Life, Hope & Truth

Discern - November/December 2015

November/December 2015


Cover Feature


Christmas on Trial
Christmas on Trial

Imagine a courtroom where Christmas is on trial, charged with false impersonation of legitimate, godly worship. Both sides have presented their cases. Now it’s the prosecutor’s turn to make his closing argument. It could well go something like this.

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The Migrant Crisis: What Does It Mean?
The Migrant Crisis: What Does It Mean?

The European Union is currently facing an unparalleled immigration catastrophe. How is this crisis likely to change the continent’s future?

Columns


Being “Somebody”
Being “Somebody”

What makes somebody important to people in today’s world? What about to God?

Do You Know the Lord of the Sabbath?
Do You Know the Lord of the Sabbath?

Why did Jesus Christ call Himself the Lord of the Sabbath? What else did He say about the Sabbath, and what does it mean for Christians today?

Who Will Protect Us?
Who Will Protect Us?

The men didn’t look like they needed to be protected. Yet their fear was real and their question sincere.

Departments


True Christianity: Imperfect People Striving Toward Perfection
Change  True Christianity: Imperfect People Striving Toward Perfection

One of the hardest things about being a Christian is accepting how hard it is to be a Christian. Why do so many fail to live up to God’s standards?

Why Sex Is Never Casual
Relationships  Why Sex Is Never Casual

In today’s world many just want a mutually satisfying sexual encounter rather than a committed relationship. But should sex be treated so casually?

Hoarders: Buried Alive
Change  Hoarders: Buried Alive

Some harbor a compulsion to hoard physical things, often to their own hurt. But even more common is the human tendency to mentally hoard destructive ways—sins.

Does God Exist? Proof 1: Origin of the Universe
God  Does God Exist? Proof 1: Origin of the Universe

God says He created the universe. Scientific materialists say it came into existence through natural physical means. Who is right? And what is the evidence?

Unthankfulness: A Sign of Perilous Times
Prophecy  Unthankfulness: A Sign of Perilous Times

Thanksgiving and its opposite don’t seem that important to most people. But God looks at things differently. Ingratitude is one of the symptoms of society on the brink.

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