Judgment Day by Flannery O’Connor

MAY / JUNE 2016: BY VICTORIA WILLIAMS All my stories are about the action of grace on a character who is not very willing to support it, but most people think of these stories as hard, hopeless and brutal,” wrote Flannery O'Connor. It's a good thing that O'Connor wrote non-fiction as well as fiction. If... Continue Reading →

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The God You Serve

MARCH / APRIL 2016: BY CHARITY BISHOP In the eyes of many Game of Thrones fans, the cold, hard Stannis Baratheon had one redeeming quality: his love for his daughter, Shireen. He protected her from his fanatical wife, went to great lengths to stop the progression of her disease (turning her to stone), and shared... Continue Reading →

Risen: Dare to Ask the Questions…

MARCH / APRIL 2016: BY CARISSA HORTON Genuine faith is born from asking the hard questions… from doing the research yourself, not just accepting what you're told. You might almost call it trial by fire because sometimes coming to faith in Christ means walking away from a lifestyle you once held. Not just because it... Continue Reading →

Saint Thomas Aquinas

MARCH / APRIL 2016: BY LIANNE M. BERNARDO The medieval period in Europe was marked by many notable changes and developments, including the entrenchment and dominance of Christianity. This was seen in every aspect of everyday life and governance, as well as in the universities, the centers of learning. In the eleventh century Europe experienced... Continue Reading →

Grace of a Martyr

MARCH / APRIL 2016: BY LILA DONOVAN  What does it mean to be a Christian besides getting saved? Jesus warned people to “count the cost” (Luke 14:33) of following him. What did he really mean? Many of us live in first world countries, with first world problems. When we speak of martyrs, it is usually... Continue Reading →

Lydia, Seller of Purple

MARCH / APRIL 2016: BY VERONICA LEIGH One of those listening was a woman from the city of Thyatira named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth. She was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul’s message. When she and the members of her household were baptized, she invited us... Continue Reading →

One Night With the King

MARCH / APRIL 2016: BY RACHEL KOVACINY The first time I saw One Night with the King (2006), I spent an enjoyably splenetic evening ranting about all the ways the filmmakers messed up the story. I lumped it with other recent Hollywood depictions of Biblical events that strayed from the characterizations and events described in... Continue Reading →

Moses

MARCH / APRIL 2016: BY CAROL STARKEY Often when a child is spared from something horrific, Christians are quick to say how God has great plans for him. This may or may not be true; I believe sometimes children are spared from terrible things just because God’s grace saved them. Whether or not they go... Continue Reading →

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