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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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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Does the American Dream Conflict With Jesus’ Teaching?
Jan05

Does the American Dream Conflict With Jesus’ Teaching?

By Felicia Alvarez It smelled. Bad—really bad. In fact, I thought I was going to be sick. But the kids of this neighborhood in Mexico didn’t seem to notice the stench surrounding them. They held our hands as we climbed up the dirt hill to their small “Bible clubhouse,” made out of old garage doors. As I looked around at what these kids considered their play area and home I saw trash. I smelled trash. It was a dirty, stinky, rotting...

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My Obsession with Weight
Dec15

My Obsession with Weight

By: Nameless “Did you seriously just throw away the bun because you didn’t want to eat those extra calories?” What was I supposed to say? She was my one of my closest friends. I could not just lie to her. But that is exactly what I did, and owning up to it was what caused me to realize what was going on with me. I was struggling with what closely resembled anorexia, and I was scared to death. How in the world did I get here? Me? An...

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Responding to Intolerance: From Life Transformation to World Transformation
Nov04

Responding to Intolerance: From Life Transformation to World Transformation

By: Matthew Steven Bracey Increasingly we find ourselves in an America that doesn’t share our Christian beliefs. In fact, it even refuses to tolerate them. Universities decline to recognize Christian student groups with traditional, religious values. Cities deny church groups equal access to rent public properties. Courts find Christian bakers and florists who decline to participate in same-sex ceremonies guilty of discrimination....

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Seeing Color Clearly
Dec02

Seeing Color Clearly

Because of racialization, colorblindness is not an option. Our racial history is ugly and as Christians we need to recognize it.

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