Faith and Facebook: Maturing our Christian discernment around social media
What does it profit someone to gain marginal technological conveniences, but forfeit their soul? The answer may depend on whether or not the costs of such conveniences are, conveniently, passed on to others instead.
Surprised By Paradox - The Gospel Coalition | Canada
The longer I remain a Christian, the more assurance I find in the mysteries of the faith. When I consider the seeming contradictions within the Incarnation, the Kingdom, Grace, and Lament, they’re almost conspiratorial. They whisper about a reality broader and brighter than either/or; the paradoxes hold out the promise of both/and. In her new book, Surprised by Paradox, Jen Pollock Michel invites readers to puzzle over the paradoxes of Christianity, and wonder at the mysteries: The saviour who is God and man. The kingdom that is here and is coming. The gift of grace and the work that follows...
Building Spiritual Habits for the Sake of Love - The Gospel Coalition | Canada
After practicing the habits of The Common Rule for over a year, I can confidently report that I am a failure; I have been formed by failure though, and I’m no longer the same. The Common Rule: Habits of Purpose for an Age of Distraction by Justin Whitmel Earley is a book about building spiritual habits. At bottom, however, it’s a book about learning to live a life that’s loving and life-giving, one failure at a time. The Principle Humans are limited. We are not omniscient or omnipresent and trying to live as if this were untrue crushes people. By...
Video games are a massive and maturing medium that has received little engagement from the church, when compared to literature, film, and television. Why are video games largely dismissed by believers?
God created Adam and Eve in God’s image and every human being who has ever lived reflects this – the imago dei. This means we create because our God is creative; we tell stories because God is a storyteller. Stories are a fitting medium for a God who is called the Word. Whether it’s written […]