Lessons From the Dark Valley of Depression

Mary Somerville

Mary Somerville

While this is a difficult subject to share with others, if our journey through depression can encourage another who is going through it, then it will have brought meaning and purpose to our suffering as described by the apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 1:4. Continue reading

Basics for Discipleship in Suffering

Andrea Lee

Andrea Lee

Talking to someone who is suffering can be disorienting. The person’s emotions and interpretations rush at you. And the sufferer’s pain guarantees you will need to use great care as you interact. But there is opportunity in trials because they give direction and shape to discipleship. This particular trial and this specific suffering become the immediate context in which discipleship takes place. Here are three basics to remember when the opportunity comes. Continue reading

Help to the Hurting: A Response to the Shooting in Las Vegas

The BCC

The BCC

When tragedy strikes human beings want many things. We want to find refuge from the horror. We want comfort. We want things to return to “normal.” We want answers, especially to the question, “Why?” As our nation reels in the aftermath of the shooting in Las Vegas we know these desires have risen in the hearts of many. Continue reading

Biblical Storm Tips after Harvey

Kevin Hurt

Kevin Hurt

As I’ve thought once again about Harvey, and previous storms both in the U.S. and around the world, I was reminded of the storms that hit all our lives, not just physical storms like in Houston, TX, but the spiritual storms — the ones the Bible tells us we can expect (John 16:33; James 1:2-4; 1 Pet. 4:12-19, etc.). Continue reading