Stained glass windows are both permanent and ever-changing. They can’t be easily moved from their frame or rearranged, but shifting sunbeams affect what each new admirer sees.
We all suffer for different reasons and at different times in our lives. Suffering is simply part of being human. Suffering allows the eyes to see and know the bitter from the sweet. It helps us appreciate the good things of life in a much deeper way. Still, suffering isn’t fun. During those difficult times we yearn to know peace. It is there. With just a little effort you can have peace during your times of suffering. Here are a few ideas that may be helpful.
A new film on one of America's most famous pacificists holds insights for present and future religious freedom debates, even though it's set in World War II. "Hacksaw Ridge," which is now in theaters, highlights how difficult it can be to resolve conflict between individual beliefs and social expectations.
The 2016 presidential election was unprecedented on many levels, and analysts predicted shake-ups in the voting habits of major demographic groups.
I was reading something this morning in the scriptures that I had read many times before, but hadn't noticed a part of the details.
Today some say the "old way" of doing things will not work. They say everyone must be more willing to accept the ways of others.
By the time you will have read this, we will have a new president elected.
Well, the election is over. In a couple of months a new president will be inaugurated.
Life is so beautiful, yet so full of misery and despair. As people, we struggle with mistakes we make and the negative consequences of others' choices. We ache and hurt as we go through trials and experience suffering. We feel helpless, and often hopeless in our actions to change our circumstances.
Several close friends have confided in me in recent months, all saying something like this: "I am in the deepest pit of my life and God is completely silent."
We must understand that in order to be fair and equal to all we must be blind. We can't see who we are dealing with because it will give us an unfair advantage.
As Christians, we should be aware that the Bible is full of commands that we are to follow. We need to remember that God's commands are not to make us miserable or to somehow punish us, but for our ultimate good.
As a pastor I hear a variety of questions, but some come more frequently than others.
It's hard to miss Simran Jeet Singh, even in the midst of a bustling student union. His deep red turban and full, black beard make him stick out, and that is one of the reasons why he's always talking about them.
Fewer than half of U.S. adults say shared faith is a very important indicator of a successful marriage, but religiously mixed households can create unexpected consequences for couples, as well as their future children, according to a new Pew Research Center report on religion and family life.
Today, men seek for answers to questions of life, questions of death and questions of purpose.