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Does God Still Speak to Us Today?

Does God Still Speak to Us Today?

I was having dinner with a friend awhile back, and he asked me whether I thought God still speaks to us today. My friend was struggling. He had been praying and wanted God to encourage him and speak to him. But he felt like God was silent and far away. When he asked...
Is the Bible True?

Is the Bible True?

I was listening to a talk by Jared Byas on the topic of whether the Bible was true. He had an interesting take on the question, and I thought it might be helpful to share some of what he talked about. Questioning the Bible Can Cause a Firestorm Before I get into what...
Turn the Gem

Turn the Gem

I was listening to Rob Bell speak the other day about reading and interpreting the Bible. He used a metaphor for engaging with the Bible that I thought was really interesting: turn the gem. The One Correct Interpretation Here’s what he was talking about: Often when we...
4 Steps to Look for the Movement in the Bible

4 Steps to Look for the Movement in the Bible

People sometimes read the Bible and get frustrated, because the Bible seems to say some crazy things about God and what God did. But when we react in this way, I think we have a tendency to miss the movement in the Bible. In other words, to understand the Bible more...
4 Keys to Comforting Others in Trouble

4 Keys to Comforting Others in Trouble

As a counselor, one of my favorite Bible verses is 2 Corinthians 1:3-4. Here’s what it says: Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort...
Do What You Were Created to Do

Do What You Were Created to Do

Sometimes in life, it’s easy to get off track. There are so many things competing for our time and attention. Emails, social commitments, hobbies, volunteering at church, etc. How do we keep ourselves focused on what’s important? What IS important? What Was Important...
God’s Heart for Mission

God’s Heart for Mission

This blog post is Part 2 in a 14-part blog series on discovering and living your mission. (If you missed Part 1, you can find it here.) Finding and living out our mission isn’t just something we do because it makes our lives more meaningful—it is deeply important to...
But It’s a Sin

But It’s a Sin

This blog post is Part 6 in a 12-part blog series on Christianity and justice. (If you missed the first post, you can find it here.) Specifically, we have been talking about barriers that some Christians have around engaging in justice efforts. One of the biggest...
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