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The Key to Courageous Conversations

They said to me, “The survivors who are left from the captivity in the province are there in great distress and reproach. The wall of Jerusalem is also broken down, and its gates are burned with fire.” So it was, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned for many […]

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The Beyond Suffering Bible: An Interview with Joni Eareckson Tada

  About 1-in-5 people in the USA live with some type of physical disability; 10 million people a year experience a serious mental illness; and 1-in-6 Americans struggle with chronic health conditions, leading to roughly 65 million Americans providing care for someone with a disability or chronic illness.   [See Bible Gateway Blog post: Tyndale to Release Beyond Suffering Bible]  […]

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Whom Shall I Fear?

My daughter loves to be afraid. She rides the craziest, twistiest, highest roller coasters; has bungee-jumped headfirst off a 300-foot tower; and skydived out of an airplane last week. She reads scary novels, watches horror movies, and loves a ghost story around the campfire on a moonlit night. She’s not alone. We’re a culture who […]

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What’s Your Why?

Meet Mawi Asgedom. Mawi was born on September 29, 1976, in Ethiopia at the onset of civil war within the country. Mawi’s father had to leave the country when Mawi was a toddler, leaving him behind with his brother, sister, and mother. Every day, Mawi’s mother cared for her small children amidst war and death. […]

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It’s All About Grace

I once heard a pastor start a sermon by asking the question, “When you look in the mirror, do you see a forgiving person who extends grace to people in their presence and in their absence, or do you see a person who speaks negatively of people, holds grudges, and makes sure people know you […]

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Why Does Theology Matter?

The first day of the semester in my New Testament classes (a general education requirement), I am greeted by upwards of 25 pairs of deer-in-headlights gazes and dropped jaws. My best efforts to alleviate their fear of diving into deep theological waters about a faith many of them have grown up with fail miserably. Yet […]

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Little Things Matter

“Aren’t the rivers of Damascus, the Abana and the Pharpar, better than any of the rivers of Israel? Why shouldn’t I wash in them and be healed?” So Naaman turned and went away in a rage. But his officers tried to reason with him and said, “Sir, if the prophet had told you to do […]

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The Two Cures for Discouragement

Failure often gets us down, but have you noticed how we can also get discouraged after we’ve been successful? The Bible teaches that discouragement has two sources because we have two problems: The world is damaged. God says, “The ground is cursed because of you” (Genesis 3:17). Just as thorns grew up to frustrate Adam’s […]

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What Keeps Us from Trusting God

This morning while reading Jeremiah 4, I didn’t get very far before having to stop—at verse 1. “If you wanted to return to me, you could” (NLT). We often approach God and faith as a fix-all for what ails us. We look to the Bible and maybe to people who are close to God to […]

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Living for God

Lately I’ve been thinking about the early days of my faith formation. When I was a young Christian—in age and in faith—I had the privilege of being part of a community of Christians where grace flowed freely and the Bible came alive. I was enthralled by the experiences of God’s holiness we shared that led […]

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