by Michael L. Gowens
First Peter 3:15 is frequently cited as the biblical basis for the science, or formal discipline, known as Christian apologetics. “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear” (1 Peter 3:15, KJV).
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By Abby Rogers
As a little girl, I often wished I was born a boy. I sometimes longed to share in the deep fraternity of my two brothers. In many ways, the typical portrayal of manhood (adventure, bravery, strength) has always appealed more to me than the portrayal of womanhood (housework, emotional, weak). But I never once thought, “Well, because I feel like being a boy, that must mean I am one or should be one.” Continue reading Bringing home the ‘Eve in Exile’
By Brady Thompson
Americans are “foodies” infatuated with all things food and drink, who eat as a hobby rather than for survival. Search “foodie” on Google and you’ll get 120 million hits.
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By Timothy Guess
“¿Timoteo, has golpeado tu esposa?” The question shocked me. It seemed out of the blue, but I knew something was behind it. Translation: “Timothy, have you ever hit your wife?” Continue reading The transformative power of a ‘kalos’ life
by Joseph Weyel
I recently attended a Home Free concert with my 14-year-old son. For those of you not familiar with them, Home Free is a “vocal band” made up of four singers and a talented beat-boxer. The group, which performs a cappella mixes of popular country music hits, shot into stardom after winning season four of The Sing Off on NBC. Continue reading ‘My Church’ is a siren song for country
by Joseph B. Weyel
Disney will release its live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast — in theaters everywhere March 17 — to frenzied protest, fear and anticipation. My wife and children have been swept up in the excitement as they await the remake of their favorite Disney animation — and, I must confess, I too have anticipated the release. Fueling our anticipation, we saw a preview of the first eight minutes at Disney’s Hollywood Studios during a recent family vacation at the Disney World Resort.
Continue reading The moral of Beauty and the Beast
(Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in a modified form here.)
By Andy White
I am often asked, when discussing religion, if I take the Bible literally. People intend different things by this question, and a terse answer may not always hit the mark. In fact, even the definition of “literally” may be somewhat controversial, so I find it best to use the question as an opportunity to explore the matter further.
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