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Acedia: What It Is and Why You Should Know About It

Acedia: What It Is and Why You Should Know About It

There’s one area of temptation that’s especially common but nearly unknown, says Harold L. Senkbeil. It’s acedia, and its sad results litter the wreckage of many a ministry.

What Are You Afraid Of?

What Are You Afraid Of?

Fear may be one of the hardest things for you to overcome, say Gem and Alan Fadling. But with Jesus’ help, you can overcome it. Here’s how to get started.

How to Wield The Shield of Faith

How to Wield The Shield of Faith

We can’t put on the whole armor of God without learning to use the shield of faith. But what is it, exactly, and how do we wield it? Iain M. Duguid explains.

What It Means to Pray 'Your Kingdom Come'

What It Means to Pray 'Your Kingdom Come'

The word kingdom appears 118 times in the Gospels. Jesus told us to pray “your kingdom come” to the Father, but what does that mean? Ian K. Smith explains.

The Birth Pains of Raising Disciples

The Birth Pains of Raising Disciples

Can our labors save our children? Gloria Furman reflects on Paul’s language of being in birth pains for those he discipled.

When the Black Dog Comes Calling

When the Black Dog Comes Calling

After a major transition and spiraling out of control, Mark Meynell found himself in the cruel tedium of what Winston Churchill called his “black dog.”