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November 18, 2014

Interpretation and the Islamic State

By:Richard Handler

ISIS claims lives in the name of Islam, while several outspoken Muslims decry their actions. Do we have a problem of interpretation when it comes to the religion of Islam? Read More
November 17, 2014

When the Foundations Shake

By:Mel Finlay

Faith in man-made security is misplaced, as MPs and those working on Parliament Hill have discovered. Determined individuals intent on causing harm can find a way, particularly if they are willing to trade their life for that of their victims. Increased vigilance by all of us, and increased security by our security forces, can reduce the probability of harm; it can never eliminate it. When the foundations are shaking, fear is a natural and often essential immediate reaction, even for Christians. But for people of faith, fear is not the last word. Read More
November 11, 2014

What Is The Value of a Life Misspent?

By:Richard Handler

What’s the value of a misspent life? Christians believe all life is sacred. Western secularists, at their best, believe all lives have value, are guaranteed rights and can live lives of meaning and purpose.
But there are lives that have caused so much chaos, caused so much pain and suffering that to imagine these lives are sacred or valuable, well, I guess you have to be a very charitable Christian. Read More
November 6, 2014

The Greatest Story Ever Told

By:Jacob Sahms

Why does 'story' matter? Why does it matter what we watch on television, take in from movies, or absorb from books? What difference can a story make to our lives in the here and now, and for all eternity?
Story is our lifeblood, whether it is lived out or observed, told over a cup of coffee, or read about on Facebook. Communicating stories connects us to each other, across space and time, in ways we may never fully grasp because they move something in us internally, spiritually. Read More
November 5, 2014

Love and Storytelling

By:Richard Handler

Story has always been a beguiling and plastic term -- a word or a concept that is sufficiently elastic to meet a variety of needs. For a novelist, a story is a journey, a what-if tale with many adventures. Let me tell you a story gives you sequence, surprise, and thrills while it places you in the mind and the experience of another. Read More
October 20, 2014

Fear Not Ebola

By:Kathleen Ngenda

I do not fear the Ebola, I fear the human condition... I have this fear, but I continue to take it to God’s throne and pray that He will intervene on behalf of this nation.
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October 15, 2014

The Grateful Walking Dead

By:Richard Handler

Cultivating habits of gratitude is the work of families and civilization. In the world of The Walking Dead, the characters are glad for anything that keeps them human. You could say that for our world too. Read More
October 8, 2014

Terror, Nihilism & Kin

By:Richard Handler

Digging for a proper explanation of what is going on in Iraq and Syria, Richard Handler explains how kinship and family play a role both in the conflict and the resolution. Read More
October 1, 2014

Cleaning Up Your Room

By:Richard Handler

It’s as if your mind is one giant Value Village store, full of endless rows of rubbish. Read More
September 26, 2014

My Evangelical Experience

By:Richard Handler

Can “love” be so freely given? Read More