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“God’s love is ontological, it cannot be in any way diminished by my poor performance”, says Jerry Root, Professor of Christian Education at Wheaton College (USA).
Jesus taught a spiritual lesson that we often forget: what there is inside us is what really matters.
The EAUK calls Christians to “fully engage in the election”, and “to speak hope into a society that is so often searching for meaning.”
The U2 singer talks about the Psalms in the Bible, music and life in a Fuller seminary video series. Artists “please God being brutally honest”, he says.
As Christians living in Europe, we have a unique opportunity to be salt and light in genuine, courageous and simple ways.
Christian leaders from Egypt, Sweden, Spain, react to the terrorist attack. Christian organisations in the UK express their thoughts.
The choice of companion to get married to depends on your own relationship with God.
The New Testament writers tell us that God’s honour is not something so fragile that it needs to be protected by legal restrictions.
The resurrection of Jesus is not only a victory over biological death, but a victory over global Death and over the prince of darkness.
The heavenly hope was, for Peter, no “pie in the sky when we die” – it was a real and life defining certain expectation.
Freud paraphrases Jesus’ famous words with his own, rather peppery, twist.
Motherhood can sometimes be an idol to be worshiped - and as for all worship, it has its detractors and its fanatics.
He suffered in our place, because that was what we deserved, including the crown of thorns.
Richard Winter, Psychotherapist and Professor Emeritus of Covenant Theological Seminary, answers the question.
Why is marrying-for-love so obvious to us today? There are of course many historical factors. But I wonder whether one of the most important ones isn’t a letter written many years ago.
“If you’re in love, do not get married!” has reached around 20 million views on Facebook. It underlines the value of commitment beyond emotions.
“At Christmas, our attention is drawn to the birth of a baby. Billions of people now follow his teaching and find in him the guiding light for their lives. I am one of them.”
If we are not capable of giving, we have not learned what loving means.
God loves us just the way we are. This is the most simple of truths, but one of the hardest to understand.
Is there anything that you would not be willing to give up, under any circumstances, out of your love for the Lord, even if you understood, without a shadow of doubt, that you must give it up or let it go?
In the world we live in, love is always presented exclusively in relation to romanticism.
In response to television programmes romanticising adultery, one parliamentarian in Netherlands raised sponsorship for roadside adverts stating: ‘Adultery–the family game where everyone loses’.
Have you contemplated what it means that the refugee migrants are going to stay in Europe, your country, your town, your village? Or are you deep down still thinking and maybe even hoping that they will go away again?
Being in a relational situation where you are unloved can feel very oppressive. But the Lord sees your situation. He says, “I will show my love to the person who is not loved” (Hosea 2:23).
The challenge for us is to set aside time to worship the Lord and seek specific prophetic blessings for our children and grandchildren – and for our spiritual children.