Latest imported feed items on AIHCP <![CDATA[I Hear My Father Speaking]]> 2024-02-27T20:11:06Z

Why was this written?

Make it your aim to live a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to earn your own living, just as we told you before. 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12

Because in the peace of God, you can hear the voice of God.

It is in the quiet of the morning, I hear my Father clearly.

Before the crazy.

Before the rat race.

Before life’s demands.

I hear my Father speaking.

But it’s that next line that so easily gets glossed over.

“Mind your own business”

In the original Greek, it says, “Attend to your own”

I don’t need to worry myself with how others are walking with God.

Because I’m not God.

In the quiet of the morning, God isn’t talking to me about you.

He is talking to me about me.

He is sharing with me, what He wants from me.

His plans for me.

How He desires to course correct me.

He is highlighting where I need to come closer.

He is refining me.

I can promise you, that He is not speaking to me about your shortcomings.

He is not asking me to put you on blast on a public platform.

He is not telling me how I got it wrong, what’s wrong with your denomination, or how you should be raising your children.

In my quiet time.

In my peaceful time.

In my coffee time with Jesus.

He is talking to me about how to get closer to Him.

That is my business, my focus, my responsibility.

I will focus on my quiet life.

My walk with Jesus.

My relationship with Him.

I am here to share the gospel, the good news, and to declare the word of the Lord.

But I make a really poor Holy Spirit.

And when I don’t try to play Holy Spirit in your life, my peace remains.

God has asked me to mind my own business and attend to my own.

And so it shall be.

 

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<![CDATA[Manage Your Time Well]]> 2024-02-27T16:11:26Z

For the last ten years, I have been in a never-ending wrestling match with my schedule. All I want is harmony — rest and work, peace and productivity. Sadly, as soon as I have a grip on the illusive work-life balance, I helplessly watch it slip through my fingers.

I know I’m not alone. As I look around me, I see friends, family, clients, and acquaintances who are all on the same quest of trying to tame their time. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, we remain held hostage to our calendars. Our days overflow with carpools, to-do lists, after-school activities, laundry, work projects, and unfinished tasks. Eventually, we find ourselves adrift in the fog of frenzy with no sense of time, self, or God.

It’s enough to sink you.

I would love to spend this entire blog post talking to you about approaches to time management and techniques for streamlining your schedule. I would love to tell you about how Theme Days, Batch Work, the 5/25 Rule, and email templates have saved my sanity. I would tell you all about how I use my iPhone’s Screen Time to prevent distraction and I would write whole paragraphs about about the concept of attention residue and the inefficiency of multitasking. I would probably end with a long discussion about the wisdom I’ve gleaned from Cal Newport’s Deep Work and James Clear’s Atomic Habits, and then I’d give you several action items to put in your calendar/LifePlanner/bullet journal/PowerSheets and you’d be on your way.

But the truth is, productivity tips are short-lived hacks if you haven’t dealt with the root of your time management problem. Color-coordinated calendars and good intentions can only get you so far. If we don’t address the reasons why we are so busy, we will remain perpetually overextended.

It’s taken me the better part of a decade, but I am closer to true time management than ever before. I have actual authority over how I spend my time now. Want to know my secret?

Stillness.

 

Be Still

When was the last time you sat on your couch and were still for 15 minutes? No TV. No iPhone. No reading, praying, talking, or creating to-do lists. Just sitting. Being.

I dare you to try it and not squirm out of your skin. We’ll do just about anything to avoid stillness, silence, and solitude. Why? We believe achievement/affirmation informs our worth/identity.  We have been conditioned to believe productivity equals meaning. A’s are better than C’s, being the team captain is better than sitting on the sidelines, and hard work is rewarded with a promotion and a pat on the back. 

Stillness, on the other hand, raises questions. Hard, unsettling, and important questions.

Is my life meaningful? Who am I if I am not in motion? Am I important? Am I enough? Am I loved? Does God see me? Does my life have value if I am not doing and creating and accomplishing?

We can deal with these questions in one of two ways: seeking answers from God in stillness or avoiding the questions altogether as our calendars remain aflame with the angst of over-commitment. The answers do not, cannot, come from more striving and accomplishing.  The answers come when we cease striving and rest quietly with God in stillness, Scripture, and prayer (Psalm 38:15).

Regardless of why your schedule isn’t working for you — your inability to disappoint people, being engrossed in distraction (I’m looking at you, iPhone!), trying to impress people with your chronic-overachiever antics, maintaining an Instagram persona of “running on coffee and dry shampoo,” and keeping up with all the other #crazybusy people in your life — the antidote is the same: stillness in Christ.

I can hear you say, “I have regular quiet times with God – stillness isnt an issue for me.”  Yes, but can I just gently ask… What do you do in your quiet time? Journal? Pray? Study, read the Bible, read commentaries, read devotionals, memorize verses, learn, intercede, sing, draw, walk, write, or work on your current Bible study?  That’s a lot of doing.  I’m talking more about a “be still and know that I am God” state of being (Psalm 46:10). The kind of being that only silence, solitude, and sitting before the Lord can bring about.

Zephaniah 3:17 says, “The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.” As we sit in stillness with God over time, we will hear His singing over us, feel the depths of His gladness, and know the extent of His love in the core of our being. We will have our answers and finally, our compulsion towards striving and moving will cease. We will begin to find contentment in living a quiet life (1 Thessalonians 4:11) at a pace that is sustainable.

 

Say No

So, how exactly do stillness and having answers to our deepest questions help us reform our weekly schedules? When we stop finding our identity in production and achievement, we are finally free to say no.

If there is one thing that has revolutionized my time and schedule more than anything, it has been my ability to say no. I’m a people-pleaser by nature and I hate disappointing people, but saying no has become an indispensable weapon against having a perpetually full plate. If we don’t start saying no – to volunteer requests, projects at work, demanding three-year-olds, after-school activities, ministry opportunities, etc. – we will never truly gain mastery over our schedules. Nowadays, I delight in saying no. I examine my capacity and say a hard no to anything that would cause me to reenter the chaos of an overloaded schedule.

No amount of tips and tricks for time management will be as effective as simply saying no to doing more than you are able. Healthy time management requires sacrifice – you can sacrifice your sanity or your striving. Our ability to say no to overcommitment is born out of a healthy identity found in Christ and not in our work. When we believe doing more does not amount to being worth more, we will finally truly manage our time.

 

Written by Rebecca Young

 

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<![CDATA[Looking Back]]> 2024-02-27T12:11:55Z

Don’t torment yourself by looking back with regret.
Extract what you can learn for moving forward.
Do not heap the sadness of the past on your today.
All mistakes are bathed in the newness of eternal life.
God the revealer of truth is with you.
Accept His forgiveness for going your own way and remember He is enough.

 
 
 
 
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<![CDATA[Lord Where Are You?]]> 2024-02-27T11:15:20Z

When was the last time you looked to heaven and cried, Lord, where are you? We’ve all had days like that, haven’t we? But somehow and in some way, the Lord comes through for us.

Many times, however, before He intervenes, He’ll let us choose our own path. He did that for the nation of Israel, as recorded by the Prophet Isaiah.

Lord, why have you allowed us to turn from your path? Why have you given us stubborn hearts so we no longer fear you? Return and help us, for we are your servants, the tribes that are your special possession. Isaiah 63:17

God did this wonderful thing for humans when He created the world. He gave us a mind so we could think for ourselves with the ability to make choices.

When things go wrong for us because of our choices, we rarely blame ourselves. Instead, we blame the devil or question God because of how things turned out.

That’s where God’s people found themselves in Isaiah’s day. They didn’t blame the devil, but they did question God. They also looked for God and couldn’t find Him because of their choices.

But they rebelled against him and grieved his Holy Spirit. So he became their enemy and fought against them. Isaiah 63:10

Have you ever heard someone refer to “the good old days?” The Israelites wanted to know what happened to those good old days.

Then they remembered those days of old when Moses led his people out of Egypt. Isaiah 63:11

I guess they forgot about those who followed Moses. They also complained. Then, the next few verses say they searched for Him. In fact, five times, they asked the following question.

 

Where is the one who…

…brought Israel through the sea, with Moses as their shepherd?

…sent his Holy Spirit to be among his people?

…whose power was displayed when Moses lifted up his hand?

…divided the sea before them, making himself famous forever?

…led them through the bottom of the sea? Isaiah 63:11-13

They lost track of God and thought He had lost track of them. Even though they couldn’t find the Lord, according to today’s verse, they blamed Him for how He created them.

Lord, why have you allowed us to turn from your path? Why have you given us stubborn hearts. Isaiah 63:17

Today, people still ask those same questions or at least similar ones. Like Israel, we too, tend to distance ourselves from God. Then we cry out by asking, Lord, where are you?

Then, we act like God walks away or turns His back on us. The Lord, though, never moves away, and we always have access to Him.

Instead of asking, “Lord, where are you?” We should ask, “Lord, where am I?” The Israelites should have asked that same question because they had distanced themselves from God.

Lord, look down from heaven; look from your holy, glorious home, and see us. Where is the passion and the might you used to show on our behalf? Where are your mercy and compassion now? Isaiah 63:15

Sometimes, we get very wrapped up in the things of life. So much so we tend to float away from God. Let me explain what I mean by using a personal illustration.

 

Let’s Not Float Away

A Pastor and his wife invited my wife and me to join them for a boat ride on the Connecticut River. After a while, he shut the engine off, and we all jumped in the water. We had a blast!

We talked and laughed and splashed and never left the side of the boat. After a while, the pastor said we need to get back in the boat because we’re almost to the dam. I said, what?

Because we stayed beside the boat the entire time, I didn’t realize we had continually floated downstream. The same principle can easily happen to us in life.

We can become so fixated on a worldly activity that we float further and further away from God. And I’m not talking about a bad activity, just something that takes our attention away from Him.

The Israelites found themselves in that position. Their activities not only drew them away from God, they ended up worshiping other gods. They didn’t realize that God never moved. They did.

When you feel far from God, it’s time to examine your heart and your priorities. He stays faithful to His Word and will never leave us.

So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.” Deuteronomy 31:6

God gave that message to His people in Deuteronomy. Then He gave it to Joshua, and the writer of Hebrews also added that promise to the New Testament.

 

Are You Wondering Where the Lord Is?

The conversation Isaiah shared with us goes to the end of chapter 65. God promised salvation and blessings to those who live for Him.

Therefore, this is what the Sovereign Lord says:

My servants will eat, but you will starve.

My servants will drink, but you will be thirsty.

My servants will rejoice but you will be sad and ashamed.

My servants will sing for joy, but you will cry in sorrow and despair. Isaiah 65:13-14

Those who don’t submit to serving Him may one day cry out in vain, “Lord, where are you?”

Lord, we know where you are; please help us to keep track of where we are. We pray that the Holy Spirit will keep us from floating away from you.

 

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<![CDATA[Look to the Dry Ground]]> 2024-02-27T11:11:56Z

It came to my spirit in the middle of worship when I heard the statement, “Look to the Dry Ground.” My first thought was, “What does this have to do with the song that we were worshiping unto the Lord?” The short answer…absolutely nothing. Then I heard the statement again, “Look to the Dry Ground.” I went into praying and asking the Lord what He was saying to me. Soon I was taken into a vision looking at a massive body of water. I was standing on the banks of a large river that had a steady flow moving from my left to the right. As I looked at the water, I heard the Lord say, “Can you see the dry ground?” Then I heard the Lord say to me, “Stop looking backward and look to go forward. Look to the Dry Ground.” I looked across to the other side of the river bank, and then the Lord said again, “Stop looking backward and look to go forward. Look to the Dry Ground.” Then I was back in the sanctuary worshiping the Lord with everyone at our home church.

Clearly, the Lord was saying something to me, but to what measure I did not fully comprehend. So, I began to pray again. I needed to have a more clear understanding of what God was saying. Throughout my time in prayer, I was reminded of Moses standing at the banks of the Red Sea. In the book of Exodus (NASB), chapter 14, verses 10-16 state, “As Pharaoh approached, the sons of Israel looked, and behold, the Egyptians were coming after them, and they became very frightened; so the sons of Israel cried out to the Lord. Then they said to Moses, “Is it because there were no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the wilderness? Why have you dealt with us in this way, bringing us out of Egypt? Is this not the word that we spoke to you in Egypt, saying, ‘Leave us alone so that we may serve the Egyptians’? For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the wilderness!” But Moses said to the people, “Do not fear! Stand by and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will perform for you today; for the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you will never see them again, ever. The Lord will fight for you, while you keep silent.” Then the Lord said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to Me? Tell the sons of Israel to go forward. As for you, lift up your staff and reach out with your hand over the sea and divide it, and the sons of Israel shall go through the midst of the sea on dry land.

The Bible tells us that the children of Israel, who had been slaves to Egypt for hundreds of years, were now on the banks of the Red Sea with Pharaoh drawing near to them. For many generations, they had only known the snares of Pharaoh and the bondage that Egypt had entrapped their people. Moses, the one who would be known as the deliverer of the Israelites, had been able to see their freedom set into motion. But, that freedom seemed to have only been a short-lived experience as their former captor was now about to catch up to them and death was nearer than ever before.

Before we go further, it is important to acknowledge that the people of Israel were not exactly excited about this journey in their efforts to follow Moses. Yes, they were no longer slaves under Egyptian rule. However, they were not fully onboard with Moses as their new leader. This is evident when the children of Israel declare unto Moses, “Is it because there were no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the wilderness? Why have you dealt with us in this way, bringing us out of Egypt? Is this not the word that we spoke to you in Egypt, saying, ‘Leave us alone so that we may serve the Egyptians’? For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the wilderness!”. For the children of Israel, it seems to be worth more to them to remain in bondage in Egypt, instead of being free only to die on the banks of the Red Sea.

Reading this passage of scripture over and over, it was then that the Lord began speaking to me with a greater understanding. There are many today, who have been slaves to former things, but they soon find themselves at a place where they feel like they can go no further. They look around at the environment, the challenges, the unknown difficulties, and the circumstances. Then they develop a horrible habit…they keep looking back. Individuals who have been brought out of severe bondage tend to look back and begin to convince themselves that it would have been better to live the previous life (even if death was the only way out) than it is to live a life that could lead them to certain calamity because the obstacles in front look too strong to overcome. “As Pharaoh approached, the sons of Israel looked, and behold, the Egyptians were coming after them, and they became very frightened…”.

Looking back (no matter the situation) will open the door for a spirit of fear to capture your mind, your vision, and your heart. Because of this, I strongly believe this is the reason that Jesus said, “No one, after putting his hand to the plow and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.” (Luke 9:62 NASB).

Imagine your family being slaves in Egypt for generations and the moment that you have your first obstacle, your first reaction is to immediately regret the decision and desire to be back where you were slaves for generations. Frightening fear will open you to a world that isn’t realistic, but to your mind, you genuinely believe that your only hope for freedom is through former bondage(s). You will convince yourself, (through fear), that it is better to be bound by some things, rather than it is to be free and face a difficult thing. There is no accountability in fear, only the opportunity created to keep you bound by a false reality.

Though we tell ourselves these things, one can easily admit that when you are standing on the banks of a large body of water, the current and unknown depth of that water is daunting to any individual. It is why the word that I originally heard is so powerful, “Look to the Dry Ground”. The Lord did not say to look at what appears to be an overwhelming challenge. The Lord did not say to look at what appears to be an approaching enemy. The Lord did not say to look at the massive obstacle in front of you and hope that you will overcome it. The Lord did not say to engage in a physical battle against your enemy. The Lord said, “Look to the Dry Ground”.

When the children of Israel were facing the Red Sea, everything seemed impossible, appeared to be impassible, and yet the Lord said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to Me? Tell the sons of Israel to go forward. As for you, lift up your staff and reach out with your hand over the sea and divide it, and the sons of Israel shall go through the midst of the sea on dry land.”The word of the Lord was very specific…tell the sons of Israel to go forward! When they focused on going forward, instead of looking back, the opportunity to overcome the barrier before them would suddenly shift and they would see a way would be made for them. Here is the thing…it was a massive body of water and yet the Lord tells Moses that they will go through the sea on DRY LAND. Dry Land, not muddy ground, not ankle-deep waters, but dry land!

I genuinely believe that the Lord is saying to you and me in this hour that we cannot afford to look back at our enemies or the former things. We cannot afford to be fearful of what might be coming. We cannot become overwhelmed by the obstacles that are before us. We cannot long be what we once were at a specific time in our lives (whether good, bad, or ugly). You and I must be willing to “Look to the Dry Ground”! When we look to the dry ground, it means we are seeing beyond the circumstances. When we look to the dry ground, it means we are seeing beyond the tests, beyond the offense, beyond the disappointments, beyond the hurt, beyond the trials, beyond the bondage, beyond the manipulations, and beyond the snares…we are looking to the dry ground though we cannot see it (yet). God is calling us to see with His Truth, not with our reality. God is calling us to see with His Prophetic Promises, not with our broken words. Though the water (battles) is moving with a rapid current and it presents an unknown depth, God is still the God who makes a way when there is no way.

“This is what the Lord says, He who makes a way through the sea and a path through the mighty waters,” — Isaiah 43:16 (NASB)

‘Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will also help you, I will also uphold you with My righteous right hand.’ — Isaiah 41:10 (NASB)

while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal. — 2 Corinthians 4:18 (NASB)

but just as it is written: “THINGS WHICH EYE HAS NOT SEEN AND EAR HAS NOT HEARD, AND, ALL THAT GOD HAS PREPARED FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM.” — 1 Corinthians 2:9 (NASB)

I want to encourage you (and me) to Look to the Dry Ground. Don’t become so focused on looking back and looking at a daunting obstacle that is before you. See beyond the waters and look to the dry ground. God is for you and me. We must become people who are willing to see beyond our reality from the foundation of His Truth. We cannot settle in this season. Renounce the spirit of fear, now in the Name of Jesus. Renounce the spirit of bondage, now in the Name of Jesus. Renounce the spirit of apathy, now in the Name of Jesus. Look forward and press onward, there is dry ground to walk on!

 

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<![CDATA[Too old to be president]]> 2024-02-27T06:01:00Z In February, Robert Hur determined that no criminal charges should be brought against President Biden for retaining and sharing classified documents as a private citizen. The special counsel also wrote this: “Mr. Biden would likely present himself to a jury, as he did during our interview of him, as a sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory.”

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<![CDATA[In search of Rumi s live heart]]> 2024-02-27T06:01:00Z I had never exerted so much energy just to send a text. I wanted to tell the man who had been my guide in Aswan, Egypt, that his kind hospitality, his vulnerability and honesty, his genuine love for his home which he’d shared with a stranger had been deeply meaningful to me. I wanted to send a thank-you text. Although I had left Egypt for the next stage of my trip, Mido and I were now regular correspondents on WhatsApp.

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<![CDATA[Value Confidence over Certainty]]> 2024-02-27T05:02:00Z Belief systems have differing tolerance levels for doubt. Christianity has a long track record of adherents with less than absolute certainty. Many have honestly wondered whether they should cling to their faith in the face of difficult circumstances. Even John the Baptist—who boldly, publicly, and controversially proclaimed Jesus was the Messiah—had doubts. When he was arrested and thrown into prison for his public preaching of an unwelcome message, he wondered if he’d placed his faith in the right object. He sent word to Jesus asking, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another” (Matt. 11:3)?

Christians ever since have found ironic comfort here: If even John the Baptist could have some doubts, I too can live with doubts alongside faith. How do we hold faith and doubt together? Amid our doubts, Christians should seek confidence more than certainty.

Patron Saints of Doubt

If you’ve already heard John the Baptist’s story, don’t let its familiarity diminish its outrageousness. John was Jesus’s cousin. They grew up together. Both their births were considered miraculous. Both John’s mother and Jesus’s mother were convinced Jesus was the Messiah, the One the Jewish people had expected and longed for across generations. John made statements about Jesus that must have astonished the religious leaders who traveled from Jerusalem to the wilderness to hear this unusual preacher. John dared to call them a “brood of vipers” because of their religious hypocrisy (Matt. 3:7).

But then he faltered. Jesus responded to John with pointers to his messiahship: “The blind receive their sight and the lame walk, lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised up, and the poor have the good news preached to them” (11:5). Did this evidence prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that John had no cause to waver? Did it satisfy him? We don’t know. He was brutally executed a short time later.

Another patron saint of doubt was the unnamed man whose son Jesus healed. With words countless people of faith have uttered ever since, the man said, “I believe; help my unbelief!” (Mark 9:24).

Perhaps we all need to admit some level of doubt, and yet I want to suggest we all need to doubt our doubts. Believers and skeptics alike should examine their doubts. When we do, we may find they aren’t as substantive as we assumed.

Pointers, Not Proofs

Here’s what I mean. What if confidence is a more realistic expectation than certainty? What if we should look for pointers instead of proofs? Search the internet for debates between atheists and Christians and you’ll turn up exchanges about proofs for God’s existence. Introductory philosophy textbooks recount these so-called proofs by Anselm, Aquinas, Augustine, and others (even some whose names don’t begin with A). The proofs have labels like the ontological, cosmological, moral, and teleological arguments.

If confidence is a more realistic expectation than certainty, perhaps we should look for pointers instead of proofs.

I’ve invited friends to events where these proofs have been expounded. I’ve even sponsored such events, and I’ve been embarrassed when these “proofs” failed to prove. Skeptics have found holes in the arguments, and I’ve doubted whether even Anselm, Aquinas, or Augustine could have turned the tide.

But what if we don’t need a proof? What if we only need pointers that suggest a belief in the supernatural makes more sense than a rejection of the supernatural? What if you can’t prove Jesus said the things the New Testament claims he said, but the archaeological, historical, and manuscript evidence points far more in the direction of acceptance than dismissal? What if you can’t prove God created the world with a sense of order or design, but all the complexity and beauty in the physical universe suggest this is more likely than the conclusion it happened through chaos and chance?

Coherence as a Confidence Booster

If we’re seeking confidence more than certainty, one factor can help toward our goal: coherence. If all belief systems contain things we know and things we can’t, we should look to see which systems hold together best or which beliefs resonate with the reality we see all around us.

Let’s say you’re walking in the woods and come upon a turtle sitting atop a tree stump three feet off the ground. Picture it. Knowing what you know about trees and turtles, a few conclusions seem more likely than others.

We know trees don’t stop growing with a flat surface on top. We know people often cut down trees with saws that make for a flat surface on a tree trunk. We also know that turtles crawl horizontally and can’t ascend three-foot vertical planes. We could conclude that (1) someone cut down this tree, and (2) someone lifted the turtle and put it on top of the stump. Or we could conclude that (1) the tree stopped growing and part of it fell off, leaving a flat surface on the stump, and (2) the turtle climbed up the vertical surface until it got to the horizontal plane and stopped for a rest. One conclusion coheres better with what we know about the reality of trees and turtles.

Now let’s consider some issues more important than how a turtle got on top of a tree stump. We live in a world with many competing perspectives—some religious and some naturalistic. A Christian perspective says we live in an ordered world created by a good God who made people in his image. The naturalistic perspective says we evolved by random chance in a universe without any purposeful cause. We also live in a world where people value equality and respect. Which belief system supports our commonly held values? How did we arrive at believing we should treat people with impartiality and kindness?

Will You Trust Without Absolute Certainty?

We may not know with absolute certainty how or when our world was created or grasp all the complexities of human existence. But I want to suggest we can have a high level of confidence that it makes more sense to believe we live in a created world with a personal God than to believe we’re nothing more than cosmic accidents.

It makes more sense to believe we live in a created world with a personal God than to believe we’re nothing more than cosmic accidents.

I say this because we treat people with dignity and fairness, or at least we believe we should. And values like equality and respect cohere better with the Christian view than the naturalistic one.

But what do you think? Do you agree all viewpoints contain some unprovable assumptions? If so, can you identify some of those assumptions in your own beliefs? Are you willing to doubt your doubts? Can you accept a level of confident belief without requiring absolute certainty?

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<![CDATA[Faith leaders renew push for accurate Black history education in Florida]]> 2024-02-26T20:03:22Z Faith leaders in Florida and their supporters are redoubling efforts to ensure Black history is taught widely and truthfully in reaction to the state’s rejection of an Advanced Placement course on African American studies and changes to state academic standards about public school history instruction about slavery.

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<![CDATA[New Book Releases – Week of 26 February 2024 – Nijay Gupta, more…]]> 2024-02-26T19:12:24Z Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out… (Where possible, we have also […]

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