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 […]
I just did a guest post for the Dadding Depressed blog: How To Find What You’re Looking For In A Pornography Search.
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 […]
Too often in Christian circles it’s taught that if you have faith, pray and obey, God will take away your problems. If you are worried, give those worries to God and he will solve them. If you’re going through a challenging time, God will fix it. Things typically don’t work out this cleanly in real […]