Life, Hope & Truth

Discern - January/February 2016

January/February 2016


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Why Were You Born?
Why Were You Born?

How would you answer someone asking, “Does my life have any meaning, any purpose?” Maybe you’ve asked that! Can we find satisfying answers to these questions?

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World InSight: The Russian Bear Returns to the Middle East
World InSight: The Russian Bear Returns to the Middle East

As American influence fades and the dust settles from the terror attacks in Paris, Russian strongman Vladimir Putin has swept into favor as the vital key to Middle East stability. Will a revived Russia bring peace to Syria? At stake is the future of Europe and much of the free world.

Columns


Consider This: Comforting the Afflicted, Afflicting the Comfortable
Consider This: Comforting the Afflicted, Afflicting the Comfortable

The answers have always been there, in God’s Word. The solutions afflict us, though, because they require something that most people simply don’t want–we don’t want anyone, even God, telling us what to do.

Who Are You Calling “Father”?
Who Are You Calling “Father”?

One of Christianity’s largest denominations uses “father” as a religious title for its leaders. But did you know this contradicts the words of Christ?

My Name Is Ozymandias
My Name Is Ozymandias

His ancient monument lies in ruin, but he is remembered in ironic verse. What can he teach us?

Departments


Christian Priorities: Putting God First
Change  Christian Priorities: Putting God First

Establishing the correct priorities in our lives is vital for our success as Christians.

The Busyness Trap
Life  The Busyness Trap

Are you frazzled by nonstop activities and never-ending pressures? Why is everyone so busy today, and what can we do to reorient our lives?

Does God Exist? Proof 2: Design of the Universe
God  Does God Exist? Proof 2: Design of the Universe

The more we discover about our universe, the more we see the hand of design rather than randomness. And design implies a Designer.

Is God on the Wrong Side of History?
Prophecy  Is God on the Wrong Side of History?

Believing that God’s views are outdated, citizens of Western nations are making sweeping changes to long-held traditions and standards found in the Bible. How did this cultural clash begin? How will it end?

The Secret to Facing Your Giants
Change  The Secret to Facing Your Giants

The towering giants of the Bible may be ancient history, but God’s people today are required to do battle with a far more fearsome breed of giant.

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In a world that can be complex and discouraging, it’s refreshing to find thoughtful, practical answers to the questions that affect you.

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