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by Frederick Cardoza
February 3, 2011
Fear can be rational or irrational.
That said, there's a 'sense' in which it doesn't always matter whether one's fear is rational or not. That's because even if a particular fear happens to be irr...
by Nell Sunukjian
August 8, 2012
Reading the Bible. It sounds so simple. Just read the Bible every day, or at least read it regularly for nourishment and insight and communication with God.
But how do we do it? In a time when the...
by Kenneth Berding
August 7, 2012
Do you remember the "just say no to drugs" campaign waged a number of years ago? (The slogan "just say no" continues to be used in schools across the country.) The assumption of the slogan was that...
June 25, 2012
I have recently been convicted about the content of my praying. This has come about especially through meditating on the prayers of the Apostle Paul. What were the subjects that he thought worthwhi...
by Michelle Lee-Barnewall
June 14, 2012
In The Spirit of the Disciplines, Dallas Willard identifies what he calls "disciplines of engagement" and "disciplines of abstinence." Examples of disciplines of abstinence include fasting, solitud...
by John E McKinley
May 17, 2012
I heard recently that the Jewish and (East) Indian mentalities expect life to be full of difficulties and pain as a matter of course. The American mentality expects the opposite: a happy life overa...
May 16, 2012
How does one raise a daughter? What does a young girl need from her parents? What does she need from her mom?
I found myself intrigued by two stories in Mark about daughters. The stories have simi...
May 14, 2012
Last year a well-known auto insurance company ran a creative commercial warning drivers about the importance of having good car insurance (especially theirs). An actor starring as "Mayhem" rides on...
by Kenneth C Way
May 4, 2012
I was recently reflecting on my doctoral training and I realized that I learned a few things (ten, to be precise) beyond the actual subject matter of my discipline. For starters, I learned that foo...
by John Hutchison
April 13, 2012
Paradox has a prominent place in Christian theology. Jesus said, "For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and the gospel will save it" (Mark 8:35). Simila...