Nadia Bolz-Weber: A “Lousy Candidate”

“Simul Iustus et Peccator.” This Latin phrase, first coined by Martin Luther, refers to the belief that followers of Jesus Christ are both sinners and saints at the same time. R.C. Sproul breaks it down this way: “A Christian is simul (at the same time) iustus (just or righteous) and peccator (a sinner).” The Apostle […]

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‘Tis the Season to Be… Lonely?

Deck the halls! Be merry! Come on, ring them bells! After all, it’s the most wonderful time of the year! Or, is it? Tinsel and lights, carols and mistletoe don’t always usher in a feeling of good cheer. For many people, the holiday season invites the most unwanted of visitors — loneliness. Christmastime, with its […]

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From Abuse to Acceptance

Whenever I share my story with others, I’m inevitably asked how I’ve managed to persevere in spite of the many difficulties I’ve experienced, especially in my faith. I was raised in an abusive home, by a silent mother who never wanted me and an angry father who struggled with mental health issues. I bear the […]

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The Single’s Valentine’s Survival Guide

Red roses, heart-shaped boxes of chocolates, teddy bears, and candle-lit dinners… it’s that time of year again: time for singles to do a thinking check. The month of romance is upon us, and Valentine’s Day—also known as Singles Awareness Day—is approaching; but, more importantly, it is another opportunity for self-examination. When it comes to Valentine’s […]

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Still Single?

“Why are you still single?” Verbalized or not, the question lingers in social settings, particularly in Christian circles. For those in the Reformed tradition, the correct theological answer to this question lies in the belief that God is sovereign over all things. We finite humans cannot explain the coexistence of God’s will and man’s responsibility […]

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It’s a Wonderful Life

In Frank Capra’s 1946 Christmas classic, It’s a Wonderful Life, the main character, George Bailey, has lived his entire life with an underlying discontent that only occasionally rears its ugly head. One Christmas Eve, however, years of frustration are magnified by unfortunate events that occur, and George erupts—despairing of hope. Similarly, the single adult may […]

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Is Pornography Grounds for Divorce?

God’s Perfect Plan  According to the scriptures, and contrary to conflicting opinions in today’s society, God ordained marriage as a covenant between one man and one woman, in which “the two are united into one”(Genesis 2:24). During his earthly ministry, Jesus also taught that, “Since they are no longer two but one, let no one […]

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Finding Hope in the Election

Fellow Americans, election season is upon us. Attack ads are in full force, armchair politicians are slinging mud all over Facebook, and Jay Leno is having a field day with so much new material. Both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions have come and gone, and commentators are chomping at the bit for upcoming debates […]

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