The most impressive thing I’ve noticed is the rise in podcasts that present amazing, wise and well researched views of the oldest book in popular culture. Bible podcasts are a stunning new thing.
Disappointment with God often limits our ability to trust God. Sadly for some, it can even lead to abandoning their beliefs altogether.
As I reflect on my journey to and in Israel, I have seen how God provided for me and grew my faith through 19 flights, eight airports, five countries/states and a lifetime of experience.
Do you ever sleep a full eight hours and wake up tired, only to repeat the cycle the next night, and the next, and wonder what on earth is going on?
In the wake of scandals across churches and leaders, the Christian community has been trying to make sense of what went wrong and whom to hold responsible.
Consumer feedback is one of the most effective ways you can push for more ethical work practices by your favourite brands.
It’s scary giving Jesus your whole life. But when we are able to, our relationship with Him is that much deeper and richer.
A formula for conversations that involve deeper themes and emotions is defined for us in Colossians, the two main factors are grace and salt. What does “salt” mean though? How can we “season” our conversations?
The fact that money is a major stressor in marriage is not news. The way we spend and save can be a black or white issue for many of us.
In recent times the realities of an ageing population, an emerging generation of workers and their subsequent new attitude to work have dawned on many business leaders.
This must be a rite of passage that almost everyone goes through at some point: to be stuck in a job you don’t like.
Because the health of marriage is ultimately determined by individual health, we need to be diligent about emotional, mental, physical and spiritual fitness.
Sometimes we can view prayer as work where big words and a lot of time is required. Yet the Bible reminds us that short prayers are long enough. What short prayer can you offer God today?
Do you remember these lovely lines from St Patrick’s prayer: “Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ in me.” And because Christ is with and before and behind and in, I am grateful and engaged and open.
Too often we put our spouses on defense simply by how we say something. This primes the pump for conflict that doesn’t need to happen.
It may not be true for everyone, but anecdotally there seems to be an enduring sense of collective exhaustion: the trauma of 2020 is yet to clear, the cost of living is unsettling, and we just don’t feel like ourselves.
Right now everyone is cancelling everyone. Everyone thinks that they’re right and the other side is wrong. But here’s the thing: If everyone is thinking this, we can’t all be right. One of us has to be wrong.
Those tasked with the important job of parenting Generation Alpha are likely to be those of Generations X and Y. While most Baby Boomers were shaped in households where fewer mums worked outside the home, today the majority of parents are two-income earning.
In an age of increasing unforgiveness, in which the “should” and the “can” are fast disappearing I pray Keller’s successors can simultaneously would and heal us – and our culture – in the way he did so richly during his lifetime.
You can’t appeal to the existence of timeless, universal moral standards that apply to all people across our world and then deny the existence of such standards. It’s an illogical way to live.
Your gift of just $6 on Take Away Hunger Day will feed a hungry child at school for a whole month.
The current culture encourages throwing out comments like bait into social media and other social settings. The intent is to catch people and reel them into angry conflict over issues, both large and small, without any desire for personal, rational conversation.
Good oversight of systems of saving that you can later draw on, played an important role in the history of God’s people.
It’s a noble and inspiring sentiment, but what does it mean to flourish?
It’s important to remember that self-acceptance means a very different thing to people who are without Christ and those who have chosen to have him as their Lord and Saviour.