Kendra loved the new apartment. Situated in a maze of several hundred units-this one was theirs alone. Her youthful dream was finally being realized. As she unpacked the stack of boxes, it was a blend of their former lives.
We'd like to be friendly toward a family that moved into our apartment building a few months ago, but they're from a foreign country and have a different religion, and we're not sure what to do, if anything. Any suggestions? — V.B.
"In every school there are the cool and popular kids, and then there are the not-so-cool kids. Candidly, we go after the cool kids. We go after the attractive all-American kid with a great attitude and a lot of friends. A lot of people don't belong (in our clothes), and they can't belong. Are we exclusionary? Absolutely." Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries (2006)
When F. Scott Fitzgerald experienced the decadence of life on Long Island during the Roaring 20's, he wrote a novel exposing its excesses. Critically acclaimed, the story of Jay Gatsby asThe Great Gatsby has not only become required classic literature read by high school students for decades, but the story has also been put on film five times.
More powerful than a kiss, more seductive than an embrace, there is something that happens when two people connect emotionally. Something that has the capacity to outweigh even the physical. A sort of “emotional sex” that can be just as harmful and heartbreaking, when it moves too deep, too fast.
It’s like a poison that seeps into our hearts and mind filling us with confusion and doubt and fooling us into believing that we have no control. I think it’s a poison that we have all dealt with at some point, because it attacks in so many areas of our lives- relationships included.
The Trayvon Martin case is back in the national news. The other night, an African American pastor posed the question to a group of people: why has the Trayvon Martin case captured the American public’s eye?
Restless in my church pew, I struggled to go each week. My lip-syncing of the praise songs only fueled my discontent. I tried to listen thoughtfully to the sermons, take some notes, but I didn’t study them later
Awkwardness is a cultural phenomenon. Jump over to Google and begin to search for “awkward” and you’ll soon find lists, photos and videos of awkward everything—awkward family photos, awkward celebrity moments, awkward missed high-fives, awkward moments in history, and pretty much anything else that could possibly be considered awkward.
One of the significant difficulties many husbands and wives encounter is the place of sexual desire and pleasure in marriage. I want to speak to this today by answering a representative question, one of many I’ve received.
There you have four illustrations of what I long to become, and what I long for our church to be like. Call it “the mind of Christ.” Call it “the two-four factor” (Philippians 2:4). Call it whatever you will. It is beautiful.
When the tsunami hit Japan in 2011, Eva knew she wanted to help. To her surprise, Kevin was on the same page. They joined a PEACE Relief Team and went to Tokyo that summer. As they served side by side, Eva and Kevin began to see each other differently.
There have been various studies done on particular calamitous events to see how people responded to the crises, like in the sinking of the Titanic, and it seems that there are generally three categories people fall into.
Tertullian (@ 200 a.d.) was one of the greatest of the early church fathers and was actually the first man to use the word “Trinity” to describe the nature of God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He lived and wrote at a time when opposition to Christianity and the Church was intensifying.
The Internet has forever changed the way Christians relate to one another. In giving us a common medium and allowing all of us to participate in it, it has made the church feel so much smaller. Local communities based on common geography have given way to a global community based on common interest.
For several years of blogging I had it all wrong, and I wasn’t wrong only in blogging, but in all of life. I believed that the way to measure success with this blog was to keep an eye on statistics, to measure growth in readership over a period of weeks or months or years, and to do the things that were necessary to stimulate that kind of growth.