Articles on Secular-topics:emotions/fear

The Gospel and Race

When we hold hatred in our hearts for other ethnic groups or when we refuse to love or when we think of ourselves as more valuable than other people groups, we rebel against God’s best intentions for us. This divides us and turns us against one another. Yet we are not without hope.

Reconciliation Begins With Lament

There’s no perfect recipe to listening and lamenting — no three-step plan to change your own heart. But there are steps you can take to open yourself up to the voices of others and prepare yourself for the changes that God wants to work in you.

Shame and Racism

Discussing race in America can be uncomfortable. But as is the case with many important issues, becoming uncomfortable is the only way to make positive change. Only when people leave the comfort of ignorance and choose to enter into the messiness can we work together to bring about positive change.

Encouragement and the Fight for Justice

As you experience emotional fatigue from conversations around race, cultural competency and racial reconciliation, embracing God is not only necessary, but it offers renewal and the benefit of a new mindset.

Racism: What Thoughts or Feelings Come to Mind?

Click on a quote that best describes your thoughts and feelings about racism to learn more about God’s heart for you right where you’re at.

The Coronavirus: How God Can Comfort You in the Midst of Uncertainty

It’s no secret that the sudden onset of COVID-19, caused by the coronavirus, has become the central focus of the whole world, making many fear the uncertainty of what’s ahead. Here are some resources to help you process the complexities of COVID-19.

Where’s the Peace in the World Filled With Fear?

We have the opportunity to live unafraid because of a hope that isn’t based on wearing a mask or the development of a vaccine but that rests in a relationship with the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ.

How to Stop Being Distracted and Build Better Relationships

There can be many barriers to building relationships. Learn how to find true community by addressing the roots of the problems that distract us from it.

Anxious silence to joyful proclamation

“I would go to the bathrooms at school and have panic attacks, but no one would know...” One day, Kaitlin realized God provides a way out of paralyzing anxiety.

Mental Health Resources

No matter what you are going through, the pain you are feeling or where life has taken you, you are not alone. We want to help you move toward healing with these mental health resources.

Why Are Christians Afraid of Doubt?

Why doubt is not necessarily a road-block to deep faith.

But Christians Aren’t Supposed To Be Broken

The depression was gone, but I was surprised to find that the brokenness remained. My wound had been healed, and I was still broken.

Bullying Almost Broke Me

I never wanted to forgive those who hurt me.

When the World Feels Unsafe

What do you do when tragedy reminds you of the fragile state of this world?

Posting After Paris? Social Media Is a Risky Pulpit

How do you respond wisely to what others are saying in the digital town square, especially when it touches a nerve?

Anxiety: Why I Can’t Give You Simple Help

This article is a reflection on the experience of an ongoing battle with anxiety and a celebration of one college student who has overcome it.

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