A World Without God

It was Friedrich Nietzsche, in The Gay Science (1882), who had his character the madman declare, “God is dead.” The point Nietzsche seemed to be making toward the end of the 19th century was that the Christian idea of God was dead. The cultural forces at work in the Western world at this time seemed […]

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Build Your House on a Rock

Not too long ago there was a commercial on television that featured young children describing what they wanted to be when they grew up. I cannot remember exactly what they said so I am going to paraphrase the general tone of their comments. One said, “When I grow up I’m going to be drug addict.” […]

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How to Keep a Positive Attitude

In counseling a young woman, who had been sexually molested as a young child, we worked on an approach called “healing of memories”. In this intervention she was to picture Jesus coming into the past event and wait to see what He would say or do. We waited in silence after a time of preparation. […]

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Dealing with a Bully

When I think of bullies my mind flashes back to the 7th grade. I was walking home from school with my cousin and her friend who were 9th graders. In front of us was another 7th grader, the size of a 9th grader. He had obviously hit puberty quicker than me. What I noticed was […]

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