Of all the lessons which can be drawn from the Gospel reading for today, (Mark 5:21–43) perhaps, the most powerful one is the most direct: “Do not be afraid; just have faith.” The stark simplicity of Our Lord’s statement jolts us. When we are faced with difficulties, fear can be our typical reaction. Only faith can move us beyond that fear. Our Holy Father Dominic by Lawrence OP, via Flickr
A worldwide Flood would create large amounts of sediment. This in turn would have trapped many creatures, killing them quickly, and enabling them to become fossilized. It is our contention, therefore, that the majority of the world’s fossils were formed during the Flood.
How God Became King The Forgotten Story of the Gospels
The forgotten story of the Gospels reveals why we should understand that our real charge is to sustain and cooperate with God's kingdom here and now. Wright's How God Became King is required reading for any Christian searching to understand their mission in the world today.
Athens, around A.D. 50—leading city of ancient Greece and center of one of the greatest cultures the world has ever known. Yet in this city famous for learning and philosophy stood an altar bearing the inscription, “TO AN UNKNOWN GOD.” One day Paul, a man sent by God to speak the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ, came to Athens. He spoke to the Athenians to tell them that God is a knowable God. Read more to see what Paul spoke in Athens two thousand years ago is just as relevant to us…