Life, Hope & Truth

January/February 2019


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The World in 2019
The World in 2019

Corruption, dysfunction, division and dissension are contributing to a crisis of trust. Conflicts of all types are fueling a climate of instability in the world as we begin 2019. But there is light at the end of the tunnel! Listen

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Venezuela Crisis: From Riches to Rags
Venezuela Crisis: From Riches to Rags

Venezuela is in the throes of an economic death spiral. The resulting violence and hunger have propelled a mass exodus that threatens the entire region. What led to the implosion, and could it spread? Listen

Columns


Consider This
For Discerning Readers Only

On the fifth anniversary of Discern, let’s revisit the magazine’s founding principles from the first issue. Listen

Christianity in Progress: Why Everyday Moments Matter
Christianity in Progress: Why Everyday Moments Matter

We’re launching a new column to explore some common Christian struggles in greater depth. In this inaugural edition, we’ll take a closer look at why everyday moments matter. Listen

By the Way
By the Way: Diverting the Mekong

The Asian river that once symbolized death and destruction, traded meanings when a life-changing event occurred in its waters. Listen

Departments


What Are You Doing With What You Know
Change  What Are You Doing With What You Know?

The truths of the Bible are not just about head knowledge. God wants us to be cut to the heart and to commit to change and grow. Is it now time to act? Listen

Following in His Footsteps
Change  Following in His Footsteps

As the world becomes increasingly secular and atheistic, Christianity itself is being critically examined. What would Jesus say about this sobering crisis? Listen

“No Good Deed Goes Unpunished”
Life  “No Good Deed Goes Unpunished”

Too often, doing a good deed can come with a heavy price. Is the cost of doing good worth the reward? Is there even a reward? Today’s society might say no, but Scripture shows us otherwise. Listen

How to Show Appreciation
Relationships  How to Show Appreciation

Words of encouragement and thanks have great power. Here are some key benefits of appreciation and some of the most effective ways to express gratitude. Listen

Parable of the Sheep and the Goats
Prophecy  Parable of the Sheep and the Goats

Doesn’t God like goats? When God separates the sheep and the goats, you won’t want to be a goat! What does the parable of the sheep and the goats mean? Listen

Did Jesus’ Commandments Replace the 10 Commandments?
Bible  Did Jesus’ Commandments Replace the 10 Commandments?

Some believe that Jesus replaced the 10 Commandments with “new” commandments. Did Jesus teach obedience to the 10 Commandments or did He abolish them? Listen

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