Where is God amid our suffering?

The Roman Catholic Church continues to respond to reports of clergy abuse over the last several years. Sexual abuse scandals have rocked the Presbyterian Church USA, the Boy Scouts, gymnastics, swimming, hockey, college football, and political leaders as well. A study found that nearly 500 schoolteachers were arrested in 2015 on sexual abuse charges. Shockingly, about 10 percent of children in eighth through 11th grades were found to have been subjected to some form of sexual abuse by an adult at school (most often a teacher or coach)....


Jesus' love test

Operating within the confines of His Father’s love, Jesus determined to lovingly confront the religious leaders of His day! He often used strong language yet had to be making an effort to reach them or else it simply just would not qualify as love...


Why do innocent people suffer?

This is it: “We suffer because men sinned and continue to sin. God isn’t to blame.” Suffering happens because God made a perfect world that Adam and Eve broke, long ago, and now there’s no escaping the consequences, especially since we continue to sin as badly as they did. God is good, and we are not.....


Millennials and evangelism

In 1957, the social psychologist Leon Festinger coined the term “cognitive dissonance” to describe the stress that results from holding two or more contradictory beliefs at the same time. According to Festinger, people will attempt to alleviate the stress by either changing their minds about one of the ideas or, more commonly, convincing themselves the ideas really aren’t contradictory...


Seven Surprising Ways to Prepare Yourself to Share the Gospel

Anyone who has been around the church for any length of time has heard the exhortation written in 1 Peter 3:15: “But in your hearts, revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.”...


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    Christians in music, ministry share how drug abuse affected their lives

    Drugs have destroyed the lives of countless Americans. Many are struggling daily with debilitating addictions while others endure the heartache that follows the loss of a loved one who died from an overdose.More than 70,200 Americans died in 2017 from using illegal or prescription drugs. Of that number over 47,600 died from an opioid overdose, a twofold increase in just one decade..

Richard Silver

Faith Bites

  • Messiah

    It is more important to know who the messiah is than guess who the antichrist will be

    In today’s world, humanity is desperately seeking someone with a strong hand to take the helm and bring about world peace—a leader who has the ability to compromise and appease every faction to stop all the madness.But what character traits are truly needed to navigate the currents of public opinion that shape the world in which we live? For the past 2,000 years, people have anxiously tried to analyze who the Antichrist might be and when he might be revealed.....