"God is up to something big in this world, and it includes those from every tribe and tongue. It always has, and it always will. And so if any group of people ought to embody diversity, it's the church. The events in Charlottesville only highlight a problem that is as old as the church itself—a problem which led Paul to remind the church: "Far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ" (Galatians 6:14). When we understand that our justification, our righteousness, and even our inherent value are not contingent upon our race, our nationality, or our cultural background but on the finished work of Christ, we can be free to live as a beautifully diverse and unified family of God."
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We live in a world marked by sexual consumerism. We're exposed to the narrative that sexuality is a commodity, and the pornography industry is perhaps the most apparent example of this. But, God's design for sexuality allows for it to fulfill its abundant potential as a gift and a treasure.
Is learning about and studying theology actually important? The Bible gives us much evidence affirming the importance of and purpose of the diligent pursuit to "grow in knowledge."
When tragedy strikes our lives, we search for answers. "Why?" "How could this happen?" "How could God allow this?" When we understand the scope of God's power and plan, we can abandon our demand for answers and rest in the goodness and care of our loving Father.
God's Word is the ultimate source of truth. But he has graciously chosen to reveal himself in other ways, as well—namely, through his most prized creation: mankind. All around us, we have the opportunity to create and experience the creation of others, all while pointing back to God and his goodness.