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Fear

Signed by over 3,000 Baylor students, faculty, staff and alumni, a petition asks the university to allow official LGBTQ student groups on campus. The question for Baylor officials is whether they will live by fear or by hope. […] Read More

We’ll always have people who seek to exploit the fear of others to achieve their own agenda, but Scripture invites us to transform our fear of others to a love for others. […] Read More

White supremacy, nationalism and racism threaten many people of faith. Those of us undeniably privileged by our culture at birth must use that privilege to benefit those who do not move through the world as easily as we do. […] Read More

We all face countless moments of fear during our lives. Some big, some small. We can be free of fear, like a horse and rider soaring as one over obstacles. Here are 4 steps to help you conquer your fear. […] Read More

People have been conditioned to avoid religion and politics in polite conversation, and as a result have forgotten how to talk about those subjects politely – or even altogether. It’s time to break free from your echo chamber. […] Read More

With the Advent wreath in storage and the Christmas tree recycled, Epiphany Sunday urges us to abandon the old road of fear, suspicion and exclusion. If our celebrations are more than ritual, we must find another road. […] Read More

Disputes litter our lives. People backbite; politicians gaslight. Rather than hear the ugly truth, we pick up stones. In a world offering illusions at half price and selling wholesale deceptions, we must call for peace. […] Read More

In busy seasons of life like Advent, it’s all too easy to allow worry and anxiety to creep into your heart and mind, but kingdom-vision living removes the barrier that fear creates. […] Read More

How do we respond to the company of strangers? Do we find ourselves enriched or threatened? In his book, “Practical Theology,” Terry A. Velling writes, “Our English word xenophobia means ‘fear of the stranger.’ If we turn the word around, we get the New Testament word for hospitality, philoxenia, ‘love of the stranger.’ Pure hospitality, […] Read More

‘You Pack What You Fear’

I was listening to an interview recently of a backpacker who hikes as a “minimalist.” Minimalist backpacking – or ultralight as it is more commonly called – is about packing the minimal essentials for the hike. Instead of a tent, for example, he packs a tarp. He cuts the handle off his toothbrush and removes […] Read More