There are many ways Christians can respond to injustice, but one response we should never neglect or minimize is prayer…. You are invited to join Christians and churches around the world in guided prayer and song.
When we pray in times of injustice, we are protesting to the highest authority in the universe, the perfect arbiter of all justice… https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/prayer-is-activism/
Even when we cannot glimpse the contours of our Father’s plan, he is still good. We can trust his hand even in those moments when we cannot see his face. https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/trust-hand/
“Are you jealous for my sake? Would that all the Lord’s people were prophets, that the Lord would put his Spirit on them!” (Num. 11:29). “Moses’s response was more than just a personal expression of humility. His answer expressed a longing of redemptive-historical proportions…” https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/moses-wish-came-true/
Before the storms of suffering blow against a person’s soul, we should try to put five foundation stones under their faith. https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/before-your-suffering-comes
Under the sun no good gift is ours to keep. That’s what we learn in the house of mourning, and it’s a hard lesson. https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/funerals-better-feasts/
The Bible speaks some brutally honest words for the surety of our uncertainty. Uncertainty is certain. Or at least, so it seems to creatures like us. https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/uncertainty-is-certain
The people listening to Jesus that day were looking for an answer that all people of all eras look for: Why this suffering? Why this evil, and why did it befall these victims? What can I do to escape from it befalling me? The answer Jesus gave accomplished, in one stroke, a number of crucial theological corrections. https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/dont-wait-to-be-done-with-sin
In times of trial, and because each spouse processes situations differently, it’s all too easy to take out our frustrations and anxieties on one another. https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/marriage-quarantine/
Enter Psalm 57, a psalm of David, written in a cave while he is actively being hunted. I imagine he could relate to feelings of isolation and fear. What does it look like for you and me to run to God as our refuge, to say along with David, “In the shadow of your wings I will take refuge till the storms of destruction pass by”? I think it looks like resting in truth and responding in faith. https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/quarantine-hard-god-good/
There’s no doubt COVID-19 will bring rough days. Yet we also have a unique opportunity to reconnect, rediscover, and rejoice in the family the Lord has given us. https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/lead-your-family-in-isolation/
In this “stay home” moment, a number of publishers have steeply discounted or made several books available for free. The TGC bookstore has an extensive roster of quality titles for your to browse: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/free-discounted-books-quarantine/
Christianity that ignores the reality of death is utterly inauthentic… https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/video/new-song-christ-hope-life-death/
One of the primary postures of a Christian is outward. Our salvation means that the curse of the inward curve of sin is broken, and we’re now free to turn outward—to love God and neighbor… https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/love-neighbor-pandemic/
The protein-thorned crown of COVID-19 has, in a way, silenced the noise of modern life by seizing what C. S. Lewis called “God’s megaphone”: pain…. Physicians reflect theologically on three unique Christian contributions to COVID-19 preparations.
Writing about events while they are happening is always a bit dangerous. It’s easy to encourage over-reactions and reinforce unhelpful panic in our hearts. That said, the COVID 19 coronavirus provides us with an opportunity to think about how we respond to anxiety. https://www.ccef.org/anxiety-waiting-and-the-coronavirus/
Since the beginning of this year, we’ve been reading and hearing about a family of viruses known as coronaviruses. There are 69 species of this virus, seven of which can affect humans. https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/what-we-know-coronavirus/
Dr. Francis Collins — the director of the NIH — is one of the most widely respected physician-geneticists in the world, and is deeply involved in containing the coronavirus pandemic… Francis Collins speaks about the coronavirus, his faith, and an unusual friendship.
It’s now clear that COVID-19 is a deadly serious global pandemic. Still, C. S. Lewis’s words—written 72 years ago—ring with some relevance for us. Just replace “atomic bomb” with “coronavirus.” https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/cs-lewis-coronavirus/
The Mission Formation Team (MFT) exists to guide the congregation in our missions involvement, both domestically and overseas. We desire to connect our members with opportunities for outreach in many places outside of our church campus, including Durham, Chapel Hill, and overseas. The MFT met on August 5 for a discussion that built on a greater commitment to local outreach than we have had before. We talked about a need to better know our long-standing partners. What are their needs,…