Easter: Hope for When Life Feels Too Hard

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What do you pray when there is so much trouble around you and nothing you can do? For my pregnant due-any-moment friend with no power and roads covered in ice between her and the hospital? For my former neighbor who cares for her husband with dementia—as if that weren’t enough, she hurt her back right before all this happened. Who is taking care of them? I wondered. How do I pray in this situation?
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How Should Christians View Qing Ming?

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After becoming a Christian, I began questioning the rituals performed during Qing Ming, and whether I should participate in these rituals with my family. As I began thinking more about how Christians can participate in Chinese festivals such as Qing Ming, these are the questions that I’ve been reflecting on, and continue to reflect on today.
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Surviving Sexual Assault: Why It Has Been Difficult to Forgive the Church

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I was crushed when allegations against the late apologist, Ravi Zacharias, emerged, and I read about how RZIM initially refused to believe the women who accused Zacharias of sexually assaulting them. As a victim of sexual assault, I grieved for the helplessness they would have felt.

Why We Shouldn't Stay Silent About the Uyghur Camps

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I’d heard the rumblings of trouble in this area for the last few years; I knew there was tension between the Han Chinese and Uyghur Muslims. But it was only recently that a friend on social media informed me about the most recent reports. When I saw them, my heart broke.

Why Should We Defend the Faith?

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Whether we grew up in a Christian home or came to accept the beliefs of the Christian faith later in life, at some point we’ve probably wondered whether what we’ve been taught is indeed true.

Climate Change: Where Is God In All Of This?

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My personal relationship with God convinced me that He cared for those who were suffering, as He does in all moments of our pain. But I did question, where was God in all of this? And how could we, as Christians, respond to the changing climate in a godly way?

When I Felt Heard by a White Man

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To many, these racial tensions are everyday life obstacles to hurdle—not newly emerging problems. I am one of the many: a Black man who calls America home.

When the Church Isn't Doing Enough for Justice

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Each Sunday that goes by without a mention of racial justice, with no acknowledgment of the deep pain that is rocking our nation and affecting believers and nonbelievers alike, makes me wonder why the Church is not at the forefront of advocating for justice.

3 Prayers for Your Unbelieving Friend

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We all can bring at least one person to mind—someone in our lives that wants nothing to do with this Jesus guy. They’ve heard of Him, but absolutely aren’t interested in welcoming Him into their life.