Self-Sacrifice: The Key to Abundant Living

Self-Sacrifice: The Key to Abundant Living

  Both the redeemed and the unfallen beings will find in the cross of Christ their science and their song. It will be seen that the glory shining in the face of Jesus is the glory of self-sacrificing love. In the light from Calvary it will be seen that the law of self-renouncing love is the law of life for earth and heaven; that the love which

The Cure for the Common Life

The Cure for the Common Life

Several years ago, the common refrain from my daughter used to be: “I’m soooooo boooorrrred!” She doesn’t do it anymore, because her mother and I decided that the best way to cure her boredom would be…more homework! However, that comment is becoming all too common these days—and by non-teenage-age folks as well. I find it interesting that people—at

The Muslim Next Door: 5 Steps to Reach the Nations in Your Neighborhood

The Muslim Next Door: 5 Steps to Reach the Nations in Your Neighborhood

Now that you’re exhausted from reading articles about either our impending doom from ISIS’s infiltration of the United States or our moral mandate to receive Muslim refugees from war-torn parts of the world, I’d like to call your attention to another idea. It’s not a new idea, but one so old, I think we’ve forgotten both its significance and its re

How to Make a Tangible Difference in the Lives of Your Refugee Neighbors

How to Make a Tangible Difference in the Lives of Your Refugee Neighbors

Before the Syrian refugee crisis escalated all over social media with the photo of the dead child who was washed up on shore, I had very little awareness of what these people were experiencing. Then I began reading some of the Humans of New York stories, and I couldn’t help shedding a few tears for what these people had encountered to escape the ni

Christ’s Metric Alone

Christ’s Metric Alone

Ever heard the expression “Numbers don’t lie”? I put that line in the same file as “…but names will never hurt me.” The truth is that numbers can tell more than one story. Take Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. Both are “followed” by tens of thousands on Twitter, but only 60% of their Twitter followers are believed to represent real people. On the s