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The Church’s Response to the Opioid Crisis: Practical Tool Kit for Faith-Based Leaders
A new resource from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
well as the faith-based community. We are losing a generation of people to a disease we are capable of combating. But are North American churches
Love & Marriage… Go Together Like… A Few Comments on the Covenantal Practice Today
Marriage is a created good, is not a ‘must,’ isn’t easy.
According to a report issued by the Center for Disease Control in March of 2016, when prompted to respond to the statement “marriage has not worked out for most people I know
Unapologetically Pro-Life—From the Moment of Conception Until the Last Breath on Earth
Being pro-life goes from the womb to the tomb, and Christians need to be unapologetic about those values.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regularly releases a surveillance report indicating the number of abortions performed in the US each year.
When the Gift of Intelligence Becomes the Burden of Alzheimer’sSubscriber Access Only
The strength of human intellect also makes it fragile.
tameness of the animals. A few years prior to the trip, my dad had been diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. He was 61. My brothers and
Don't Just Stand There, Say Something: Intention vs. Action in Evangelism
Simply praying for the lost is not enough.
verse following our Matthew 9, it says that Jesus “...called to him his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every
Tales from a ‘Billy Graham Kid’
From my earliest days, Mr. Graham shaped my life and my calling.
When I was seven and my brother was five, my dad was diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis, a chronic lung disease that could have been triggered by the inhalation of a long list of
Is Addiction a Disease? Yes, and Much MoreSubscriber Access Only
Four core aspects of recovery that are essential for addressing addiction.
Is Addiction a Disease? Yes, and Much More. Understanding addiction as a disease does not mean that prayer and moral discipline are any less potent or important in recovery.
God Came to Me in My Cancer
At a time when I should have felt abandoned by God, I experienced what Augustine called “the sweetness.”
“He has been diagnosed with a brain tumor at forty-four, which would have been devastating enough if he had not already lost his identical twin brother to the same disease a few years
Exposing the Truth about Honor and Shame
The Four Dimensions Christians Must Understand
prone. Consequently, more Westerners are seeking release from the disease of shame—that dreadful feeling of unworthiness and isolation. Building
Why I’m Happy My Son Married at 20
In a world of hookups and cohabitation, he took a leap—and made an act—of faith.
A 2015 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that approximately 41 percent of high school students report having had sexual intercourse.
Realizing My Addiction Had Chosen Me Began My Road to RecoverySubscriber Access Only
Framing addiction as a chronic disease gives a broader framework for understanding.
Framing addiction as a chronic disease gives a broader framework for understanding. More on opioid addiction: The Best Dressed Drug Dealers Is Addiction a Disease?
Our Blood Exposes Our Physical—and Spiritual—Health Subscriber Access Only
When we are sick and need to know what can make us whole again, there is no other fount we know.
hematologist Hans Haak notes that by the second half of the 12th century, medical philosophers used the coagulation of a patient's phlebotomized blood to detect health or disease.
Is the Body That 'Betrayed' Me Still 'Very Good'? Subscriber Access Only
What the incarnation affirms about the reality of God's creation.
Is the Body That 'Betrayed' Me Still 'Very Good'? What the incarnation affirms about the reality of God's creation. Derek Rishmawy| February 20, 2018.
Recent Research on End-of-Life Issues Reveal Holes in Our Theology
If we are pro-life, we are anti-assisted suicide.
In the survey, 67% of Americans agree with the statement, “When a person is facing a painful terminal disease, it is morally acceptable to ask for a physician's aid in taking his or her
The Clergy Behind Science as We Know ItSubscriber Access Only
Enlightenment-era pastors didn’t oppose modern science. They helped advance it.
engaging with the science of the time as he advocated for the usefulness of electricity, explored natural philosophy, and promoted natural solutions for curing disease (rather than
The Painful Questions about Genetics and RaceSubscriber Access Only
Mistrust of medicine clouds possibility of treatment for sickle-cell.
The two are co-founders of the Health Ministries Network and the Minority Coalition for Precision Medicine, groups which advocate for research into maladies such as sickle-cell disease
Ravi Zacharias Remembers His Young Protégé, Nabeel Qureshi
The late apologist's mentor and “uncle” says his lightning-bright legacy will live on.
God sent his Son to heal that disease. That disease is still killing until we heed that message. May we hear God's voice reminding us that the disease that kills the body is minor.
The Beginning of Dementia Isn’t the End of GraceSubscriber Access Only
How the church can come to the aid of sufferers and their loved ones.
book remains immensely useful for anyone—pastors, family members, or even people in the early stages of dementia themselves—seeking basic facts about the disease and subjects
Christians, Think Twice About Eradicating Mosquitoes to Defeat Malaria
When disease vectors are also victims.
When disease vectors are also victims. Jeremy Lederhouse| April 25, 2017. Image: 138439 / Shutterstock. Mosquitoes are unwittingly the carrier for disease, having no intention of ill will.
The Promise and Failure of AntibioticsSubscriber Access Only
How the church can play a key role in better stewardship of antibacterial medicine and avert a global health crisis.
ago there was an attitude that we can use as much antibiotic as we wanted and there really wouldn't be a problem,” says Timothy Flanigan, former chief of infectious disease at Brown
Top Story March 20, 2018
The Lord’s Prayer’s Hard Plea
The Lord’s Prayer’s Hard Plea
Does God lead us into temptation? Do we have to ask him not to?
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