“#SELFCARE” for Christians

The concept of self care, defined as the entirety of ways in which a person understands solving their emotional problems and managing their anxieties, has become a real movement in the past two years and has an entire industry ready to make our lives easier and more comfortable. For Christians, this trend has proven to be quite problematic – making your life easier...

Old wine vs fake wine: how to distinguish the authentic religious message in today’s media polyphony

One can see today a growing concern among people who seek spirituality for relief, solutions and healing, both individually and collectively. It is an interest that arouses optimism about the role and impact that the Christian message can have on society, but also a concern for an accurate transmission of the biblical message.

Peace of mind, and peace forever

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. – John 14:27

Our inevitable failures

Economic capitalism has a psychological twin, one that is not as bold and brash as its profit-obsessed counterpart, but if we look into the subtle details of our interior universe we find it hidden there.

Evolution and creation. Closer to the core of the controversy

I got acquainted with Ariel Roth as writer, but I also got to meet him as a human. I haven’t discovered neither fanaticism, nor nervousness, no doubt or ideological speech in octogenarian Ariel Roth, who is still looking for details for each new subject appearing on the debate agenda of between evolution and creation, with the same desire to be honest and to...

Beauty in brokenness

Amy Ainsworth is the mother of 5 year old twin girls, whose appearance together, in photographs is surprising and fascinating at the same time – how else could it be to see a pair of big green eyes showing off from behind brown curls of one of the girls, next to the coffee-cloured eyes and black, straight hair of the second twin?

An encounter with kindness

Sartre may have been right when he said Hell is other people. Yet, for some, their first step toward Heaven is meeting the God who shelters in someone else's soul.

Powerful prayers to the hidden God

No one has ever seen God, but the One who knew Him before He was born on this earth taught us all to approach Him through prayer.

How do I know God exists?

You must picture me alone in that room in Magdalen night after night, feeling, whenever my mind lifted even for a second from my work, the steady, unrelenting approach of Him whom I so earnestly desired not to meet. That which I greatly feared had at last come upon me. In the Trinity Term of 1929 I gave in, and admitted that God...

Prayers of thanksgiving and praise

When we think of gratitude and a lack of gratitude, the biblical scene that comes to mind is the healing of the ten lepers, of whom only one, a Samaritan, returned to thank the Saviour, worshiping and praising God in a loud voice (Luke 17:15-16).

In search of lost meaning

Traditional communities are like rivers, while modern societies are like oceans, said Polish sociologist Zygmunt Bauman. Consider that a river—deeper or shallower, faster or slower—always has a direction, as traditional societies usually direct the lives of their members. The ocean is a different story.

A visit to Narnia

On the 22nd of November 1963, global attention was captured by the tragic assassination of American President J.F. Kennedy. On the same day, the death of one of the most influential Christians of the 20th century, the British writer and apologist C.S.Lewis, went almost unnoticed.

We are more than we can easily explain

Suppose I leave the window open then leave home. A stack of banknotes can be seen on the table through the open window. An individual walking down the street notices the opportunity, thinks for a while, but decides to move on. Why would a man who has the opportunity to steal decide not to?

How to study the Bible properly

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, […] who correctly handles the word of truth. (2 Timothy 2:15)

The greed for knowledge

If science were a religion, how violent would it be compared with Christianity?