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    The freeing reality of death, destitution, and despair
    Jesus said the Truth shall set us free.Yet the Truth is sometimes bittersweet, with a special emphasis on bitter.Job (chapter 3)spoke from the heart when he cursed the day he was born. He spoke from a bitter despair, from a bitter destitution that...
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    Where is God when the world rips your beating heart out?
    Where is God when your child won't listen to sensible advice, but would rather exercise self destructive habits?Some would say He is on His Cross right next to yours.Where is God when your boss, and your employer, use you like a tool, only to...
  • What God Wants - A Devotion
    What God Wants - A Devotion
    John 14:12-14 (NLT)“I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father. You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son...
  • Fallen Solider in the Ukraine
    Terrorist groups and war, testing the limits of the worlds faith
    As we see each day on the television, in the newspapers and scattered across the internet, terrorism is running rampant in the streets.This devil dealing group called ISIS has us tested in our faith and our beliefs for a world free of persecution...
  • Lily
    Dogged faith
    In a guest column in the New York Times last Friday, Julia Baird argues that sometimes doubt is essential to faith. She says, in essence, that God is too big a subject to be completely sure about.I’ll go along with that, while adding this:...
  • Citizen by Rob Peabody
    Rob Peabody on Exchanging Mediocre Faith for Radical Living
    When living what you believe to be a good Christian life still leaves you feeling empty, you might begin to wonder: Do I really know what it means to follow Christ? It’s a question Rob Peabody, author of Citizen: Your Role in the Alternative...
  • That Thing You Do - A Devotion
    That Thing You Do - A Devotion
    Colossians 3:22-24 (NLT)Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything you do. Try to please them all the time, not just when they are watching you. Serve them sincerely because of your reverent fear of the Lord. Work willingly at whatever you do...
  • A lonely faith
    Islam: The lonely faith
    In an interview with a woman who shall remain anonymous, I dialogued with her a little about friendship in Islam. She is a convert to Islam, and she had this to say to me on the topic, “I feel like Islam for me is a solo search for a...
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    'All is vanity!' Pop culture and the death of the American soul
    "Vanity of vanities. All is vanity! For all his toil, his toil under the sun, what does man gain by it?"Ecclesiastes 1:2-11Barack Hussein Obama reigns supreme across a secularist-socialist-progressive trending nation. His rule has been...
  • Timehop - A Devotion
    Timehop - A Devotion
    Ecclesiastes 3:11-14 (NLT)Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end. So I concluded there is nothing...
  • Christian Ambassadors
    Christian Ambassadors Education Center grand opening
    We, as a society (a collective body of the human race), have forgotten that many of our citizens who are in need – “the least of these” – are not looking for, or want, a hand-out but a sincere, extended hand-up. Contrary to...
  • Betel Arnold, author of Buried Beneath the Words
    Where is Life's Remote Control?
    Guest post by Betel ArnoldThere are days when I’d really like to have a remote control for my life. It would be so convenient if I could pause, rewind, or just plain turn off the drama, because when I find myself in a situation where I don...
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    God Loves you too much too lose you
    Much of Life is Mystery.When we feel lost and forgotten, much of what seems like an unholy life-preserver, is really an instrument whichGod allows so that we don't completely give up. When we have given up on prayer--at least, positive prayer-...
  • The Sacred Year
    Moving Beyond the Masquerade to Genuine Faith
    Guest post by Michael YankoskiOver the past ten years I have had the chance to speak to hundreds of thousands of people, with invitations coming from universities, non-profit organizations, city councils, and churches. While this has, of course,...
  • Have We Lost It? - A Devotion
    Have We Lost It? - A Devotion
    I Corinthians 5:13-15 (NLT)If it seems we are crazy, it is to bring glory to God. And if we are in our right minds, it is for your benefit. Either way, Christ’s love controls us. Since we believe that Christ died for all, we also believe...