The negative emotions we feel are meant to cause us to reflect on self and circumstance to consider changing what we are doing or where we are. The current cultural moment is amplifying emotions. That amplification could manifest as an increase in generalised anxiety. The situation does not create the generalised anxiety, so much as …

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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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Every Moment Holy is a collection of liturgies for everyday life composed by Douglas McKelvey. This one, entitled A Liturgy For Those Flooded By Too Much Information has been published at The Rabbit Room as a response to the coronavirus. A couple of paragraphs: When the cacophony of universal distress unsettles us, remind us that …

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Our reaction to current events will reveal whether we truly remember that Christians are pilgrims not citizens of the realms in which we live. The Apostles’ Creed helps Christians remember our true status in the midst of a culture that demands our assimilation. From Ralph Davis: Some of us use the Apostles’ Creed in worship. …

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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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Many Christians around the world have given thought to the truth, “Dust you are, and to dust you will return.” Of course, our return to dust is grounded in the expectation that our dust will one day see our Redeemer through resurrected eyes. James Parker ruminates on middle age and expresses some wonderful phrases as …

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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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