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Our disabled Christ

May 29, 2018

Modern secular Western culture is especially governed by expectations of ease and comfort. Under the most dominant healthcare approach, disability is seen as abnormal. People with disabilities are expected to get a label, receive treatment and become “normal”. The problem with this model is that “normality” is not always attainable or wanted. Read More...

Technology: today’s idol

May 15, 2018

I think if you look at the history of technology through a Christian lens you will see that technology is very closely related to idolatry. Our technologies have a way of feeding our idolatries. Once I make an idol out of popularity I will want to be popular and well-known. Read More...

Count it all joy

April 4, 2018

Positively rejoice. Rejoice on the inside, and rejoice on the outside. And when people want to know why you rejoice when you’re under pressure and attack, then you get to tell them the best thing they’ll ever hear Read More...

Pride and patience

February 5, 2018

I can’t exactly recall the moment I began fervently praying for patience, but it was somewhere between having my first and second child. And within that time frame there have been countless moments where I have cried out, half-prayer, half-curse, “LORD, GIVE ME PATIENCE!!” Read More...

Political Christians?

September 13, 2017

Politics is a necessary part of life. God has much to say. Simon Kennedy talks to Peter Hastie  Simon Kennedy is engaged in a PhD at the University of Queensland in the history of political thought in the early modern period, from the Reformation to about 1700. His focus is on the Reformed Read More...

Help for daily prayer

February 22, 2017

-Matt Cole- The health of any relationship depends on the couple spending regular quality time together. This is true for our relationships with other people, and it is also true for our relationship with God. One of the key ways we spend this quality relational time with our Heavenly Father is by Read More...

Our most vital union

November 22, 2016

The Kingdom, rather than marriage, is our ultimate goal. -Nathan Campbell- This article is the second of a series of three that are part of a conversation about the Christian view of marriage, arising from the last issue of AP. When Jesus is asked about marriage, divorce, and life in God’s Read More...

Be Early to Church

November 22, 2016

-Jesse Walz- “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” (Hebrews 10:24-25) For many of us they’re familiar words. And maybe Read More...

The gospel model

November 9, 2016

Marriage means companionship, children, yes – and much more. -Sheryl Sarkoezy- This article is one of a series of three that are part of a conversation about the Christian view of marriage, arising from the last issue of AP From the first marriage (Gen. 2:18-24) to the last (Rev. 21), Scripture Read More...