A reader of iAt asked: “How should Christians reconcile the Genesis account with what science tells us about our origins?”
Do your kids play sports? Do they participate in AAU sports, the nationwide entity where 38 various sports are offered? Here is a parent’s guide to AAU sports and seven questions to consider.
Both Abraham Kuyper and Pope Francis insist that even though the poor are no better than the rich in God’s eyes, Jesus, as Kuyper puts it, “invariably took sides against those who were powerful and living in luxury, and for the poor and oppressed.” How then shall we respond as Christians?
If body cameras are supposed to help clear up the record, why was there no indictment in a case that seems so clearly abusive, and if a grand jury declined to indict despite the video evidence, what use is adopting cameras?
To get to know someone well enough to create a safe, welcoming space for that person to express their beliefs and their reasons for holding to those beliefs, and then having respectful conversations in an attempt to uncover our agreements and illuminate our disagreements is, for me, a deep expression of love for that person.
Given how the logic of the two days work against each other, you may only be able to really celebrate one (even if you participate in both). So which day will highlight your week and your life—Thanksgiving or Black Friday?
It was no surprise that this decision stirred strong emotional responses across the board, with many taking the same decision as either full exoneration of Mr. Wilson or proof positive of a racist system incapable of producing justice. So how do we make sense of what has happened?
There are a lot of term about “Reformed” and “Calvinism” used interchangeably. What do they all mean?
Native as a noun and an adjective. How and where do you belong?
For many people in North America, trying to understand what is taking place in Eastern Europe between Russia and Ukraine can be a bit confusing. Even Winston Churchill once described this part of Europe as a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.
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“Shut up, ho, and get off the stage.” “What I would pay for someone to shut the power off and shut her up.”
This is how Christians talk.
Three views by three artists on the definition of what art is. Do you agree with their views?
We have paid the culture of sports the ultimate compliment–we study it, we talk about it, we give some our treasurers to it, and we too often imitate it.
In honor of Reformation Day on October 31, we reflect on the importance of a good, patient and persistent mentor, like Martin Luther’s mentor, Johann von Staupitz.
Sometimes, asking a basic question can lead down some surprising paths–questions that lead to more questions and even more questions, after that. Here is one such question: Why do the gospels in the New Testament only have one name attached?
To what extent is it helpful for twenty-first century Reformed Christians to endorse a theology of election? Is predestination simply a “horrible decree”? Or is it potentially a doctrine of hope?
Many of us can easily be convicted to be compassionate in these ways; to give food, money, clothing and even our time. We know that we are doing what God calls us to. But is this all that God is calling us to in our response to the poor and vulnerable?
What training or teaching can be provided for emerging leaders in the role of elder and deacon in the church?
It may be more or less socially acceptable for us to express our feelings, or to let it be known that we have feelings, depending on our gender, age, social position and the like, but this doesn’t negate the creational reality: we are created with emotions.
It sounds simplistic, but we cannot love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength and love our neighbors as ourselves if we don’t believe we are valuable, worthy of love and belonging, from God and from others.
How can churches and Christian leaders be better at actually enacting servant leadership rather than hierarchical, top-down leadership?
How Langston Hughes’ poem “Harlem” still gives us a lens through which to understand racial relations in America.
Creation is the ultimate act of divine revelation. And that revelation requires both the ‘natural’ world and the products of human culture. Humans are not (just) the audience to whom God is revealed, we are part of the very picture of revelation itself. Humans are necessarily and essentially part of the created realm.
This is the idea that different parts of creation have legitimately different rules, tasks, and duties, given them by God for the proper functioning of the world.
There’s a scene in the 2006 Will Ferrell movie Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby in which Will Ferrell’s character, Ricky Bobby, is saying grace before a meal. He addresses his prayer explicitly to “baby Jesus.”