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Topic: Peace

conflict

Three Questions to Ask in Conflict

Conflict is one of the more unpleasant symptoms of sinful people living in a sinful world. Its effects range from uncomfortable but momentary interactions to total relational devastation. And if you’ve been part of a local church for any length of time, you know that the bride of Christ isn’t immune […]

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Responding to Thwarted Plans

“The heart of a man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps” (Proverbs 16:9). Innumerable. That term describes the number of times my plans have been thwarted throughout the course of my 26-year-old life. Allow me to provide some examples: Plan: To pack a full house on the […]

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When God Seems Far Away (Book of Esther)

How does a book get in the Bible without it ever mentioning God? Such is the book of Esther, and it is the reason why this account is so incredibly helpful for us today. God’s rescue of his people unfolds in a book in which God is never mentioned. Not […]

How Important is Renewing Your Mind?

Several years ago, a doctor decided to study the psychological health and spiritual lives of seminary students at an evangelical university.  The results were separated into three groups: those with exceptional mental health and high level of maturity (Group A), those with normal mental health and maturity (Group B), and […]