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‘Bible Prophecy … Is Meant to Be Comforting': End Times Author Responds to CNN's 'Rapture Anxiety' Article

‘Bible Prophecy … Is Meant to Be Comforting': End Times Author Responds to CNN's 'Rapture Anxiety' Article

An end times author and expert has responded to a recent CNN article that claimed some former Christians are struggling with "rapture anxiety."

Why Some Teens Are Still Wearing Masks

Why Some Teens Are Still Wearing Masks

According to The New York Times, some teens are choosing to keep their masks on, even after pandemic mandates end. The reason isn’t because they fear Covid. It’s due to anxiety.

The Power of Turning Our Fear over to God

The Power of Turning Our Fear over to God

When we turn our world and our fears over to the true king of the universe, what does he give us in return? Jesus assured us, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid” (John 14:27, my emphasis).

Trigger Warning Lists Aren't Helpful

Trigger Warning Lists Aren't Helpful

All Christians, but especially students, need to be able to think critically and to articulate why things like free speech matter. The best antidote for fragility is the confidence that only comes from real preparation. That kind of confidence is the only way to avoid resorting to outrage as a strategy, and to instead follow the example of Jesus, Who is truth and love together.

Attending Religious Services Is Beneficial for One's Health

Attending Religious Services Is Beneficial for One's Health

Harvard University reported last February that “the global pandemic has deepened an epidemic of loneliness in America.”

Regular Bible Readers Faced Both More Stress, More Hope in 2020: State of the Bible Survey

Regular Bible Readers Faced Both More Stress, More Hope in 2020: State of the Bible Survey

The American Bible Society's annual State of the Bible survey recently found that regular readers of the Bible both faced more stress and more hope in 2020.

The Path from Anxiety and Stress to Lasting Peace

The Path from Anxiety and Stress to Lasting Peace

How can we best navigate the anxieties and stresses of these days? Habakkuk’s testimony is one of my favorite paragraphs in Scripture. It begins by describing dire circumstances: “Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls” (Habakkuk 3:17). In his day, this would mean the loss of every means of sustenance. But the prophet responded: “Yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will take joy in the God of my salvation” (v. 18).

The Power of Peace in a Perilous World

The Power of Peace in a Perilous World

In a world full of adversity, we must refrain from being anxious. If we follow the call of Philippians 4:6-7, Jesus will protect our “hearts,” referring to our emotions, and our “minds,” referring to our thoughts. So long as we stay connected with our Lord, trusting every problem to him with gratitude for his grace, we can claim his promise in return.

'Mental Health Month' and Three Biblical Steps to Healing and Hope

'Mental Health Month' and Three Biblical Steps to Healing and Hope

In days of anxiety and stress, how do we open our hearts to God’s Spirit? I have been meditating on Psalm 121 recently in my personal Bible study and suggest that we take three steps prescribed by the psalmist.

We Can’t Control COVID (Or Much of Anything Else)

We Can’t Control COVID (Or Much of Anything Else)

To borrow a phrase philosopher Craig Gay uses in his book The Way of the Modern World, Westerners and Americans are “practical atheists.” A subtle, operational-level form of secularism, practical atheism is not necessarily to believe that God does not exist. Rather, it’s to live as if God does not exist. One major characteristic of “practical atheism” is anxietyAnxiety is the inevitable reaction when we realize just how out-of-our-control this fallen world is, and how fragile our shoulders – which now bear the weight of the world without God – really are.

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