John of the Cross was a friar who was an important faith leader in the 1500s, following the Protestant Reformation. He was known for his deep insight into the human psyche and his ability to perceive the condition of the soul. In this amazing work, the Dark Night of the Soul, John got a glimpse […]
Coming in August, we will offer a Spiritual Formation Focus for the entire month. Our series is called “How to Have a Clear Conscience.” In it, we’ll offer “How to Have a Clear Conscience” Featuring: Prepare your heart for this powerful series! Podcasts, Blogs, and Vlogs begin launching at the beginning of August 2017!
One of the saddest realities of human existence is the fact that so many people carry around the unbearable weight of guilt from past mistakes. The existence of guilt is one of the primary reasons psychologists, counselors, therapists, physicians, pharmacists, and florists stay perpetually busy. People all around the world seek to assuage their guilt […]
God doesn’t want us to live in fear—but many do. This session is to challenge us not to fear, but to overcome it with courage. Throughout scripture, God says it again, and again, and again—Fear Not; Be Not Afraid, Be Strong and Courageous, and other similar phrases— a few hundred times, in fact. So it’s […]
Can God Be Trusted? No, really. That’s a question we see in the Holy Bible, like in the life of Job, and it’s a question we ask ourselves. It’s a question we ask, so… Ask it. “O.K., Can God be trusted?” This question of trusting God relates to the issue of “faith.” Faith is trusting […]
Fear can be rational or irrational. That said, there’s a ‘sense’ in which it doesn’t always matter whether one’s fear is rational or not. That’s because even if a particular fear happens to be irrational, that doesn’t necessarily make it any less troubling. In fact, irrationality doesn’t “negate” fear in the least– and, in some […]