Discern - November/December 2023

November/December 2023

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Photo of a person walking on a path from a dying landscape to a living landscape to illustrate the article How Repentance Will Change the World
How Repentance Will Change the World

Repentance is an intensely personal course of action—but it’s also the process God will use to transform and save humanity. Listen

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Photo of a woman looking at her phone with a shocked expression to illustrate the article How to Stop Doomscrolling
How to Stop Doomscrolling

Endless bad news is as close as our phone. If we’re not careful, we can overconsume. How can we get relevant news without doomscrolling? Listen


Photo of war-ravaged scene to illustrate the article Peace on Earth—Really?
Prophecy  Peace on Earth—Really?

Every year, Christmas cards proclaim, “Peace on earth, goodwill to men.” This is attributed to the Bible, but does it truly reflect the biblical message? Listen

Colorful graphic illustration of two adults and a child to illustrate the article Can a Blended Family Be Blessed?
Relationships  Can a Blended Family Be Blessed?

God designed the family structure to be a husband, a wife and their children. But what about broken family structures? Can a blended family be blessed? Listen

Photo of a girl with a Christmas hat and a questioning expression to illustrate Does It Matter That Christmas Is Pagan?
Life  Does It Matter That Christmas Is Pagan?

Information on the pagan origins of Christmas is easy to find. But what is so bad about Christmas coming from paganism? Does it really matter to God? Listen

Photo of people working on an archaeological dig to illustrate the article When Archaeology Illustrates Scripture
Bible  When Archaeology Illustrates Scripture

As more evidence comes to light, biblical archaeology is increasingly demonstrating that the Bible is historically accurate. Listen

Photo of a man with his hand on the shoulder of another man to illustrate the article How to Confess Your Sins to One Another
Life  How to Confess Your Sins to One Another

The biblical instruction to “confess your sins to one another” is an important part of what it means to be a Christian. What did James mean by it? Listen

Photo illustration of a man being lowered through a roof to illustrate one of Jesus' healings, for the article What Can We Learn From Jesus’ Early Healings?
God  What Can We Learn From Jesus’ Early Healings?

After His ministry started, Jesus began healing people suffering from various health issues. What can we learn from the early healings Jesus performed? Listen



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