Is there an express lane or cashier-free counter, or must I wait upon the Lord in prayer? Read more

“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” (Matthew 5:5; ESV) John practices law and is a practicing Christian. Some might wonder how “practices law” and “practicing Christian” can go together in the same sentence, but John’s story reveals that they can. John was involved in a mediation proceeding with a former client based on a conflict between his law firm and this former client that dated back several years. John and his team sat in one room, and the… Read more

The prayer often attributed to St. Francis of Assisi referred to as the “Peace Prayer” includes the words, “Where there is injury, pardon.” Even though it is often claimed that St. Francis did not pen the prayer, it still resonates and penetrates our hearts as if he or someone like him did. What a contrast to the dominant way of thinking in our litigation age, in which we are bombarded by threats to sue on a recurring basis. The bombardment can… Read more

Mother’s Day has become one of the most commercialized and lucrative holidays on record. According to a Washington Post article, the inventor of Mother’s Day, Anna Jarvis, would be irate to know that “Mother’s Day has become one of the most profitable U.S. holidays, with annual spending steadily growing since 2006. This year, consumers are expected to spend a record high of $23.6 billion, according to the National Retail Federation.” If mothers were to reap the financial rewards for the holiday, perhaps… Read more

Increasingly, we find a vote of no-confidence in various established institutions, as well as countless individuals in our society. How do we reestablish trust? Read more

No one is immune to critique. In fact, we all need it. Read more

Political, racial and religious divisions often shape approaches to scientific matters in various ways. Read more

There are all kinds of prosperity gospel preaching today. There is the name it and claim it orientation that says “God wants you to be rich and famous. Just believe!” Another kind, a very different kind of prosperity gospel, is the one that instead of naming and claiming it goes, “They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads” (Revelation 22:4; ESV). Instead of salvation being about our naming and claiming ‘it’, our salvation is that Jesus… Read more

A student by the name of Theresa shared in class about how people often have two Instagram accounts. One is filled with beautiful pictures that are available to the entire world. The other account is only for close friends and family members, and includes less appealing, personal representations, possibly free of all filters. We got to thinking: what would it be like if we lived as if we only had one Instagram account free of all filters intended to alter… Read more

You hear a lot today about the  ‘feminization’ of the church. Many men fear that the ideal of womanhood has eclipsed biblical manhood. They have nothing to fear as long as Jesus Christ is the goal of humanity. After all, he is a Jewish man. Now just as being Jewish does not eclipse humanity, but participates in the new humanity with Gentile believers, so being male does not eclipse humanity, but participates in the new humanity with women: “There is neither… Read more

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