I promise you that the title isn’t meant to be clickbait. Anxiety is a very real thing that we feel as human beings, and the Scriptures are replete with comforts and corrections for us in our worries. Rather what I mean by “nobody struggles with anxiety” is that an individual’s battle against anxiety is never a war … More Nobody Struggles with Anxiety
Loss and grief touch every one of us. If they have not yet, we can say with certainty they will someday. Knowing that someone else is hurting stirs up some of the most Christlike attitudes in God’s people: empathy, compassion, mercy, and bearing one another’s burdens. At the same time, it’s often difficult to know how … More How Do We Care Well for the Grieving?
A lot of Christians feel badly right now. If they vote for Trump, they feel as though they’re casting a vote for someone they think is morally despicable. If they vote for Clinton, they feel as though they’re voting to end the lives of many unborn babies. If they vote for a third-party candidate, they feel … More Feel Bad About the Election? Me Too. And It’s Okay.
Yesterday while reading Jeremy Pierre’s new book The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life, I came across a quotation from Christian philosopher Nicholas Wolterstorff. Wolterstorff discusses the way in which human beings make decisions: In weighing a theory one always brings along the whole complex of one’s beliefs. One does not strip away all but those … More What Holds Fast in a Riptide?