Hope

Jesus Is Not a Life Coach

BY CHAD BIRD

People say only two things in life are certain: death and taxes. But there are other certainties. Like the daily rising and setting of the sun. And like the fact that life itself has its risings and settings as well. We all have times when the sun of hope rises. We are swimming in light.

Jesus Is Not a Life Coach

Mourning With Hope

BY JAY SAWRIE

My wife is dead. She has been dead for over a month now, and it seems that grief is the ghost that haunts this apartment. I have entrusted her soul to God. She was my ever-faithful companion and encourager. She always pointed me to Christ. She was always longing to obey Christ.

Mourning With Hope

Hope Within The Shadows…

BY DOMINICK SANTORE

Besides being an incredibly bad segue, in a terribly flawed article, I tend to see myself in other people in the same way this young boy sees the dead. It sometimes feels as if these other selves haunt me like shadows lurking around me, and no matter what I do, I can’t make them go away.

Hope Within The Shadows…

Postmodernism, Charlottesville and the Hope to Come….

BY BRUCE HILLMAN

“Are you Republican or Democrat?” “Liberal or conservative?” “Yankees or Red Sox?” “Star Wars or Star Trek?” Life presents us with lots of important choices and often times they are presented to us as binaries. Binaries are opposites of which one must choose a side...

Postmodernism, Charlottesville and the Hope to Come….

The Resurrection & The Life & The Pain In-Between.

BY EVAN WELCHER

When did you first realize you were alive? My first memory is the sea of dandelions that passed for the lawn of a long forgotten boyhood home.

The Resurrection & The Life & The Pain In-Between.

Happily Waiting For My Faith To Die

BY BRUCE HILLMAN

The good news is, soon my faith will die. In fact, I can’t wait. In an age of skepticism, inner conflict, materialism, relativism, consumerism—and all the other “isms” that define things today, faith seems inadequate...

Happily Waiting For My Faith To Die

God Helps Those Who (CANNOT) Help Themselves

BY ERICK SORENSEN

Surely everyone reading at one time or another in their lives has heard the popular phrase I’m writing about today.

God Helps Those Who (CANNOT) Help Themselves

CHF Conference: Hope | Grace | God & Prodigals

BY DANIEL EMERY PRICE 

"The Prodigal Son" is one of Jesus' most well known parables. Perhaps this is because at different times in our lives we play out the parts of both siblings.

CHF Conference: Hope | Grace | God & Prodigals

The Overnighters: Intriguing, Yet Terrifying Love

BY BRANDON HANSON

Something has reached out and grabbed me, tackled me, and holds me in an iron grip which I can’t seem to escape. I think I have an idea of what it is but there’s so much I still don’t know about it. There’s danger in the unknown.

The Overnighters: Intriguing, Yet Terrifying Love