“A parent should never have to bury a child”, King Theoden declares in the movie The Lord of the Rings. The weight and pain of such a profound grief can cause us to cry out, “Why, God, why?”
Weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning. - Psalm 30:5b
Are you new to the Christian faith, and wondering how to get the most out of your Bible study times? This podcast series by apologist Jonathan Topping offers great suggestions and tips!
In this series of articles, Michael Horner, philosopher and apologist, invites us to consider whether the existence of evil and suffering provides adequate reasons to conclude that an all-good, all-powerful God does not exist. He points out that it is common for people to approach the question from two quite different perspectives, intellectually and emotionally, and that each perspective requires a uniquely tailored response. The investigation ends with a surprising twist.
Praying is simply having a conversation with God. It's asking Him for your needs, yes, but it's also a time when you can praise Him for who He is and learn to hear His voice.
We know it can be hard to remember and articulate all the things you've learned about sharing the Gospel. So, as you teach others, we're here to do the heavy lifting.
Have you ever had someone tell you that your Christian faith is a crutch? Well, the best response we've heard to that is: "Absolutely." Our faith helps us see that we are all broken people who really need to borrow strength from a Savior, to lean on a deep and abiding faith. We are always growing, always depending on the grace of God.
Connecting with like-minded people who genuinely care about one another is a gift we take for granted all too often. But it's not always rosy; sometimes, friendship gets messy.