If I struggle with depression, I may see myself as a worthless blob of cells. Or if I have an inflated opinion of myself, I may think that I’m God’s gift to the world. What is the truth about me? What does Christ think?
On Memorial Day, we honor the men and women who have given their lives in the line of duty. But how do we feel about the people who have suffered torture and death for the holy cause of Christ? Do we think that Christian martyrs are a little too fanatical, a little crazy?
When the church was born, the mother of Jesus was there. When the disciples partook of communion for the first time, Mary was there. What was she thinking as she ate the bread and drank the cup?
In state capitals across the nation, protesters are demanding the right to go back to work and reopen their businesses. But some politicians and ordinary citizens are accusing them of being selfish. Is this a just criticism?
Jesus and his disciples were crossing the Sea of Galilee. A fierce squall threatened to sink the boat and drown them all. The disciples were in a panic, but Jesus gently rebuked them (Mark 4:35-41).
Peter says that men and women born again have a “living hope” (1 Pet. 1:3). That hope defines our life in Christ. But what is it based on?
The Bible says that God works all things together for good for those who love him (Rom. 8:28). Do we see any evidence for this claim in the current pandemic crisis?
If God is love, then why did he create people in the first place, knowing full well that they would suffer? This is a fair question, but there is a better one.
James says that human life is a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes away. This obvious fact has profound implications for us as we process the current health and economic crisis in the U.S.
King Jehoiakim didn’t like the message in Jeremiah’s scroll, so he cut it in pieces and burned it in the fire pot. Are we guilty of doing sort of the same thing