Relationships are tricky. Each one is different. They’re messy and complicated and painful, yet we can’t flourish without them.
Relationship is at the center of exchange. It’s at the center of the universe, really, and always has been.
God models relationship for us in the Trinity – being completely who he is […]READ FULL POST →
In response to Planned Parenthood’s alleged selling of baby body parts, an estimated 12,000 people in 65 cities across the US gathered at “Women Betrayed” rallies on Tuesday, July 28th, demanding that Planned Parenthood be defunded.
Speakers at the Washington, D.C. rally on Capitol Hill included presidential candidates Dr. Ben Carson, senators Rand Paul […]READ FULL POST →
Every summer thousands of Christians pack their bags full of bug spray, bandanas, coloring books, toys, and translation books, eager to board a flight to a faraway nation.
Eyes full of excitement and hearts earnestly prepared to share the gospel with those natives of that distant nation, these pilgrims often dream of the ways […]READ FULL POST →
Throughout human history, people of all cultures have sought freedom. Some have emphasized inner spiritual or emotional freedom, and others freedom from external restraints, such as slavery or political freedom.
In this series we will discuss the biblical view of freedom, examining how it is presented in the Old and New Testaments.
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How do you fit into God’s big picture of restoration?
How does the work you do every day give a glimpse of the way things are going to be when Christ returns and closes out the fourth and final chapter of the four chapter gospel?
Restoration is part of God’s bigger plan for […]READ FULL POST →
Human beings need freedom to flourish.
We need an environment that provides us the freedom to pursue our callings, thrive in our work, and that reflects the inherent dignity of every person.
Making the case for a three-point framework of freedom, fulfillment, and flourishing, Anne Bradley writes,
We need to live […]READ FULL POST →
As kids growing up we sometimes complained that we didn’t have what we wanted, or lacked something to get a job done. The adults in my family had a standard response: “What is that in thine hand?”
This was a reference to the biblical account of God commanding Moses to […]READ FULL POST →
The concept of alienation was important to Karl Marx. As he defined it, workers were alienated from the product of their labors. Today alienation has a broader meaning, usually referring to powerlessness. Whenever you feel politically or economically powerless, you feel alienated.
The late John Stott opens his classic article, Four Ways Christians […]READ FULL POST →