The Risk of Inviting Jesus into Your Summer

Image: Illustration by Cornelia Li Summer, wrote A. W. Tozer, is “the period of full power when life multiplies, and it is hard to believe that it can ever end.” But summer’s lease truly hath all too short a date. So here at the beginning of the season, it’s worth asking: What do I really want... Read More

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  • We Want Straightforward Answers. God Gives Us Mysteries.

    Image: Ilya Ilford / Unsplash One Sunday not long ago, I was leading children’s worship in our church. During the weekly prayer time, we sat in a circle with the kids taking turns holding a cross that designates their moment to pray, either silently or out loud. I couldn’t help but smile at the “prayer... Read More
  • Interview: How J. P. Moreland Presented His Anxious Mind to God

    Image: Illustration by Mallory Rentsch In public, J.P. Moreland is best known for battling in the arena of Christian apologetics. But privately, he has waged a personal struggle against occasionally debilitating mental illness. The longtime Biola University philosophy professor opens up about this side of his life in Finding Quiet: My Story of Overcoming Anxiety... Read More
  • Oil Is a Gift from God. Are We Squandering It?

    Image: Oil Spill Photo By StudioBarcelona / Getty | Oil refinery By shaunl / Getty / Vetta By August 27, 1859, New England railroad conductor Edwin L. Drake had been spending borrowed money for months, and it was running out. His steam-powered drill had bored 69 feet into the rock near Titusville, Pennsylvania, at the... Read More

Christen Limbaugh Bloom: God is teaching me why silly stories seriously matter

(Courtesy of the author) Have you ever had a crippling moment of self-doubt? A tiny voice in your head tells you your idea is stupid, your opinion is tired, your solution to that problem you’re struggling with won’t work…fill in the blank. That voice visited me as I sat down to write an article this... Read More

Florida Lottery winner of $1M among suspects rounded up in major drug bust: reports

A little more than a year ago, Karlee Harbst was the smiling winner of a $1 million prize in the Florida Lottery. She had even won a $100 prize a week earlier. The money was coming at a great time too, because Harbst was reportedly pregnant. But last week, the 27-year-old Port Orange woman was... Read More

France’s Macron forced to curb his ambitions for Europe

PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron sees himself as Europe’s savior and next week’s European Parliament elections as a make-or-break moment for the beleaguered European Union. But Macron is no longer the fresh-faced force who marched into a surprising presidential victory to the rousing EU anthem two years ago. His pro-Europe vision has collided with... Read More

Saudis say they don’t want war, but will defend themselves

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – A top Saudi diplomat says the kingdom does not want war but will defend itself, amid a recent spike in tensions with archrival Iran. Adel al-Jubeir, the minister of state for foreign affairs, spoke early Sunday, a week after four oil tankers were targeted in an alleged act of sabotage... Read More

Are our weddings too white?

Image copyright PA Image caption Harry and Meghan’s wedding prompted a conversation about interracial marriage A year ago Meghan and Harry charmed the nation with their own, not entirely traditional, special day. Guests were addressed – at length – by the African-American bishop, Michael Curry. A gospel choir performed the soul classic Stand By Me.... Read More

How the humble brick built the world

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rome’s Colosseum is made of various materials including limestone, concrete and brick “I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble,” the first Roman Emperor, Caesar Augustus, is said to have boasted 2,000 years ago. If he did, he was exaggerating. As UCLA’s Prof... Read More

The firms turning their workers into owners

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Julian Richer gave staff 60% of his company, Richer Sounds In the past few weeks a few employees have suddenly found they didn’t just work for their company, they owned a bit of it too. The owner and founder of Richer Sounds, Julian Richer, used a special trust to... Read More

HP buys US supercomputer maker Cray Inc

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A Cray supercomputer is used by the Met Office for weather forecasting. Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has bought Cray Inc, maker of some of the fastest supercomputers in the world. Cray Inc’s machines are capable of processing trillions of calculations per second and have been used by the UK’s... Read More