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Dealing with Loss

Dealing with Loss

In my little sphere of the world, the beginning of 2018 has dealt out much loss. Here are 10 ways to deal with loss, taken from the story of Lazarus' death in John 11:1-45. I believe these 10 are things we tend to forget when dealing with loss, but they're so beneficial for our process of grieving and moving forward. I hope this reminder is encouraging. 

The "Idea of Love"

The "Idea of Love"

In the wake of the Bruce Jenner controversy, I saw many professing "Christians" comment to other "Christians" who disagree—with Bruce Jenner, how the media and society has portrayed it, and what the Bible has to say about it. When these things are written by unbelievers, that's to be expected. There is simply no way a biblically-grounded born-again disciple of Jesus can utter statements like these from their heart. But the problem goes much deeper.

The Newtown Tragedy: A Reflection & A Response

The Newtown Tragedy: A Reflection & A Response

I woke up on Friday morning, December 14th, to the sounds of my wife gasping as she found out that an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut had been shot up. For the next several hours we sat, mouths open, watching the news.