Faith Matrix Articles

Bottom-Up Unity

I finally have a name for my correct Christian denomination--I'm a mutt. I am a mixture of Christian traditions and am not f full-blooded anything. I was raised Southern Protestant but in different churches. We started as Baptists, became Presbyterians, then...

The Senses of the Heart

The Senses of the Heart Have you ever asked this, “God, where are you? Where did You go?” God never left.  He is everywhere.  Searching for Him is like sitting in a rowboat in a lake looking for water. He’s there; we just can’t see Him or feel Him. God is usually...

The Elephant in the Room

"The elephant in the room” of the modern evangelical church is this--in spite of sincere efforts to convert the culture to our side, we've managed to alienate most of it, including a sizable number of our children, friends, and neighbors. At the moment the culture...

The Value of Hope

Everything that is done in this world is done by hope.” Martin Luther On a certain day each week, the convenience store in my neighborhood has a line stretching almost out the door as the lottery tickets go on sale.  Never mind that the chances of winning the Lottery...

Know Your Story

ourselSelf-study is hard. It's difficult to see ourselves objectively. We need God’s help and that of those around us. But once we understand who we truly are in God’s eyes, then we can cope with everything else. We see this in the lives of two of the Bible's greatest...

Bearing Witness

Don't just sit there, do something! God did not rest on the seventh day because he needed a nap, but because He wanted us to continue His work of creation. God did not put us here to rest but to work. Before Jesus left, He commanded His disciples to complete His work...

The Value of Heritage

  Humorist Harry Leon Wilson, while visiting the Grand Canyon, once remarked, “At last, I know a place to throw my old razor blades!” This is what's wrong with our current view of history. We have trivialized the towering figures and events of the past.  We know...

Natasha, God and Me

What my dog teaches me about God

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Natasha, God, and Me

What my dog teaches me about God.