Something profound and pervasive happened in the Garden. As the taste of fruit lingered on the lips of man and woman, a poison passed through their bodies and souls. The effects of the toxin were immediate and fatal.
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My name is Brian. I’m a Christian, a tech nerd and a father of three little girls. And I’ve battled a pornography addiction for years.
Early in my 20s I read Jonathan Edwards' “Resolutions,” a display of intent toward holiness written by a man desiring to please God with his life. I read the list over and again, taking in his precisely crafted hopes. Then I made my own list, copying some of Edwards’: “Resolved, to live with all my might while I do live.” “To take advantage of every hour given to me and to ...
It would not be an exaggeration to say that for the whole of human history, mankind’s activities have centered around sleep.
Unless you live in a cave, you’ve probably heard some chatter about this little show called Breaking Bad—perhaps you’ve even watched it. The AMC TV series, which just ended after five strong seasons, will surely go down as one of TV’s greatest feats—not necessarily because it drew a massive audience but because its technical qualities and artistry were top-notch, some of the finest ...
When I became a parent I found myself frequently getting drawn into vicious thought cycles of pessimism concerning my son. It would usually start with a simple observation like, “My son doesn’t like naps” or “My son’s hair is thin.” That would lead to a series of fearful and often ridiculous what ifs.
Despite the fact that we sit under outstanding preaching each week at The Village, our lead teaching pastor reminds us consistently that the monthly prayer meeting is the most important time in the life of our church. But what makes this statement true? How can a prayer meeting be more important than preaching?
If you have grown up in the Church, you may have heard conflicting messages about anger. You may have been taught that it is wrong and sinful to be angry, only to read about Jesus turning tables over in the temple and beating people with a whip. So, what’s the story on anger?