What Christianity Alone Offers Transgender Persons

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by Sam Allberry A day barely passes without transgender issues hitting the news. It might be a human interest feature about someone transitioning from one sex to another, and how they’ve been received (or not) by their communities. It might concern the politics of rights for transgender men and women, and which restrooms should be [...]

Four Steps to Rebuild Trust

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by Josh Squires Trust is essential. According to one researcher, trust is the cornerstone of every relationship. But how do we become trustworthy? And how do we regain trust in someone when they’ve done something to betray our trust? As essential as trust is for healthy relationships, trust is also tricky. In my counseling training, [...]

What Does It Mean to Be ‘Pro-Life’?

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by Scott Klusendorf What does “pro-life” mean? Jesus cared about all marginalized people, not just a few. As a Christian, then, my ethic should be broad and inclusive. I should do something to resist human trafficking, alleviate poverty, promote fatherhood, and welcome genuine refugees. But it doesn’t follow that the operational objectives of the pro-life movement [...]

4 Reasons We Can Be Thankful in Times of Trouble

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by Joe Carter On Thanksgiving Day, Americans celebrate their most religious of secular holidays. For hundreds of years they’ve made a national tradition of giving thanks for the blessings of the preceding year. But for Christians, every day should be a day of thanksgiving, since the regular practice of gratitude is a means by which [...]

Why Are So Many So Silent?

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The Insider Movement by Greg Morse “When I return home next month, there is a good chance they will kill me before I can come back to America.” He had only been a believer for a year. “I could not help but tell my family and friends about the new life I found in Jesus. [...]

8 Questions to Help You Understand and Apply the Bible

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Sometimes the most important things in the Christian life can be the most difficult. That can certainly be true of understanding and applying the Bible. As believers we know that reading Scripture is essential to following Jesus. But if we’re honest, we often find it difficult to understand and apply. The Bible talks about so [...]

Game of Dethroning Sexual Sin

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Recently, Kevin DeYoung kicked the proverbial hornet’s nest when he wrote a post titled, “I Don’t Understand Christians Watching Game of Thrones.” That post was swiftly met with a tirade of social media attacks, such as, “The Bible has many, many more violent and lewd scenes than Game of Thrones…know your Bible, Kevin,” “[you] shouldn’t [...]

Finding Strength for the Storms You Face

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God Will Bring You Through by Chad Ashby How do we weather seasons in life when friends are far away, fair havens have faded from the horizon, we are storm-tossed at sea, and everything we need has been stripped away? You lose your job. You’re failing exams. Your home feels like a battleground. You’ve just [...]

Even in Our Son’s Death, God Has Been Great and Good

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No expecting parent is ever prepared to hear these words: “Your baby no longer has a heartbeat.” And the words the Holy Spirit whispered to me moments before I heard that doctor’s statement were the last words I expected to hear: “David, even if your son is dead, God is still sovereign, and he is still good.” On December 17, 2015, [...]

5 Things Every Christian Must Know about the Transgender Debate

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The transgender debate is becoming all-encompassing. Issues such as education, law, government, entertainment all fall in the crosshairs of the transgender debate, and our culture moves with such speed that working out how to respond seems overwhelming, if not impossible. So here are five essential things for Christians to keep in mind as we think [...]