Category: Christian Life

Christian LifeJourney through Cancer

Blessings through Burdens, part one

This is part one of Beth's "Journey through Cancer" series. Click here for part two. For more posts, see "One Seed" and "The Work of Your Hands," parts one and two. I was 41 in April 2007 when we were hit “out of the blue” with a diagnosis of aggressive breast cancer. Another bombshell followed: a 50% survival rate (due to the…

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Christian Life

Taking Your Faith Public

John C. Paton was a missionary who, during his later years, was determined to take the Gospel to the South Sea Islands. In one church where he preached an elderly saint approached him and attempted to dissuade him from going. “Why, you will be eaten by cannibals!” Mr. Paton replied, “Mr. Dickson, you are advanced…

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Christian Life

Dare to Pray

Most of us have been praying different sorts of prayers all of our lives. We learned to pray as children and have been praying ever since. We pray for our food, for health and provision, for others, for the lost, and for things we want or even desperately desire. We have learned to pray daily…

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Christian Life

Walking in the Spirit

We live in a period of church history where a great deal of emphasis has been given to the third member of the Trinity – the Holy Spirit. A visit to any Christian bookstore will reveal more written material on the Holy Spirit than on the other two members of the Trinity combined. While some…

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Christian Life

Life on Mission

Everyone will spend their seventy-or-so years living for something. Sadly, most people will end up living for the wrong thing – and not even realize it! For example, name the most famous athlete you can think of. Michael Jordan? Michael Phelps? LeBron James? You probably would not have thought of Mark Spitz. But he was…

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Christian LifeLife in Our World

The Problem of Good

“The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.” –Psalm 145:8 If God is who He says He is and if we are who God’s Word and human experience say we are… Then how do we explain the goodness of God? Most of us get fixated and frustrated by…

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Christian LifeLife in Our World

God Is Not a Math Problem

Some of you have either just finished final exams or are about to launch into that dangerous territory. Our students here at Bob Jones University just finished theirs, and tomorrow we will be rejoicing to see some of them march across the stage to receive their diplomas. Of particular interest are those math majors –…

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