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FIRST-PERSON: The curious case of Demas
A little-known biblical character, Demas, prompts Doug Munton to reflect on the temptation to waver between two worlds -- succumbing to the here and now or persevering for the eternal. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Without community the mission suffers
Above American culture's digital obsession, individualism and consumerism, Vance Pitman notes that Scripture holds forth Christian community as an indispensable part of biblical discipleship. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Scary awesome
The "scary awesome" description voiced by Waylon Bailey's wife Martha of the Beartooth Highway's mountain scenery near Yellowstone National Park stirs Bailey to see a similarity to the Christian life. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Those who don't give up
Could this be you -- a believer who perseveres? Chuck Lawless lists key characteristics of those who stay the course amid life's challenges and difficulties. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: When we complain
A complaining spirit "steals our light to the lost world," Melanie Lenow writes, noting that understanding God's call "in our innermost being" can lead to a "healthy growth of renewed purpose." Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Believing is seeing
J.D. Greear notes that the beauty displayed in Jesus' life was "so glorious, so unique, so otherworldly that we know it has to be God." Experiencing His love "will take your questions and turn them into trust." Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Bearing with one another
Laura Thigpen notes a key facet of the Bible's oft-quoted passage on love in 1 Corinthians 13: bearing all things. It can set the course, she writes, for how love "believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things." Read More
FIRST-PERSON: An infinite power source
Akin to vast caverns of geothermal energy, David Jeremiah notes, spiritual energy abounds in the Scriptures. When juggling the demands of work and home, he notes, "We need renewable energy on the inside." Read More
Chicago's 'Reborn' church transforms inner-city livesCHICAGO (BP) -- Roy Brown wasn't sure what to make of the white guy in the storefront window one morning, wondering what he was doing in Garfield Park.
Brown, a former west side Chicago gang member, was already a walking miracle. Surviving the streets is one thing, but exiting gang life often entails a premature date of death.
Jamie Thompson, the guy on the other side of the plate glass, also is a local with a linebacker's build who grew up one neighborhood east in Humboldt Park. And he ... Read More