The most dangerous force in the world today is misinformation. Misinformation can cause civil unrest, riots, and other conflicts. Misinformation can lead to violence and even war. Misinformation can be manufactured by people or by “bots”, by artificial intelligence or by human reporters. Misinformation can be promulgated in the mainstream media, through social media, through
In the modern world it has become acceptable to believe that nothing is really real, and so everything is acceptable. Movies and television portray fantastic beasts and fictional circumstances with such clarity and conviction that the common observer enjoys relaxing their skepticism, giving in to the willing suspension of disbelief, and experiencing the world of
Jesus healed the blind, the lame, the deaf, the mute, the sick, the possessed, the addicted, the broken, the fearful, the anxious, the diseased, the hungry, the poor, the thirsty — everyone who asked, who came, who touched, who listened — everyone who desired new life received it. But that was long ago and far
Matthew is perhaps most famous for writing one of the four gospel accounts about the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Not only did Matthew write what would end up being one of the four authoritative, preserved, and passed down accounts of the life of Christ, Matthew was also famously one of the original twelve
The problem with ignorance is that often you don’t know you have it. There are the things you know about yourself. There are the things that others know about you. And there are some things that only God knows about you. In the same way, there are things that you know about reality more broadly.
Only God sees the whole elephant. There’s a famous story that has shown up in cultures and religious traditions around the world and tells of a group of blind men who go to see an elephant to discover what it is like. One grabs the tusk and says, “This elephant is like a sword!” Another
Gratitude requires contrast. Gratitude depends on awareness and understanding as its foundation and context because gratitude is the organic response to a positive outcome when a negative or less desirable result was possible, likely, or certain. Gratitude is so much more than just the rosy emotional response or the specific thanks for a job well done.
Freedom is at the heart of life as a believer. Freedom is just as central to your existence as it was to your creation. Regardless of your personality, history, experience, or genetics, you were made to be free. You were designed with freedom in your blueprints. You were planned to experience actual, deep down, overflowing,