how old the world is. While a traditional understanding says that creation is … Continue reading Why Christians Need To Stop Dividing Over The Age Of The Earth
Predestination is one of the more mysterious and controversial ideas we find in the bible. It’s the idea that God chose, from eternity past, those whom he would and wouldn’t bring to a saving relationship with himself. In other words, it was God’s sovereign choice who would and wouldn’t come to faith in Jesus.In 1 … Continue reading Does God Predestine Certain People To Hell?
More than a few people told me that the birth of my son would change my life forever. They were right. On August 21 at 2:24am, Silas Abner Chamberlain was born. I can already see that my life will never be the same. And for the record, the pain and agony of pregnancy, labor, and delivery was … Continue reading After Having A Baby, Your Faith Will Never Be The Same.
Forgiveness. We all want to receive it without hesitation. But we’re so reluctant to give it to others. And it's not that we don't want to forgive people who have wronged us. We know that forgiveness is a good thing. We give lip service to it. We can even wax eloquent about the virtue of it. … Continue reading How To Forgive Someone Who Wronged You
We all know that we should read the bible. We need to read it. But one of the most sought out questions among Christians is, “How do you read the bible?” Is there a best way or more fruitful way to read it? Is there a right way or wrong way? Do I just read … Continue reading How To Read Your Bible