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While God may not be calling all of us to adopt a child, he has called us to care for the orphans and widows (James 1:27). Furthermore, he has given us 59 “one another’s” in Scripture. Whatever we do, it’s... Continue...

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and Family Caregiver Month. Alzheimer’s disease is perhaps the most challenging disease in modern life. It’s a major source of disability and leads to suffering for over 5 million Americans. To make matters worse, the... Continue...

I didn’t expect applause when the student presenter said, “I’m the resident heretic for the Divinity School.” To say I was hesitant was an understatement. This was my introduction to graduate studies in religion as I was touring prospective programs.... Continue...

Parenting is hard work. And sometimes the hardest part is maintaining a clear focus on the goal. As a follower of Jesus, my primary goal is to lead my kids to be followers of Jesus. I want them to see... Continue...

The other year I read an article by a Christian lamenting the fact that his church celebrated Christmas. He didn’t believe it was “biblical.” After all, evangelical Christians and their churches are guided by Scripture—and there’s nothing in the Bible... Continue...

What just happened? On Wednesday President Trump announced his support for the prison and sentencing reform legislation known as the FIRST STEP Act. "Today I'm thrilled to announce my support for this bipartisan bill that will make our communities safer,... Continue...

Since the garden, our world has been thoroughly and profoundly broken from the introduction of sin. This brokenness affects every part of our lives, from who we are, how we act, how we work, and how we relate to one another, to... Continue...

If you’ve grown up in California as I have or lived here any number of years, then seeing, hearing about, and smelling fires becomes a fairly regular thing. I’ve woken up multiple times to find soot on my car from... Continue...

An inconspicuous black case sits on my desk, holding a revolutionary device. This virtual reality headset allows you to travel to the ends of the earth and connect with others that are a world away, in an artificial environment of... Continue...

Bravery is the willingness to do what’s right no matter what the circumstances, and it’s contagious. There are lots of examples of bravery or courage in our culture. Considering we just celebrated Veteran’s Day, the countless soldiers who serve Americans... Continue...