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The Many Names of God

Rachel Chimits
June 10, 2020

By some counts, the Bible offers over 20 distinctly different names for God, but why does it do this?

According to some sources, God’s multiple titles and names included in the Bible are based off of the tradition of ancient rulers to give themselves many grandiose labels. The only problem with this is since when has God ever had any need to compete or adhere to human traditions?

If he isn’t playing along with some human tradition, then, why are these titles given to us?

Forged in the Right Fire

Rachel Chimits
June 8, 2020

The world and the Bible have very different ideas about love in all its various forms, so where exactly do these definitions diverge?

The age-old human tradition of rubbernecking at dumpster fires is a well-documented one and thoroughly practiced throughout all generations, ranging anywhere from the 1897 novel Irene Iddesleigh to the Netflix documentary Tiger King and beyond.

A Reflection on George Floyd and Our Nation’s Pain

Rachel Chimits
June 5, 2020

The people of the United States are being wracked by grief and anger once more over the prevalent issue of racism; in this hour, how can followers of Christ respond?

The death of one man in Minneapolis has become the poignant reminder of lifelong and often ignored discrimination that many American citizens of color face every day. From this moment there rose a cry for justice to be done.

The Gift of “Laborious Doing”

Rachel Chimits
June 24, 2020

Every dream or highly anticipated project has a honeymoon period, but why does the glow fade and do we have to stick with it afterward?

In C.S. Lewis’s brilliant book The Screwtape Letters, senior devil Screwtape writes to his nephew, advising him on how to handle his patient who has just become a Christian (all references to The Enemy are to God since these are, after all, a pair of devils writing to one another).

I Wish I Was Someone Else

Rachel Chimits
June 3, 2020

When we struggle with the unlikable parts of ourselves, what do we wish we could change and how do we take this out on others?

If you’re anything like me, the rule against coveting in the Ten Commandments is easy to brush off.

“You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor's” (Exodus 20:17, ESV).