Many people also struggle and suffer with reoccurring anxiety. One person I’d point out right away is Paul the apostle. He writes in Philippians 2:28, “I am the more eager to send [Epaphroditus], therefore, that you may rejoice at seeing him again, and that I may be less anxious.” Again in 2 Corinthians 11:28 Paul writes, “And, apart from other things, there is the daily pressure on me of my anxiety for all the churches.” Even though Paul preached against anxiety (Philippians 4:6), he still had to deal with it.
I had just graduated from Biola University and it was time to get my ﬁrst job out of college. I thought, “Who wouldn’t hire me?” Bachelor’s degree, good job skills, great personality, upbeat attitude, and hard work ethic. Who else had these kinds of qualiﬁcations? Turns out, about 1,500,000 other graduates did. It also turns […]
If we look around the world, we see English Majors leading organizations, Business Majors writing books, and people who dropped out of college altogether to pursue music. Was Jon Foreman, a college dropout, a Music Major? No. Is Jon Foreman a musician? Yes, and one of the best, at that.
There are victims of sexual abuse in every community and institution in society, including churches. There are certainly victims of sexual abuse in your congregation. It is often invisible in our congregations because of the silence of the victims themselves. Powerful forces can keep it so, and the shame that victims feel can perpetuate the idea that “good” families are exempt from its reach.
We all struggle with the fear that our lives don’t measure up. We all long to be seen as significant in the eyes of someone important, perhaps a parent, a boss, a teacher, or a friend. Sometimes the goal is to meet our own impossibly high self- expectations.
The pains and rewards of adoption explained through a father’s heart wrenching story of loving deeply through God’s grace.
Maybe you know in your head that Christ is enough but that doesn’t always align with your heart. As you step into yet another bridesmaid dress or try and be genuinely happy for another friend in love, it feels exhausting. You wonder, ‘will it ever be my turn?’
Social anxiety is very common especially among introverts. We need to talk about it. Here’s 5 tips to dealing with it, with God’s help.
Why do we naturally assume people need adjusting? Why don’t we adjust ourselves? Try and see where they’re coming from, try picking up the lenses through which they see life. It isn’t easy to do this, not by any stretch, but it’s incredibly rewarding. This is stuff you can’t pay for or learn out of a textbook, and it’s right in front of you.
Some people collect beetles, or stamps, or objects with penguins on them. Apparently, I collect crises of conscience. Because moral angst has been a prominent feature in the landscape of my spiritual journey, I’d like to share what I’ve learned with others who traverse those regions.