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Why Fear May Be Killing Your Creativity | Heleo

“We’d rather revisit old knowledge, doing things that work in exchange for putting yourself in situations that might not work.”<p><b>READ ON TO</i> …

Creativity

It's hard to be humble: Sunday reflection

This morning’s Gospel reading is Matthew 23:1–12:<p>Jesus spoke to the crowds and to his disciples, saying, “The scribes and the Pharisees have taken …

Time I

Why We Can Rejoice that Marriage Will End

Perhaps the most difficult thing to accept about marriage is that marriage will end–that it is, in the words of John Piper, merely momentary. I get …

Evangelical Christianity

How the Country’s Largest White Presbyterian Church Became Multiethnic

Craig Strickland planted Hope Church—the largest white Presbyterian congregation in America with about 6,600 weekly attendees—back before church …

Evangelical Christianity

Pastor Greg Laurie: “There’s No Such Thing” as an Atheist Relief Organization

November 2, 2017 by Hemant Mehta<p><b>Greg Laurie</b>, a pastor from California, told his congregation at Harvest Christian Fellowship that if they were good …

Humorous Cartoons That Illustrate the Perplexing Social Life of an Introvert

In 2015 we wrote about an adorable illustrated series about the wonders of sleep by Landysh Akhmetzyanova., in-house artist for the language learning …

Prisoner Number 2491: The Inspiring Story of the First Nazi Martyr

Dietrich Bonhoeffer was in London when he heard of Paul Schneider’s death. He gathered his nieces and nephews to tell them.“Children, you must never …

World History

The forgotten Christians of Nigeria -- faithful while enduring incredible persecution

“Don’t go. I swore I would never go back there,” came the voice of my friend Jay Smith on a trans-Atlantic Skype call. “I’ve been in over sixty countries. I’ve been all over Africa. I lived there, and I’ve never felt unsafe the way I did in <i>that</i> country. There is something especially terrifying …

Africa

Familiarity with Jesus sets us free. “Talk to Him also when on the bus”

For Jesus, the family are “Those who hear the Word of God and act on it". Therefore, it is a larger nucleus than the one in which one is born. …

Christianity
Christianity

Reasons you have to be thankful

PHILIPPIANS 4:6 - Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.<p>Did …

Baptist Church

Tomorrow Belongs to God | by Neto, Jakson Follmann and Alan Ruschel

O<p>n November 28, 2016, LaMia Flight 2933 left Bolivia for Colombia. It was carrying the Chapecoense football club to the Copa Sudamericana final — the …

Empathy

Confession of a Reformed Philosopher: Why I Am a Compatibilist about Determinism and Moral Responsibility

In this section, I want to critically consider what many take to be the most important kind of argument against compatibilism.27 The argument, …

Seeing Ourselves in ‘The End of the Affair’

<b>Article by: Samuel James</b>When Solomon wanted to warn his sons against adultery, he told a story:For at the window of my house I have looked out …

Faith

Real Conversations on Race

<b>Article by: Jason Cook</b><i>Malik paused. “Did it ever occur to you that people from my neighborhood are scared about rollin’ up on your</i> …

Evangelical Christianity

Why Does It Take an Eclipse to Get Us to Look Up to the Heavens?

Written by: Trevin WaxPHOTOGRAPH BY COLLEEN PINSKI, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHICMiddle Tennessee is in the eclipse zone. On August 21, my city will be …

Evangelical Christianity

The Book Glutton

I am often asked how I organize my books and how I maintain my library. Because I am a book reviewer I receive new books nearly every day and this …

Dear Liberal Churches: How Are You Actually Treating People?

Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things …

Angered At and Angry With

It’s the time of year when my Bible-reading plan takes me through the book of Proverbs. There’s something almost absurd about reading this book at a …

Evangelical Christianity
Participation

Prayer tips: How to talk to God

1/13<p>1<p>Importance of prayer<p>Prayer is simply having a conversation with God. There are many different thoughts on what you should and shouldn’t say when …

Star of Bethlehem may not have been a star after all, scientist says

The famous Star of Bethlehem may not have been a star at all, but an extremely rare planetary alignment, according to a University of Notre Dame professor.<p>Grant Matthews, professor of theoretical astrophysics and cosmology in the Department of Physics in the University of Notre Dame’s College of …

Astronomy

32 books that will make you a more well-rounded person

There's any easy way to do it: Read everything!<p>You can't just stick to the mystery novels, anthologies, or biographies you've grown partial to. If you really want to become a more well-rounded person, you'll need to force yourself out of your comfort zone at the bookstore.<p>If you're not sure where …

Books

Internet Privacy: New Browser Plugins Hide User Activity From ISPs By Creating Digital Noise

A decision earlier this year by the U.S. Congress to overturn rules adopted by the Federal Communications Commission that would have prevented …

The FBI translator who went rogue and married an ISIS terrorist

An FBI translator with a top-secret security clearance traveled to Syria in 2014 and married a key ISIS operative she had been assigned to investigate, CNN has learned.<p>The rogue employee, Daniela Greene, lied to the FBI about where she was going and warned her new husband he was under …

Terrorism

Five Pieces of Advice for Young Men

Younger men, you do need guidance from older men. At the same time, the myth that the older generation has it all together must be erased. We don’t. …

Relationships

Rule #5: Ponder the Brevity of Life (8 Rules for Growing in Godliness)

The Bible uses a number of metaphors to describe the Christian life, and among the most prominent is that of runners in a race (e.g., 1 Corinthians …

Evangelical Christianity

The problem with “don’t eat alone with women”: good character is better than strict rules

An evangelical university professor on the controversy around Vice President Mike Pence’s rules of conduct.<p>Several years ago, a male colleague and I left a meeting on one side of campus at the university where we both teach to return to our offices, a 15-minute walk away. Since I had driven my car …

Mike Pence

A VPN can stop internet companies from selling your data — but it’s not a magic bullet

‘We shouldn't have to buy trust as an add-on service’<p>Earlier this week, Congress voted to repeal privacy measures that would stop internet service providers from sharing their users’ internet activity with third parties. Those rules were passed in October, but not only does this vote undo them, it …

Privacy

After Great Pain, Where Is God?

These days I find I’m more alert to the grief and sorrow around me than I once was. In part it’s a product of my age, of youth giving way. I’m guessing my situation is not that different from many of yours.<p>Last month I checked in on a childhood friend whose 13-year-old son committed suicide last …

Acquainted