What Does Science Tell Us About Our Soul?

Image by Lola Scott A NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: Science has the incredible ability to open up new sections of dialogue with the scripture and theology. Eric McClellan has done just that in many articles, including his most recent guest post at Pangea Blog—a site dedicated to bringing the king together in unity much as the continents once were united as one until split apart. In his article, Eric posses several questions about the soul, physics, and... Read More

A Christian Guide to Choosing a Birth Control Method

Image by JackelynAnn There are some groups of Christians, such as the Quiverfull movement , who are opposed to the use of birth control. I’m not a member in any of those groups. I’m in the group that advocates the use of birth control in a monogamous marriage, whereby both partners have prayerfully considered the chosen method and agree that it is God honoring, obedient to His call for their marriage, and respectful of human life. As a mom of... Read More

Let Us Not Make an Idol of the Bible: Why Trusting the Holy Spirit Within is Often More Important

From far beyond, God speaks to us. He is an infinite, transcendent, inexplicable Creator beyond anything or anyone that our feeble minds can comprehend. Yet He loves us. We are His children and He wants us to know, experience, and trust Him. In antiquity, God appeared to men as pillars of flame and wisps of smoke, but this was not intimate enough. While the tribes of Israel knew of His might and power, and were rightly terrified, they also knew little... Read More

Caring for Creation: Reflections on Earth Day and Christian Environmentalism

  Image by SuperPipo2010 As christians who live in a culture that is becoming increasingly aware of the effect we have on our planet, it is important to take some time and reflect on where we stand on environmental issues. It’s no secret that the church has stood in opposition against environmentalism in the past. The issue has been overly politicized for so long that we almost assume that the church’s default position on issues such as climate... Read More

If the Rocks Will Worship, So Shall We: The Triumphal Entry, Palm Sunday, and Worship

The long appointed time has come. The moment that was foretold thousands of years ago dawned on that day. As Jesus triumphantly entered into Jerusalem on what is now remembered and celebrated as Palm Sunday, great praise burst from the people of the city. At no time was Christ ever worshiped, praised, or exalted like this during his ministry. Despite his meek and humble entrance on a donkey covered with the cloaks of shepherds and vagabonds, such... Read More

Are There Boundaries Between Men and Women? Rethinking the Social Division Between the Sexes

After reflecting on the years that I spent growing up in a conservative church, I can recall experiencing very little interaction with the opposite sex. Although boys and girls were permitted to sit together during the youth group worship services, it was a rare occasion when an individual from either sex took advantage of this opportunity. For the most part, boys would sit on one side of the sanctuary and girls on the other. The few times that I... Read More

Is Christ Just Another Part of Your Cluttered Life or is He That Which Defines You?

Sitting at Starbucks with my mountain of books about me and scratching out an outline for some chapter I was to write later that week, a friend plopped down in the seat next to me. This is the usual environment and setting in which I thrive and live for. Good books, good coffee (relatively at least), and conversations with good friends is what I am most passionate about. Anyone who knows me knows that they can’t interrupt me. Nothing that I am working... Read More

The False-Danger of Misinformation: Why Reading and Studying Contradicting “Truths” Strengthen Our Walks With Christ.

Image by Rob Gallop Like a rotting corpse, decaying from within, the wrong sort of information can destroy a person’s mind and soul. Or at least this is what many Christians have been told. Information can be evil, sprung for the vile imaginations of demons and devils alike. And since this information is demonically inspired, it corrupts and destroys the truth within our souls. Such information, than, should be avoided at all costs. Shun those... Read More

Real Solutions Not Resolutions: What Things Will You Really Change This Year?

Image by Dawn Ritchie The new year has come with cheers, shouts of glee, kisses, and flying confetti. The starting over of the calendar is a majestic happening. It may even be divine. The new year itself is none of these things on its’ own nor is another monotonous rotation around the sun anything to be pleased about in of itself. The renewing of the year is a reflection of the renewal that has come to our hearts and lives through the blood of Jesus... Read More

Beauty, Lust, and Pornography Through the Eyes of God: Confessions and Musings of a Lust-Crazed Youth

Image by Candice Wouters Sometimes I wish I were blind. Life would no doubt be more complicated in the simple tasks, but in reality it would benefit my soul. You see, I have what doctors call a “wandering eye.” If only it were a real medical condition. No, the wandering eye is praised and seen as the natural condition of humans by western American culture. Images dance across movie screens, television broadcasts, billboards, and internet ads everyday.... Read More

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