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Paul's Message on Mars Hill

So Paul, standing in the midst of the Areopagus, said: “Men of Athens…
Acts 17:22

Paul’s message to the wondering crowd of the Areopagus (the NIV calls this place “Mars Hill,” recorded in Acts 17:22-31) is one of the great treasures handed down to us in the biblical text. 366 more words


Provoked or Desensitized?

Now while Paul was waiting for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him as he saw that the city was full of idols. 546 more words


Getting Over "Easy Math" on Suffering

The sufferings of Job are well-known. His story, unfolded in the 18th book of the Old Testament, is one of loss and despair, devastation and redemption. 429 more words


Thou Shalt Take a Selfie

You do you.
Be your own person.
Take a selfie.

If you have any contact with cool kids these days, you’ll find out that selfies are all the rage. 371 more words


Perspective Changes Everything

A glimpse of the finish line changes everything.

One of the things that makes Chinese water torture so torturous (allegedly) is the fact that the continual dripping of drops on the forehead isn’t given a duration. 335 more words


Blessed Assurance (by Carissa Murch)

Blessed Assurance

The other day I was driving to my doctor’s appointment, I was alone and it was quiet. One of two things happens when I am alone and it is quiet: 1) I fall asleep (three kiddos and 1 in the oven will do that to you) or 2) I get lost in deep reflective thought. 1,070 more words


Things May Turn Out Bad (at first)

For you yourselves know, brothers, that our coming to you was not in vain. But though we had already suffered and been shamefully treated at Philippi, as you know, we had boldness in our God to declare to you the gospel of God in the midst of much conflict. 399 more words