A Vision for the Church

A Vision for the Church

The church is God's appointed agency for the salvation of men. It was organized for service, and its mission is to carry the gospel to the world. From the beginning it has been God's plan that through His church shall be reflected to the world His fullness and His sufficiency. The members of the church, those whom He has called out of darkness into

The Influence of a Mother

The Influence of a Mother

Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg, COO (Chief Operating Officer) of Facebook, became the how-to Bible for some women’s quest for self-actualization.  But was Sandberg correct in her thesis? Can most women with children “lean in” and “have it all”?  Here, we share a few articles that have looked at this question from a different angle.   Anne Marie Sl

Matthew 4: The Mechanics of Faith (Part 2)

Matthew 4: The Mechanics of Faith (Part 2)

When Christ encountered the temptations of Satan in the wilderness, He was merely participating in the physical manifestation of an invisible conflict which has raged unabated throughout the universe for the past 6,000 years. This was (and is) a conflict between the government of God and the rebellion of Satan, between two competing world-views vyi

Laughing at the Funeral

Laughing at the Funeral

My daughter is 12, and her mother and I try to keep up with everything she’s reading, which means that we’re both reading a lot of children’s/preteen literature. As I began to preview the choices of teen/youth/young adult literature, I came to a startling conclusion: one of the most popular genres was dystopian fiction—stories that detail how the f

Is God Good?

Is God Good?

I’ve noticed something. In both the halls of the university and the corridors of the church, doubt in the existence of God isn’t the most common issue I have run into. Rather, it is doubt in the goodness of God.   Constantly bombarded with the world’s pain, we began to develop a theology: God is distant. God must not really care about us. God

Matthew 4: A Question of Trust

Matthew 4: A Question of Trust

Over the past 6,000 years, the great controversy between Christ and Satan has been fought with one supreme objective in mind: the allegiance of all created beings. However, because all intelligent beings were created by God as free moral agents, one’s allegiance is fundamentally determined by who they trust. This article will therefore explore the

Word Games

Word Games

As I recalled a discussion I had with a cousin of mine from one of my African villages about a particular dress code at church, I realized just how significant a difference there is between the mentalities in churches based in village areas vs. urban areas. It became evident to me that, as a people, we sometimes create laws for ourselves which are