Month: December 2020

  • How to Live the Bible — 10 Ways to Have a Better Year in 2021

    This is the one-hundred-thirty-seventh lesson in author and pastor Mel Lawrenz’ How to Live the Bible series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along…

  • Biblical Archaeology’s Top 10 Discoveries of 2020

    Evidence of idol worship, evil kings, and Christian churches add to our understanding of the world of the Bible. There was no shortage of biblical archaeology news in 2020, despite…

  • “We All Have Plague”

    What I learned from reading Albert Camus’s ‘The Plague’ during the pandemic. Perhaps the easiest way of making a town’s acquaintance is to ascertain how the people in it work,…

  • Questions To Ask Before Someone Is Baptized

    When a person puts their trust in Christ, baptism usually follows, so what essential questions should be asked before a person is baptized? God’s Wrath When a person puts their…

  • Spiritual Formation That Fits You

    Spiritual formation will look different for different people—and that’s okay. When I think about my own spiritual formation, one of the things that's been helpful for me to remember is…

  • Trump and Afghanistan: Bad Character Wages a Never Ending War

    Promises to bring troops home by Christmas fail because the lack of character impedes practical accomplishments. My earliest political memories are about then-President Bill Clinton and the behavior that led…

  • $500K Medical Missions Award Goes to OB-GYN Nun in Uganda

    Her call to serve the “least of these” led her to maternal care at a rural hospital. Dr. Priscilla Busingye has a God-given passion to improve maternal health across Uganda,…

  • I Need the Old Testament for Christmas in 2020

    Now more than ever before, we should look to the Old Testament to enrich this holiday season. The only constant in 2020 has been disruption. Unless you are an essential…

  • Search Me, O God, and Know My Political Heart

    St. Ignatius’ examen provides a test of our political theology, positions, and engagement. The end of 2020 is finally nigh, and my impulse, encouraged by the expectant mindset of Advent—to…

  • What Is The Role of The Church?

    What is the role of the church for the believer and the family? What does the Bible teach about the role of the church The Church The word church is…