Thoughts for our day

Practical applications of God's Word for our time and culture.

Terminal Churches: Christianity’s Self-Induced Decay

Terminal churches are plentiful. While demonstrating the broad reach of Christianity, these churches are also evidence of the emptiness of Christianity's impact on the world. The expansive but useless churches of today should lead us to the all-important...

A Series On Statelessness: What Does It Mean To Be Stateless?

"Invisible" people exist all around the world. They are commonly referred to as "stateless." But in some places, they're also known as "the erased". According to the UNHCR, “The international legal definition of a stateless person is “a person who is not...

Faith Under Fire | Psalm 3 And Its Practical Application

In our survey through the Psalms, we've looked at the first and second, and now we've arrived at the third one. Psalm 1 showed us the character of "the blessed man" - he is obedient. Then Psalm 2 revealed God's response to rebellious leaders - the...

Better Sex In Marriage: The Solution To Society’s Problems?

Sometimes my social media feed, discussion groups, trending news, etc. take on a common theme. Lately, I've seen numerous posts on porn, sexual abuse, rape, public school sex education, abortion, and the movement to "embrace" pedophilia. This last one...

Book Review: “The Burden of God” and Teaching Ecclesiastes

Being a reformed-Christian site, we have read various commentaries in that tradition. One book that tends to elude many commentators is Ecclesiastes. Some take this book of the Bible as the crotchety complaints of an old man hardened by the sinfulness of...

Practical Ways To Care For Orphans In Your Own Neighborhood

When caring for the orphan seems limited to those "legitimized" by the government including international institutions, local programs, and those "approved to adopt" by various state and country entities, what is the unaffiliated Christian supposed to do?...