Category: Faith

April 24, 2024
Work & the New Creation

Mark Stephens considers how the Christian hope for our future influences the way in which we approach work in the present. "All too often, Christian talk about the present becomes a discourse of ‘endurance’, in which we are waiting for the day when the present will be terminated by the arrival of an eternity that […]

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April 13, 2024
Why fighting for justice and creating beauty are basically the same thing

An artist and a lawyer discuss beauty and justice. What is beauty? What is justice? Makoto Fujimura explains that in Japan, beauty is sacrifice. His wife, Haejin, notes that justice is only discussed, eg. in the media, when situations or events are considered unjust, so we rarely see a "just" world. Despite our cultural differences, […]

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April 3, 2024
Strengthen Your Prayer Life with an Assist from Past Pray-ers

Zachariah Carter suggests using the written prayers of others when struggling to express our own thoughts and words in our devotions. "One of the benefits of written prayers is the opportunity to expand your vision of what prayer can be. Some prayers are deeply theological and can help you ponder the depths of God’s self-revelation. […]

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March 20, 2024
Hints for How to Pray

A Simple Regimen of Private Prayer In 1942, George A. Buttrick, a Congregationalist minister, wrote this guide to the practice of prayer, noting that, “Prayer is friendship with God. Friendship is not formal, but it is not formless: it has cultivation…the casual mind kills it.” The founder of Renovaré, Richard J. Foster, writes, "I am helped […]

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March 20, 2024
The (Hyper) Consuming Christian

A thoughtful reflection by Renee Zou considering consumerism. "How much of our spending is not to meet our needs, but rather for the expression of self and the impressing of others? It is sad to see how Christians, at least in the West, have also bought into the hedonistic lie of our century that life […]

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February 14, 2024
Christ & Identity

What is unique about Christian Identity? Tim Keller explores how Christian beliefs impact those who believe. "The second of four talks at the Living Out Identity in Christ conference 2018." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfuHLbHXWuQ Photo by Ben Sweet on Unsplash

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February 5, 2024
5 Powerful Prayers for Employment and a New Job

These prayers may guide personal requests or for those known to us who are seeking employment. "We have a God who can relate, and he is a God who wants to hear from us even in our most trying moments. Our heavenly Father knows everything that’s going on in our lives, but he still wants […]

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January 29, 2024
A Biblical Guide to Inner Work

Mark Roberts guides the reader through 9 biblical devotions , which reflect upon the ways in which a Christian's inner nature can be transformed by God for His glory.

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January 29, 2024
The Temptation We Most Often Overlook

The pertinence of this article reveals the inherent danger of our increasingly secular Western world ... the sidelining of God., which author Trevin Wax describes as, "...the temptation of godlessness. I’m not referring to the atheist’s refusal to acknowledge God’s existence. Nor am I referring to spiritual or religious people who deny certain biblical teachings […]

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January 29, 2024
When work becomes an idol

The discussions in this podcast can help us to be more insightful into the areas of our lives where we may create idols. With useful suggestions to guide us in questioning our motives and reasons for attributing importance to different aspects of our work, this is indeed a thought-provoking conversation. "...what comes to mind when […]

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January 26, 2024
Let’s Talk: What’s the Point of Work?

"My mission today is to glorify God..." says Melissa Kruger in this thought-provoking discussion about human relationships with work.

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January 24, 2024
Grandparenting: a balancing act

Keith and Sarah Condie reflect on the delight and privilege of becoming recent grandparents. They bring thoughtful suggestions to help weather the ups and downs of relationships, worldviews and the aging process. There is also a review of a collection of essays by Christian grandparents to encourage others in helping to model a life of […]

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