Devotional

Return to say thank you

Theology | How thankfulness brings peace
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 11/19/20, 02:54 pm

When we were children, our parents taught us that “please” and “thank you” were magic words. “Pass the mashed potatoes” was not effective. “Please pass the mashed potatoes” was. We were already learning how to navigate a daunting world. 

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Word and flesh, at once

Faith & Inspiration | Neither takes precedence over the other
by Joel Belz
Posted 11/19/20, 02:07 pm

Editor’s note: As Joel Belz recovers from a broken hip, we’re republishing this column, which originally appeared on Dec. 20, 1997.

Heading toward Christmas, there’s no better time to remind ourselves there are two crucial parts to this thing we call a Biblical worldview: the talking part and the doing part.

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Hardwired for joy

Theology | We all need something to look forward to
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 11/05/20, 03:39 pm

God built us in such a way that we need something to look forward to. I don’t think you need me to prove that to you; I think you know. We function better, and we’re happier, when we have that. We’ve been spending more time in the house recently—locked down, masked up, distanced.

But I believe that all over the world people feel the same need to have something to look forward to. And the need is so strong that they will find something, even where there’s nothing.

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