There are denominations that believe if you commit suicide, God will automatically send you to hell, regardless of anything else you’ve ever believed. Does the Bible back this up? There is only one passage in Scripture where this argument is made from.
I love hearing Ruth Haley Barton’s voice when I read her books. I have been on nine retreats led by Ruth over approximately a two year period. When I go to read her books, I can’t help but hear the inflections in her voice and her deep care for ministry leaders (for me!) as she […]
You can listen to Noah Filipiak’s “Behind the Curtain” Podcast interview with James Gardin on the Podbean Player below or you can subscribe to all “Behind the Curtain” Ministry Podcast episodes on iTunes. (Podcast listening tip: use the podcasts app on your smartphone and listen while driving, doing chores, or working out) Noah Filipiak interviews […]
I read Hebrews 2:14-18 yesterday. Read it slowly, out loud, a few times: Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil— and free those who all their lives were […]
One of my uncles died last week. He was 67. My dad is also 67. I turned 35 today. If you cut my years on this earth in half and went back in time, it would be the summer between my junior and senior year of high school. Blink. Now I’m 35. If you double […]
When you ask God to take away your depression or anxiety and He doesn’t…