How to Cultivate Hope

April 7, 2016 // 25 Comments

Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. (1 Peter 3:15) We Christians ought to be a hope-filled people but a mixed-up gospel has made us a wishful people. We ought to be strong in the faith but religion has weakened us with disappointment. [...]

Seven Ways Religion Damages Hope

March 31, 2016 // 72 Comments

You can learn a lot from watching the movies. When I was a kid I saw The Neverending Story, and one scene has endured in my memory. It’s the scene where Atreyu is confronted by Gmork, the wolf-like servant of the Nothing. Atreyu asks Gmork why he is helping the Nothing destroy the world and stirring up despair. [...]

The Gospel of Hope

March 16, 2016 // 39 Comments

Someone once told me that Christians are in the business of hope, which is ironic since many Christians don’t know what hope is. Do you know what it is? For some hope is little more than wishful thinking. “I hope I win the lottery.” “I hope the Cubs win the World Series.” “I hope he’ll change after [...]