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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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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The Power of Living FOR
Jan12

The Power of Living FOR

By: Mike Glenn I grew up in a church where every Sunday I was told what not to do and then, on the next Sunday, we’d get together and praise God we hadn’t done anything. For me, Christianity was all about NOT doing anything wrong. And there was a long list of things God was against. He was against dancing, drinking, gossiping, smoking, card playing, and a lot of other things you found out were wrong after you had done them....

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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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