The Great Commission is all about going and making disciples. But in order to make disciples, we first need to know what they are, right? This series will explore what it means to be a disciple, how to become more like Jesus, and how to encourage others to join you in this amazing adventure.
Porn. It's anything but harmless. When someone is addicted to viewing explicit images, the part in the brain that triggers sexual arousal changes: rather than being attracted to their spouse, they're attracted to an image. This can cause irreparable damage to marriages and families. Not only that, the porn industry abuses thousands of women and men in the name of profit, every single day.
Around the holidays it is easy to be overwhelmed by huge to-do lists and party-planning. It's so easy to feel so busy with friends and family and yet still feel lonely. This year, we want to rediscover Christmas, and to rediscover the power of Christ. Rediscovering Christmas is all about rediscovering Jesus—taking practical steps to place Him at the center right where He belongs, celebrating the beauty of His coming, showcasing our wonderful Savior to the world.
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.
We spend a lot of our time as Christians talking about who Jesus is. Maybe it's time for us to start listening to what Jesus has to say about who we are, too. We know that we are fearfully and wonderfully made, the image of God, and created for holiness. But what does that look like for each of us?