The Cry of the Oppressed
August 19th, 2019

The Cry of the Oppressed

Brendan Michael

Can getting angry ever be a good thing? That depends on how we think about anger. What is the purpose of anger? American theologian Tim Keller defines anger as “love in motion toward a threat to that which you love.” 1  This is the “righteous anger” of which we often speak. One ...

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Always Learning, Never Knowing
May 13th, 2019

Always Learning, Never Knowing

Mike Anderson

This is the fifth installment in a series of blog posts addressing Jesus’s promise that his followers who abide in his Word will know the truth (John 8:31-32). Shortly after I became a Christian, the leaders in the ministry ...

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The Death of Death
April 22nd, 2019

The Death of Death

Rosalie J. Karjala

It’s Easter morning, and I’m tucked in between my mother and father on the church pew, shivering a bit from the walk through the spring rain. I feel the swell of the organ as the voices of the congregation rise around me in rich harmonies. The joyous fervor of ...

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What Is Truth? And Can We Know It?
March 11th, 2019

What Is Truth? And Can We Know It?

Mike Anderson

Shortly after I became a Christian, I was encouraged to memorize Bible verses. I remember deriving great comfort from memorizing Romans 8:28: “And we know that for those who love God, all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose” (ESV). Then one ...

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Isn’t the Bible Outdated?
February 11th, 2019

Isn’t the Bible Outdated?

Mike Anderson

Jesus promised his followers that if we abide in his Word, it will set us free. But free from what?  And what does it mean to abide? This series of articles explores how the truth of Jesus’s Word can free you. Start from the beginning ...

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The Power of Thanksgiving
November 19th, 2018

The Power of Thanksgiving

Rosalie J. Karjala

The word “Thanksgiving” has taken on a whole new meaning since the Pilgrims and Native Americans celebrated together in 1621. Since that first Thanksgiving, we Americans have layered the word with thoughts of turkey roasting in a warm kitchen, pumpkin pie piled high with whipped cream, and families gathering. ...

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How Can Reading Scripture Strengthen Your Faith?
November 5th, 2018

How Can Reading Scripture Strengthen Your Faith?

Rosalie J. Karjala

Cruising along in Hebrews 11, the famous “faith” chapter, I am struck by verse 6: “Without faith it is impossible to please God” (NIV). Now that statement stops me in my tracks. If faith is that important to God, it should be important to me. Is faith something more ...

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Do You Believe in the Resurrection of the Body?
April 30th, 2018

Do You Believe in the Resurrection of the Body?

Rosalie J. Karjala

Just when we New Englanders thought that we would not outlive winter’s grip, signs of spring begin to appear. It’s subtle. You have to watch for it. The bare willow trees turn sunny and golden. Crocuses and tiger lilies poke up through the dark earth, rising ...

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