Why I left a promising boxing career behind after coming to Christ. I was born on a Sunday morning in Milwaukee, a first-generation Puerto Rican American. My mother often told me I had received special graces because I was born on the Lord’s Day. I was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic church and regularly attended Sunday Mass with my mother and sister until I was about nine years old. Eventually, they stopped going, but I continued this weekly ritual. I prayed to God for help, since I was growing up in a hostile environment. Becoming a champion Adam was…

Fighting fear is like muscle memory: The more you fight, the more and better you will fight. But what does fighting fear look like in a practical sense? Here are 10 thoughts: Acknowledge reality. In Psalm 56:3, David writes, “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.” Not if, but when. A great (and freeing) place to start when you’re afraid is to acknowledge that fear is a universal human reality. Since we live in a world corrupted by sin and full of suffering, we are guaranteed to encounter what is fearful. So, it isn’t always wrong to…

The ancient Scriptures are a surprising source of support in our struggles with stress. This is the third in a six-part series of essays from a cross section of leading scholars revisiting the place of the “First Testament” in contemporary Christian faith. —The editors I am a millennial statistic. Dubbed “the anxious generation,” most of us are stressed, and we experience work-disrupting anxiety at twice the average rate. We are leaders of the mental health crisis in a world where many think anxiety is generally on the rise. Until recently, I didn’t think I was an anxious person. Then, in…

Wildfire ravaged Paradise, California, in 2018. The resilience of residents in the aftermath is helping them cope with the coronavirus pandemic.

In fulfilling his promises to streamline bureaucracy, President Trump disbanded the pandemics office. But the coronavirus crisis raises new questions.

Jude, in his epistle, issues a challenge, a call. He appeals to readers to contend for the faith (Jude 3) or, to stay true to the message of Christ as originally proclaimed by the Lord’s apostles. As believers today, one application of his appeal throughout the book of Jude is to be compelled by God’s holiness and grace to live in greater and greater congruency with what is right. The prayers below contain 70 principles derived from Jude’s letter about how and why believers fight sin and falsehood—contending for God’s goodness and truth to rule in the inner person. Father,…

Australia’s bushfire crises might be alleviated with more low-intensity burns, fire experts argue – a traditional practice in Aboriginal communities.

Gender segregation among devout Jews has been expanding in Israel, but Orthodox women are combating what they see as their marginalization.

With the Amazon on fire, the EU is testing new tactics to foment environmental action – especially via the use of its massive trade clout.

With the Amazon on fire, the EU is testing new tactics to foment environmental action – especially via the use of its massive trade clout.

Hog Island Oyster Co., a company in Marshall, California, has partnered with the University of California, Davis to combat ocean acidification.

In the midst of a cacophony of noise, finding true soul rest is nearly impossible. With so many responsibilities and distractions vying for our attention, too many of us have built unhealthy cycles of rest. As a result, we burn ourselves out, striving and straining against God’s intent for our lives. In Soul Rest, Curtis Zackery reveals how our misaligned view of rest has its roots in an identity that is out of rhythm with God. In this excerpt, Zackery examines the source of this real, true rest and hints at the possibility of a sustainable life with Jesus: There…