Could there really be a force that pulls us out of the swamp?
Does 21st century science have everything figured out? Uh, no. How about 21st century religion. No. So... there's room for growth! ...
There are good ways to use your judgment, and bad ways, too. This article is about the bad ones.
Good judgment... is a good thing. How do you cultivate it?
Life is full of "slippery slope" problems. Human beings have to learn to deal with them, AND... human beings are designed, evolved, and equipped to do exactly that.
Love. It's the heart of it all. God is love itself, and we're made in His image and likeness. What can we learn about it from His Word?
King Ahab is almost a comical figure in his complaining about the bad news he always hears from a prophet of the Lord. Amazingly, he seems completely unaware of the fact that he is personally responsible for the evil prophecy that always comes his way.
When Jesus died on the cross, the veil of the temple in Jerusalem was "rent in twain" from top to bottom. It was a watershed event in spiritual history.
There's the valley of the shadow of death to get through. The Lord will help us with that. And there are green pastures and good water ahead. We should fear no evil.
Jesus's parable of the Good Samaritan is sparked by a man who asks a fundamental human question: "What shall I do to inherit eternal life?" Rev. Jim Cooper ties Jesus's answer to another place in the Gospels where that question is asked.
The third chapter of Daniel follows the same pattern as the first two: Nebuchadnezzar begins by making threats against those who do not bow to his every whim, and ends with his humbly admitting the Lord's power.
This is one of humankind's oldest stories. Why do we still have it?
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