Noah’s story is a story of faithfulness, a story so important that we were taught it as very young children. It is a children’s story, of course, but it is even more an adult story.
How we can work to stem the rising tide of loneliness and alienation?
Today, we’ll poke at two other aspects of the game, its “battle royale” game mode and the business model that has made it such an astounding profit generator.
So what should Christian parents do? Should we be fearful? Well, I have a simple, biblical answer that can guide all parents who are worried about whatever the new gaming craze is—be it Fortnite or whatever inevitably replaces it in a few months.
One could argue that America’s decline in religious participation has paved the way for replacement, that in the place of God, a new idol of politics has emerged.
I have my own opinion on patriotism in the church until a woman who lost a son in Iraq shares hers, and it becomes obvious that any conversation about the flag in the church isn’t really about the flag in the church.
The first thing we know about God and His character—before anything else—was that He created, profoundly speaking the very existence of something into being without canvas, brush, paint, wood, metal or even clay for that matter.
Just as prayer helps the one who is praying to focus and listen and push distractions aside, crocheting allows for an emptying of what is distracting and cluttering the heart and mind.
In this world, people suffer. It comes with the territory. You can wish that fact not true, but you cannot wish it away. People suffer.
What role does lament play in our worship? If we come into God’s presence as whole persons, we come burdened with illness, grief, and confusion as well as with joy; with regrets and sorrows as well as with thanksgiving.
The consolation of the sufferer is the fact that God does not abandon the human in her hour of most desperate need.
In finding a sense of fulfillment and purpose, is it possible that somewhere along the way, we placed work at a level it was never meant to be on, changing the standard of what is successful and focusing our efforts on growth and improvement, never capable of saying we have enough?
While it’s easy to use these statistics to criticize the United States as fundamentally broken or backwards, it’s worth taking the time to pick apart the assumptions at play for why the U.S. has not created a statutory entitlement to some type of paid leave.
When I talk to my fellow Gen Z’s about their church attendance, the most common answer involves the difficulty of making the decision to go.
On June 4, the Supreme Court handed down its opinion in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, a case closely watched by many in the Christian community. In this case, Masterpiece Cakeshop won by a 7-2 margin, but this was not a total victory.
The evidence is indisputable—we are entering unchartered territory in the history of the American church, and perhaps it would help to understand the motivating factors for Gen Z.
Continuing in the topic of everyday liturgies, Dawn Berkelaar discussions the healthy rhythm of sleep.
Everyday liturgies shape and form us. Howard Schaap explores the simple, and surprisingly profound, liturgy of pet ownership.
Have you ever stopped to consider how experiences in your childhood may have impacted your perceptions of God?
Discipline within the church needs to be more than a reactive judicial system to deal with sin. Discipline needs to begin proactively with rhythms that promote honest conversation.
Brad Littlejohn states that, “One of the most frequently-misunderstood Reformation doctrines is Luther’s assertion of the ‘priesthood of all believers'” and gives an in-depth, historical look into this doctrine.
In Scripture, the book of Esther is full of funny comedic mirrors, but it is not all fun and games. I believe that this tiny book in the canon of Scripture has something to teach us about the dangers of comedic mirroring.
Our “estate planning” would do well to include equipping ourselves with songs that have nurtured the Church for decades and centuries.
As hymn books dissolve into digital catalogs and organs morph into macbooks, what do we make of the source of our songs? Who decides what gets written and what gets played (are the worship wars really over)?
How do we avoid the temptation to pit science against faith and, in so doing, risk diminishing faith to nothing more than a series of propositions and claims and distorting science into an endeavor to prove or disprove the existence of God?