How Can God Help Me with Suicidal Thoughts?

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“Elevators are like everyone else; we all have our ups and downs.” While this analogy can put a smile on our face, there is some truth to it. Everyone has happy times and sad times. Sometimes, the sad times can get pretty bad. Sometimes…

How Can God Help Me with Anxiety?

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To help in coping with anxiety, we first need to define what we mean by anxiety. Without going into technical or psychological terms, anxiety is an emotional state that is usually manifested in a state of nervousness and uneasiness. This is…

How Is Jesus the Bridge Between Religious Traditions?

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When my Jewish grandmother married a Roman Catholic, she signed a piece of paper at their Catholic wedding promising to raise their children in the Catholic faith. One of the effects of that promise was that the whole family celebrated Christmas.…

How Can I Live a Meaningful Life?

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The Austrian psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl asserted that humanity's primary motivation is to find meaning in life. While other psychological theories present people as driven chiefly by a desire to gain power or pursue pleasure,…

What Will My Family Think if I Believe in Jesus?

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If you are Jewish and beginning to consider Jesus, you might be concerned with how your family might react. You are not alone. This is a question that every Jewish believer in Jesus has to face. Revealing your faith in Jesus to your family and…
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What is the Basis for Human Rights?

In 1948, the fledgling United Nations passed the “Universal Declaration of Human Rights,” a response to Nazi atrocities that was founded on “faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person.” This document…

Do I Have to Become a Republican to Believe in Jesus?

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In approaching this question, a word of caution is in order. Although the sharp rise of American evangelical political activism since the 1980s has been largely harnessed by the Republican party, the idea that “Reagan-follower” and “Jesus-follower”…

Does Religion Produce Intolerance?

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Does religion produce intolerance? Looking at the lengthy list of religious wars and other persecutions throughout history, it would be easy to conclude that this is the case. But there is a common logical flaw embedded in this thinking: correlation…

Are Science and Faith Compatible?

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This is an important question, especially in light of the successes of modern science in the last four hundred years. Science is an unquestionable good to human flourishing. How does it fit with faith? When we think of the term science, we…