It strikes me that pastors who might have cautioned people about their levels of screen time and exposure to social media have instantly turned to those forms of media in this crisis, further deepening their hold on people’s time and thought patterns. We live as the best informed generation to ever endure a global health …

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Psalm 91 has featured in numerous reflections about the current social struggles to deal with the Covid-19 epidemic. Zack Eswine considers the same Psalm and offers wise counsel about listening well to those who are struggling to express their pain in a unique season of suffering. Honest naming isn’t safe for many of us. We’ve …

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Watching a few episodes of ‘House Hunter’ style tv shows and you’ll become familiar with the search criteria of the ‘forever home.’ That’s the place where you expect to live until you can’t live in a house anymore. While a sense of stability is helpful in raising a family, Christians already have a forever home. …

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A culture that exalts the image of the self will also sing along to Amazing Grace. Past generations of Christians had little problem thinking of themselves as wretches (in contrast to wretched). What do they think they’re singing? From Fleming Rutledge. It is baffling that our whole society knows and apparently loves to sing “Amazing …

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Conversations with pastors from a wide variety of contexts resonate with the theme explored in this article. There are structures in some aspects of contemporary church life that make imperatives out of beneficial non-essentials. And a sure sign of spiritual growth trying to be achieved through human effort is a burn-out attrition among leaders and …

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Spiritual life is a struggle between the true narrative of who we are in Christ and the lesser narratives that seek to impose themselves as our identity. We seek to nurture the true narrative, and we can adopt habits that deflate or subvert the lesser narratives from growing. From Trevin Wax. For years, people close …

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Following Jesus alongside others provides encouragement and the example of other believers in situations similar to our own. If encouragement gives way to comparison we can succumb to feelings of failure and lack of worth, not because of any inadequacy in us, but because we’re not the same as someone else. And God has not …

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