The Ethics of Voting: A Christian Perspective
Sep28

The Ethics of Voting: A Christian Perspective

By Matthew Steven Bracey American citizenship is not a chance designation. It’s the intentional calling of a sovereign God to those who have it. When and where we find ourselves living life is no surprise to God. Part of the Christian’s task in discipleship, then, is discerning how best to fulfill this responsibility. While everyone can’t do everything, all Christians (of age) can do something: they can vote. The Christian vote can...

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Fear and Faith
Feb16

Fear and Faith

An Interview With Trillia J. Newbell Fear grips us in many ways. From triggering anxiety about our current situation to instilling worry about the future, fear has a way of taking hold of our heart and paralyzing us in the process. In her new book Fear and Fear: Finding the Peace Your Heart Craves Trillia J. Newbell discusses how Christians should deal with fear and how it doesn’t have to be as devastating as we allow it to be. We sat...

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Jesus: Back to the Future
Feb09

Jesus: Back to the Future

By Christopher Talbot George MacDonald’s delightful children’s book The Princess and the Goblin tells the story of Princess Irene and a silvery thread her grandmother made for her. This thread is made to lead the young princess back to her grandmother—especially in the midst of danger. The problem is, the thread only works if you’re following it forward. The moment you turn back, the thread disappears. Through one narrow passage after...

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Kingdom-Minded America: Why There’s No Need to Cut Off Any More Ears
Feb04

Kingdom-Minded America: Why There’s No Need to Cut Off Any More Ears

By Jacob Riggs In the early 1960s it became illegal for public schools to sponsor prayer. In 1980, the Supreme Court struck down a Kentucky law requiring every public school to display a copy of the Ten Commandments. I could mention many more examples that show the same thing: Christianity in the United States has moved from mainstream to marginalized. It used to be financially beneficial to display a fish sticker in the window of...

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Are You My Mentor?
Feb02

Are You My Mentor?

By Brandon Roysden Mentorship seems to be en vogue these days. At least the idea of it, anyway. With the breakdown of the family unit, an increasing interest in non-traditional education, and the feeling of isolation that sometimes comes with our increasingly digital world, many of us are beginning to look for individuals who can speak into our lives with wisdom and care. That may seem somewhat sappy to the more independent among us,...

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Food for Thought: Think You Don’t Need to Think About Your Entertainment Diet? Think Again
Jan19

Food for Thought: Think You Don’t Need to Think About Your Entertainment Diet? Think Again

By: Paul Asay It’s Friday night and your friends invite you to see The Bride of Paranormal Activity. It’ll be great, they say. The demon (Adam Sandler) stalks this poor, unsuspecting family who’ve all had webcams surgically implanted in their foreheads. And one night, the demon walks in and— Well, it’s obviously a must-see. Or so your friends say. And in a way, it feels like they’re right. After all, your...

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