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Recent Articles

Detail from a painting by Ford Madox Brown showing Jesus washing Peter's feet.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Serving in the Spirit of Christ

By François Caudwell

Caudwell, a French pastor, explains that there are three types of obedience in service: are we serving Jesus as a slave, a mercenary or a friend? français

Kayla Mueller in India, holding a young child.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Kayla Mueller, Martyr

By Alina McPherson

A young writer reflects on Kayla Mueller's short life and asks, "Do we accept the suffering of other people as unfortunate but inevitable? Or will we, like Kayla, let empathy lead us to action?"

A young girl eats from a tin bowl during a famine crisis in Nigeria.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Why Does God Allow Suffering?

By James R. Murphy

As a Christian aid worker, Murphy grappled with this question for years. Although the meaning of suffering can never be fully comprehended, Murphy finds a helpful insight in Jesus' words in the Gospel of John.

A woodcut by Lisa Toth depicting an elderly man carrying a small child on his shoulders to illustrate the Easter story Christoperus.

Monday, February 23, 2015

The Legend of Christopherus

By Hans Thoma (Adapted)

In this short Easter story, a young man’s quest for the strongest master leads him to Christ.

Ernst Wiechert, courtesy of University of Lodz Repository

Monday, February 23, 2015

Reclaiming a Literary Giant

By Daniel Hallock

“It may happen that a nation ceases to distinguish between good and evil,” warned Ernst Wiechert, a German novelist and professor, in a 1935 speech to his students, many of whom were National Socialists.