Child Abuse and Neglect

Child abuse isn’t just about black eyes. While physical abuse is shocking due to the marks it leaves, not all signs of child abuse are as obvious. Ignoring a child’s needs, putting them in unsupervised, dangerous situations, exposing them to sexual situations, or making them feel worthless or stupid are also forms of child abuseContinue reading “Child Abuse and Neglect”

What is casteism? What does the Bible say about the caste system?

Casteism is a system in which society is divided into classes, or castes, based on differences of inherited rank, wealth, occupation, or race. In Hinduism India, castes are strictly observed social classes based solely on heredity. Members of each caste are restricted in their occupation and their association with other castes. Casteism of some typeContinue reading “What is casteism? What does the Bible say about the caste system?”

What causes guilt and how to overcome it

Most of us feel guilt from time to time – it’s part of our human nature and completely normal. From guilt about not spending as much time as we’d like with loved ones, saying no to friends or colleagues, to cheating on a partner. And because we’re all unique, we respond to it in differentContinue reading “What causes guilt and how to overcome it”

How should a Christian view climate change?

It is interesting to note how the phrase “climate change” is replacing “global warming” as the catch phrase of environmentalism. Some scientists/climatologists are certain that human activity, primarily greenhouse gas emissions, is impacting the environment. What they are not certain about is precisely what the impact will be. A couple of decades ago, “global cooling”Continue reading “How should a Christian view climate change?”

What can we learn from Jesus’ feeding of the 5,000?

Aside from resurrection, the story of Jesus feeding the 5,000 is the only miracle recorded in all four Gospels. Obviously, the Gospel writers considered this a significant miracle. When Christ fed the masses that day, He began with only “five barley loaves and two fish,” borrowed from a boy’s lunch. To feed 5,000 people withContinue reading “What can we learn from Jesus’ feeding of the 5,000?”