Is there a preferable posture when we pray—kneeling, standing, flat on the floor? Hands folded, hands lifted up? Eyes closed or open? What kind of language are we supposed to use? What are we supposed to pray about?
I love my busy. I want meaning and passion, a life filled with purpose and intent. Abundance.
My call is to work for God, whether as homemaker or professional and in all of life’s shifting seasons. I still feel torn between my new identity as a mom and my career aspirations.
In many ways, we have moved closer to a biblical understanding of the gospel and of life, closer to a worldview that calls Christians to “walk in God’s ways” in every area of their lives. And yet, a fundamental problem remains.
If Christians are to live out their lives before the face of God, where should they look for guiding principles in how to conduct agriculture?
How do our friends, neighbors, and family members seek and access mental and behavioral health services that will help them in their journey towards health? How do we as Christians and as a society “look after” them, and how can we do better?
To turn the question of truth towards the person of Christ helps us answer the question of how we can know that we can know the truth.
What can be done to counter the agenda-setting function of the media?
I believe that God has called us to a full life of stewardship in all areas of our lives and development. Our bodies are a temple of the Holy Spirit and we were bought with a price.
Developing and maintaining cognitive fitness is a lifelong process that, not unlike physical fitness, requires considerable self-discipline at every age.
God asks no less from us than that we be creatively faithful in all things – even what we put into our bodies – to the best of our abilities and understanding.
How often do we consider using 100% of our body in pursuing God’s redemptive call? How often do we succumb to viewing our bodies through our culture’s lens of graphically enhanced photos prepared for mass distribution?
As the Presidential election is in the spotlight across the United States, we find ourselves in more and more discussions about the candidates we like and the issues that are important to us. As a student in Iowa just days before the caucuses, exposure to presidential campaigns seems impossible to avoid.
2016 has started out with many Americans running away from investments in stocks and many others waiting in long lines to buy a 1/292 million chance at a 1.6 billion dollar Powerball payout.
Director Alex Garland suggests a world in which God is no longer part of the equation. Are we surprised that things go awry?
My reasons for academic study are many, but to see my academic study in light of and in response to God’s grace in my life has been the most freeing.
When we talk about loving God with our minds, I suspect that most of the time we think of academic work that is rational and analytical. But in making poems, the more mysterious subconscious mind is employed along with the analytical.
As we come to the end of 2015, we as a nation reflect on major events of the past year and should determine how to move forward.
A Mexican Christmas is full of fun, music, and dance. It is so magical how in spite of the bad things happening in my country, we can still get the chance of sharing the love and celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.
The staff of iAt asked some of our readers to share with us the top most influential books they have read this year. Here is the list of the top books for 2015 and why.
Though the world may be groaning , and violence seemingly unrelentless, somehow God gives peace to the world – peace to us – through Jesus.
Plenty of people have livelihoods that don’t follow strict schedules, but this doesn’t mean that finding true moments of Sabbath are impossible; in fact, it means that finding Sabbath is an invitation to be creative and purposeful with each day.
When I think about busyness and reflect on whether my life is getting out of rhythm, I really start to wonder being “busy for the Kingdom” is perhaps harmful. “Doing a little more for Jesus” might mean our rhythm of life is off.
A few titles that rose to the top of my list while I was preparing to teach a discipleship course on what it means to be “good busy.” These books influenced my habits and attitudes related to time, and I hope you’ll find at least one that interests and helps you, too.