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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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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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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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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The path of self-righteousness is lined with knowledge of who Jesus is, but not knowing how much we personally need him. When we reach that point of need then we have a Saviour that we don’t just offer to others, we have a Saviour that has met our very personal need. From Rebecca Reynolds: My …

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