Triumphing over Depression In the Modern Age

One of the most famous works of art The Scream was created by Norwegian painter Edvard Munch. In 2012, it was sold for $119.9 million, becoming the world’s most expensive work of art ever sold at an auction. Why is this piece such an influential item? I believe most people can relate to the character’s... Continue Reading →

The Idolatry of Micah in the book of Judges

  Last summer I had the opportunity to visit my wife’s native land, beautiful Ukraine in eastern Europe. During our stay with her family, we visited the capital city Kyiv, journeyed through the evergreen trees and natural springs of the Carpathian Mountains, and went to a historical Church. It was coated with blue walls and... Continue Reading →

The Temptations of Jesus in the Wilderness

Matthew 4:1-11: The Temptations of Jesus in the Wilderness Read the Story multiple times.  Identify the Setting and Characters: After Jesus was baptized by John in the Jordan River, the Spirit led him into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. Next, Jesus was transported by the devil to the pinnacle of the temple... Continue Reading →

What are the Gifts of the Holy Spirit?

  “To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. For to one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another, the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another the gifts of healing by one Spirit, to... Continue Reading →

Is Jesus Really the Only Way to Heaven?

I heard a story about a Buddhist and a Hindu discussing religious topics. They both agreed they were on different paths but would end up at the same destination on top of the mountain—the place they allegorized as a god. All they had to do was be faithful to their own religion and do enough... Continue Reading →

What Does the Bible Say About the Trinity?

  The Triune God eternally exists in three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It’s important to emphasize that Christians do not believe in tri-theism or three Gods that are of equal power. As Deuteronomy 6:4 states, “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.” Other heresies that must be avoided are modalism... Continue Reading →

Having a Thankful Heart in Difficult Circumstances

  Imagine that you had just built a playground for your grandson. You spent thousands of dollars on it, invested countless hours sweating over the correct dimensions, architectural design, and hammering all the pieces together. Upon completion, you eagerly take your grandson into the back yard to show him his new surprise. He screams with... Continue Reading →

Don’t Waste Your Life

"Our continual mistake is that we do not concentrate upon the present day; the actual hour of our life. We live in the past or future, we are continually expecting the coming of some special hour when our life shall unfold itself in its significance. And we do not observe that life is flowing like... Continue Reading →

Principles of Spiritual Leadership In The Modern World

President Harry S. Truman once said: "A leader is a person who has the ability to get others to do what they don't want to do, and like it." This is a difficult task. As sinners saved by grace, we have a natural propensity towards self-centeredness and therefore don't like being told what to do.... Continue Reading →

What is a worldview?

Worldview Defined Religious or not, humans have a natural inclination to interpret reality. This is called their worldview. It can be defined as "a commitment, a fundamental orientation of the heart, that can be expressed as a story or in a set of presuppositions (assumptions which may be true, partially true or entirely false) which we hold... Continue Reading →

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