When dealing with conflict, fight or flight are not the only options — in fact, they are the worst ways to approach resolving the underlying issue. We look at Jesus’ four-step solution to conflict resolution.
As a sign of power, those who speak the loudest pull out guns to show their dominance.
More than showing just their dominance, they look to make themselves feel more secure. The unfortunate reality is true security happens at a far more fundamental level than one that requires munitions and violence.
If we are to believe that it is in the Jesus Tradition to encounter his work in untraditional places, then surely we are compelled to believe bearers of Jesus could be the people we least expect to be so.
When we exclude people in the name of the Lord, we may be committing one of the greatest of all sins.
Common wisdom is that faith brings healing. Yet, selflessly giving of ourselves to heal others can breed faith in itself. Not only does Jesus know this, he shows it, too.
(The second part of a two-part series. It’s important you watch part 1 before this part.) Herein we conclude the dangers of attributing any event that happens in our world as God’s will,
Where does God fit into experiences where ‘fortune’ saves some, and misfortune ‘harms’ others?
Our society attaches numbers to their numerical value. In a time gone by, numbers also had deep symbolic value. The number – or ‘symbol’ – 40 is of great importance in the bible. It’s the amount of days that make up lent, and it also happens to be the period in weeks that a mother goes through pregnancy. Surely this is not a coincidence. Or is it?
Is your measure of success amassing money as quickly as possible so you can retire young and live an idle life, you fool?
The last entry in our series on Choosing Life. This time around we discuss the value of making choices for the lives that come after you. For the people you may never need, yet are greatly affected by the decisions we, as individuals and as a collective, make.