According to Christianity, what God values above all is relationship. But for relationship to be meaningful, it must be freely chosen; for relationship to be freely chosen, there must be the possibility of it being rejected; and wherever there is the possibility of rejecting relationship, there is also the possibility of pain and suffering. The […]
by Margaret Manning Shull “Instead of giving a firm foundation for setting the conscience of man at rest forever, Thou didst choose all that is exceptional, vague and enigmatic” –rails Ivan Karamazov against God in Dostoyevsky’s classic work The Brothers Karamazov. Those who encounter, or are encountered by the parables and stories of Jesus often […]
Originally posted on Church Is Messy (and that's a good thing):
I have been preaching for 20 years. Yesterday I did something that I have never done before in a sermon. I publicly called out false teachers and named them by name. I said, If you listen to Joel Osteen and Joyce Meyer, if…
by Stuart McAllister There is something deeply unsettling about biological threats. The very idea of unseen, undetectable, but deadly toxins or viruses is a modern nightmare. The sad thing is that we have too many actual examples to fuel our fears. For multitudes in the industrial town of Bhopal, India, a normal working day turned […]
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Apologetics, Worldview, and a Pebble in the Shoe
Christian inspiration and encouragement to give a jolt of caffeine to your soul.
Education is more than the mere imparting of information. The effort of education must cause a man to think and do for himself.