Articles by 2016

After 400 years of bitter slavery to Egypt, God finally delivered his people. The Israelites found themselves on the other side of the Red Sea and in a desert. Three days later, God responded to their complaint for water by... Continue...

“I will give no deadly medicine to any one if asked, nor suggest any such counsel.” For centuries, the Hippocratic Oath, which included this admonition against assisted suicide and euthanasia formed the core of Western medical ethics. Over the past... Continue...

I remember being at my grandmother’s house when I was eight or nine years old. I was sitting on a bar stool next to my grandfather and eating breakfast—our morning routine after I stayed the night. My grandmother typically went... Continue...

I want to take you back to a scene you’re most likely familiar with. It’s a scene in which a deceptive snake is in dialogue with a woman in a garden. He says to her, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall... Continue...

Fake news is everywhere. For the last several weeks it seems like every newscast and media stream has been filled with talk of fake news. But this phenomenon is nothing new. Recently, Ben Domenech, publisher of The Federalist, pointed out... Continue...

There is something really wonderful about the word, advent. We know this word from other contexts besides religion. We say things like, “Since the advent of the automobile…” Or “Since the advent of the modern era…” Advent signals something new is... Continue...

Billions of people are born, live their entire lives, and die without ever hearing the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Maybe you should read that sentence again, just to give it time to sink in. Currently, there... Continue...

Christmas is the most widely observed cultural holiday in the world—and one with the most variety of customs and traditions. Here are five facts about common customs you should know about: 1. Christmas trees – The tradition of bringing an... Continue...

The Christmas season is filled with many traditions: lights, trees, gifts, snow—if you’re lucky—and songs, loads of songs. You could probably come up with five Christmas-themed songs off the top of your head. “Have a Holy Jolly Christmas”, “Jingle Bells”,... Continue...

The holidays are a hectic and fun time. Most of us push through until a normal routine picks back up in the new year. But there are some families we often overlook—those who struggle with the frequent interruptions of the... Continue...