Leading up to Halloween you’ve likely seen more depictions of vampires near homes, stores, and in popular media. Is there anything we can learn about our own culture as we explore the development of public infatuation with these mythical, bloodsucking brutes? Join Dr. Kenneth Boa, Stuart McAllister, and Dr. Glenn Sunshine for this special podcast series.
“Come now, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, and spend a year there and engage in business and make a profit.’ Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow.
The notion that the holidays serve as little more than emblems of family dysfunction is now a cliche, fodder for countless jokes, movies, and television shows. From National Lampoon’s A Christmas Vacation to The Ref,
Is it true the celebration of Christmas has pagan origins? What about the various traditions and symbols associated with Christmas such as Christmas trees and Yule logs? Historical investigation decidedly answers the question. No, Christmas is not pagan.
As with so many of our national holidays, Thanksgiving is now a contentious subject. Formerly a time of celebration and gratitude, many critics today maintain that it stands as little more than an emblem of our nation’s racist past. But is this an accurate reading of the first Thanksgiving? What actually transpired at Plymouth in the fall of 1621? In this article, Dr. Glenn Sunshine helps to restore a proper historical perspective on Thanksgiving.
Current environmental commentators have contributed to the modern psychological phenomenon of “eco-anxiety,” having you believe humanity is on the verge of extinction due to environmental destruction. While this claim is exaggerated, as God’s stewards, we can look to Him for hope, knowing that He will someday restore all things.
This 2-part article by Ken Boa and Michael Stewart explores the nature of agape love. In Part 1, Ken argues for agape as the highest form of love, a divine love that help us to love others well, especially in marriage. In Part 2, Michael considers the nature of language and raises the question of whether we understand agape correctly.
Want to escape a pornography addiction but feel like you’re losing the battle of self-control? There’s hope for new habits, help if you want it, and freedom from addiction. This article explores the underlying reasons for porn’s strong draw and what those reasons teach us about our hopes and pleasures.