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Helping Kids Engage Their World for Christ

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Parents often feel at a loss with popular culture and how it fits in with their family life. They want to guide their children well, but it can be overwhelming to navigate the murky waters of television, movies, games, and more that their kids are exposed to every day. Popular culture doesn’t have to be a burden and shouldn’t be feared. In The Pop Culture Parent: Helping Kids Engage Their World...

Hard Times Lead to Hard Questions

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Hard times are part of the human condition. They come in various forms, degrees, and life stages to both the innocent and the guilty. Some struggles originate from false beliefs, misguided choices, or selfish behaviors, and others seem arbitrary. But none of our troubles surprise God. In John 16:33 Jesus warned his followers, “In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have...

There is Power in Counting it All Joy

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Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.James 1:2–4 Joy is a state of mind, not merely a feeling. Joy is peaceful confidence in knowing God’s good and perfect will is being carried out as the result...

When Science Fails and Monsters Lurk in the Shadows, Jesus Is Bigger

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On April 7, news outlets reported mounting evidence that tiny subatomic particles called muons seem to be disobeying the known laws of physics. Muons are akin to electrons but heavier and radioactive and, well, wobbly. When shot through a magnetic field at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) in Batavia, Illinois, the muons did not behave as had been predicted. The muon’s aberrant...

The Romance of Redemption

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Boaz took Ruth, and she became his wife. And he went in to her, and the Lord gave her conception, and she bore a son. Ruth 4:13 Yes, the story of Ruth is a love story. But not the way you might think. The plot begins with the loving commitment between Naomi and Ruth. It continues through the loving commitment between Ruth and Boaz. But the real beginning—and the true end—is in God’s love for his...

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