How Should We Interpret the Bible in Our Modern Age?

Beverly Schmidt April 30, 2021

In every generation since the Bible was written, there has been a temptation to interpret Scripture in the context of the present world in which readers are living. But is this even a valid way the Bible should be interpreted? How Should We Interpret the Bible? The Bible is a …

Faith as Therapy: Belief Can Improve Mental Health, Studies Find

Beverly Schmidt April 26, 2021

A number of studies found that people who identified their spiritual beliefs as being most important to them showed significant improvements in mental health, appearing to be less depressed than those with little or no belief. Strong Belief in God Improves Mental Health “When the righteous cry for help, the …

Why Does the Bible Say Humans Are Imperfect, Yet Tells Us to Be Perfect?

Beverly Schmidt April 16, 2021

Many people are confused by seemingly contradictory statements in the Bible that tell us humans are imperfect, yet Jesus tells us to “be perfect.” As with many things in Scripture, context matters…let’s clear up confusion. Humans Are Imperfect The idea that humans are imperfect and sin continuously is communicated in …

Dealing with Aloneness or Loneliness and Finding Comfort in Scripture

Beverly Schmidt April 9, 2021

Loneliness and aloneness are major problems for many people, in a variety of circumstances, at all times. They have only been exacerbated in the pandemic, but Jesus reminds us that we are not alone and that God will not forsake us. The types of loneliness and aloneness Loneliness and aloneness …

Faith in the News

Christianity Is the Most Accepting Group of All

Christianity Is the Most Accepting Group of All

People long for acceptance and a sense of belonging, they congregate in a vast number of groups. And despite media headlines sowing division, there is nowhere people are more accepting than in Christianity. Christianity Is All About Acceptance “Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory …

Bible Studies

Embracing Faith Over Fear
Beverly Schmidt March 5, 2021

Embracing Faith Over Fear

It’s easy to be fearful these days: we’re surrounded by fear-inducing messages, locked down in a pandemic with people struggling to get by, but God’s message is hope over fear and it all begins by embracing faith. What is faith? “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the …
Forgiving Yourself of Your Faults and Mistakes
Andrew Johnson February 19, 2021

Forgiving Yourself of Your Faults and Mistakes

As painful as some mistakes can be, they don’t have to be a life sentence, they are growing experiences, but growth cannot begin unless you first start by forgiving yourself, even if others won’t. There is no perfect human being A perfect human being does not exist. There is no …

How Should We Interpret the Bible in Our Modern Age?

In every generation since the Bible was written, there has been a temptation to interpret Scripture in the context of the present world in which readers are living. But is this even a valid way the Bible should be interpreted? How Should We Interpret the Bible? The Bible is a …