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The Gospel Is the Only Stable Source of Identity and Value

Whether you find your identity and value in living up to an objective, external standard or through having your subjective, personal standard affirmed, the Gospel offers a better way.

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Melinda Penner | November 24, 2017

False Beliefs Lead to Sexual Sin

Why is sexual sin often justified by Christians today? Because Christians have false beliefs shaped by society’s values rather than the Bible’s.

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Melinda Penner | November 22, 2017

Concerns about Medical Treatments for Children with Gender Dysphoria

A pediatrician, an endocrinologist, and a psychiatrist explain their concerns about the medical treatments being given to children with gender dysphoria.

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Melinda Penner | October 17, 2017

The Solution for Shame

The solution for shame in today’s culture is to celebrate sin in an attempt to take away its sting. But there’s no real solution for sin apart from God’s grace.

Blog Post | Theology | Melinda Penner | October 12, 2017

Truth, Love, and the Nashville Statement

The Nashville Statement on the biblical vision of sex and sexuality was released last week, and many people have objected, calling it unloving.

Blog Post | Theology | Melinda Penner | September 5, 2017

Intrinsic Human Value Is the Same for All and Can Never Be Lost

Because we're created in God's image, nothing can negate our intrinsic value, not even sin. But lately, our culture has been saying otherwise.

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Melinda Penner | August 25, 2017

Racism Is Antithetical to Christianity

We Christians must commit every day to living in a way that honors Jesus, showing respect for every person and speaking clearly what the Bible teaches about human value and dignity.

Blog Post | Theology | Melinda Penner | August 18, 2017

“The Shack” Movie Review

We need to evaluate movies by more than just how they make us feel.

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Melinda Penner | March 9, 2017

To Give a Good Answer, Sometimes You Have to Change the Question

Sometimes we need to explain the bigger biblical picture in order to answer a person's specific question.

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Melinda Penner | February 23, 2017

When Does Life Begin?

Scientists have discovered in a recent study that it isn’t the mother’s body directing embryonic activity; the embryo determines that itself.

Blog Post | Science | Melinda Penner | January 25, 2017