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When Did a Message of Love Become a Message of Hate?

When Did a Message of Love Become a Message of Hate?
Do I enjoy this? That goes without answer. Although many applaud boldness, if the truth be told, life would be much easier if I took a secular job and avoided controversy. But I cannot.

Is Expressing Anger toward God Ever Justified?

Is Expressing Anger toward God Ever Justified?
Could expressing your anger towards God be good for your spiritual life? Simply put, the answer is yes.

Is Football a Danger to Your Faith?

Is Football a Danger to Your Faith?
There’s no denying the impact of football in America. It seems to be sewn into the very fabric of our country — inspiring not just weekend plans, but a way of life. But is this way of life putting you in danger spiritually?

5 Ways to Cultivate True Humility in Your Life

5 Ways to Cultivate True Humility in Your Life
Humility is an important character quality in the Christian life. Although most of us know this, we also likely know that humility is one of the most difficult qualities to develop and consistently live out in our Christian walk.

Binge on These 5 YouTube Channels to Feed Your Spiritual Life

Binge on These 5 YouTube Channels to Feed Your Spiritual Life
Believers today can benefit from a host of modern tools to access and understand the ancient Word of God. Smartphones enable Bible reading with unique mobile apps, respected commentaries are only a few clicks away, and dynamic sermons from Christian pastors worldwide are freely available.

Superstition in the Church: Christians at Risk

Superstition in the Church: Christians at Risk
Have you ever considered that Christianity could be superstitious? In Scott Redd’s recent article on The Gospel Coalition, he presents us with some startling considerations. Not only do we, as humans, naturally lean towards superstitious behavior; Christians do as well. Here's how the church might be at risk.

Man Caught in ATM Seeks Help through Receipt Slot

Man Caught in ATM Seeks Help through Receipt Slot
Of all the strange stories making news over the weekend, this was perhaps the strangest. A worker went inside an ATM in Corpus Christi to repair the locking mechanism of the door. It shut behind him, locking him in.

10 Things Christians Get Wrong about Loving Their Neighbor

10 Things Christians Get Wrong about Loving Their Neighbor

“Love your neighbor as yourself,” Jesus said (Mark 12:31).

Who among us wouldn’t agree with that statement?

When I’m sitting in a pew on Sunday and my pastor teaches that concept, I nod my head in agreement. When I’m having quiet time and I happen upon that verse, I feel confident and slightly proud. Of course I love my neighbor. God told me to.

It’s easy, right? Well, yes—until it’s not.

Because reality is rarely as simple as the theoretical. I love the idea of loving my neighbor, truly. I profess love and try to live in such a way as to practice it. I want to offer to others what God gave so freely to me.

But when I look, literally around my neighborhood, what do I see? Houses I pass every day filled with people I’ve never seen. People to nod at as we drive past, but whose names I do not know. Houses that are suddenly empty, and I can only assume someone passed away because my impression is that an elderly man once lived there, but I’m not even sure.

What kind of neighbor does this make me? I’m not wanting to beat myself—or you—up, but the truth is, we all make mistakes when trying to love our neighbor. Even if we mean well, even if we’re intentional about reaching out, there are likely things each of us could do better. Let’s look at 10 of the mistakes every Christian makes when trying to love their neighbor.

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Why It's Okay to Have Doubts in the Christian Life

Why It's Okay to Have Doubts in the Christian Life
Doubt is often viewed as a negative thing in the Christian life. As Christians, we stress having faith in God and trusting Him, and doubting seems to be the antithesis of this faith and trust.