When God Forges Our Faith on Life’s Anvil

When God Forges Our Faith on Life’s Anvil

God is forging our faith on the anvil of our lives. God uses our experiences to shape our spirituality in a way that equips us to flourish and remain faithful in the changing circumstances of our lives (see Romans 8:28). Carlyle Fielding Stewart III writes the...
Forgiveness is When You Put Up with an Uneven Score

Forgiveness is When You Put Up with an Uneven Score

I felt I was being cheated, and then the service manager mocked me. I had taken my car in because the check engine light was on; it was running fine when I took it in. I agreed to pay $65 for a diagnostic test. After two hours, they told me they could not find a...
Long Journey Ahead to Overcome Poverty of Segregation

Long Journey Ahead to Overcome Poverty of Segregation

It was the second week of my tenure as pastor. She was a well-spoken, well-educated, polished woman in her 70s. She sat down in the chair in front of my desk and said, “Dr. Kelsey, we know you, but you do not know us. You think you do, but you do not. But that is...
Why Neurology Predisposes You to Love Your Neighbor

Why Neurology Predisposes You to Love Your Neighbor

Our neurology predisposes us to love our neighbor. When Jesus commands us to love our neighbor as we love ourselves (Mark 12:30-31; Matthew 22:39), he is challenging us to nurture our innate, neurological capacity for empathy. Our brains are wired for empathy, argues...