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Evolution’s Effects on Society


Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution is widely accepted as “proven” fact in our world today. And it is also a tool used by Satan to strip humanity of its worth, purpose, and identity. To start, let’s review some key principles of our Christian faith, because far too often, these fundamentals get skewed, misrepresented, and misinterpreted by people. Who Are We? We are God’s beloved creation and...

5 Reasons Teens Should Read Theology Books, Even Though It’s Scary


The phrase “books on theology” scares some people. Okay, a few years ago it scared me! I thought of the hundreds of books lining the shelves of my dad’s library and all the weighty volumes and non-fiction theology books he read and I knew I couldn’t read them. They were for the spiritually elite, the pastors, and professors. They were too above my head; I wasn’t old...

3 Tips for Increasing (and Strengthening) Your Prayer Time


You’re lying in bed, trying to fall asleep. Slowly, your mind begins to wander back to all the day’s events. You went to school, maybe a sports practice, and hung out with some friends. As you roll over onto your side, beginning to grow tired, it suddenly hits you: you haven’t prayed yet today! Immediately, guilt washes over your conscience. However, your eyelids are getting heavy, and you don’t...

The Lie About Time Every Busy Teen Believes


BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! I groan and fumble in the dark to find my phone. I squint to make out the time. 6:30a.m. I wriggle out of bed and begin getting ready for school. The next thirty minutes are a blur. I finally make it to the car with my breakfast in one hand and my Spanish flashcards in the other. The school day passes by uneventfully. Classes, tests, quizzes, and lunch just like every other day...

Are Bad Words Really That Bad?


“I don’t think bad words are really that bad.” A lot of us may be tempted to agree with this comment I once heard a girl make, wondering if “bad words” really are bad. Some Christians won’t say curse words, but they’re okay with watching movies and listening to music that has language in it. Where should Christians draw the line, and why are bad words, um, bad? Here are a few things to keep in...

How To Be a Good Ministry Partner (and Why You Need One)


“Do you think that Islam is a way to go to Heaven?” My sweet friend genuinely wanted to know what I thought. And my heart wrenched. I didn’t know what to say. I don’t believe Islam is the way to God, but I also wanted to be sensitive to my friend who had just lost her Muslim family member. She absolutely needed truth, but she needed it gently. I looked at my teammate, and she stepped in while I...

“My Truth” and the Worldview Transformation Gen Z Needs

“Follow your heart” seems to be the anthem of my generation. Gen Z has been given a lens through which to view the world, one that places self at the center. When there is no foundation of authority, there is an absence of absolute truth. Our culture tells us that we are free to change genders, being free from the authority of the God who created us with a specific gender at birth. The world...

Why Do Christians Pray Before Meals?


“Lord God and giver of all good gifts, we are grateful as we pause before this meal, for all the blessings of life that You give to us. Daily, we are fed with good things, nourished by friendship and care, feasted with forgiveness and understanding. And so, mindful of Your continuous care, we pause to be grateful for the blessings of this table. May Your presence be the extra taste to this meal...

What Humility Is—And What it Isn’t


As I copied the words “humble and gentle” from Ephesians 4:2 into my journal, the list of problems I constantly faced ran through my mind. I was too quiet, too unsure. I needed confidence and boldness to speak up. Why should I focus on being humble? That seemed like the opposite. I was puzzled. Humility was something I’d figured out a while ago. I didn’t brag. I didn’t think I was the best...

Can God Really Use Anybody?


“God can use anybody!” “If God can speak through a donkey, don’t you think He can use you too?” Statements like these are often used by pastors and leaders to encourage the people of God to live out the mission of God. And while they are often proclaimed with the best intentions, my response is always something like: “Yes, but…” None of us would deny that God can use anybody. He is all-powerful...

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