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Lori Stanley Roeleveld

Lori Stanley RoeleveldLori Stanley Roeleveld is a blogger, speaker, coach, and disturber of hobbits who enjoys making comfortable Christians late for dinner. She’s authored four encouraging, unsettling books including Running from a Crazy Man and The Art of Hard Conversations. She speaks her mind at

Why Was Origen Important to the Early Church?

As early church leaders go, Origen was one of the most colorful and influential, leaving a legacy that is still debated today. Here is why Origen mattered to church history, and why he still matters today.

What Does the Bible Say about Molech?

Molech is one of the most frequently-mentioned pagan deities in the Old Testament, with a strange, dark history that we need to be aware of today. Here's what the Bible tells us about this pagan deity.

16 Holy Week Prayers to Remind Us of the Beauty of the Cross

A holy week prayer is a practice Christians find helpful to focus our thoughts and prepare our hearts during the time we mark the most pivotal events of our faith. 

What Was Jesus' "Joy Set Before Him"?

The Bible not only claims that Jesus loved us enough to die on the cross for us, but that he saw a joy that would come after it. What kind of joy would make up for the pain of the cross?

What Does the Bible Say about Complaining?

Turn on the news, scroll through social media, or sit down at lunch and it doesn’t take long before someone starts complaining. What does the Bible say about avoiding this unhealthy activity?

Who Was Cyrus in the Bible, the Man Who Allowed Israel to Rebuild?

Cyrus in the Bible has, in recent years, been referenced frequently by prominent Christian leaders and by the media.

Is Love an Emotion according to the Bible?

Is love an emotion? Is love only an emotion or are there observable actions that demonstrate love? Do we have to feel loving for those loving actions to matter to others and to God?

What Does the Bible Say about Respect, and Do Christians Require It?

But what does the Bible say about respect? Is that part of God’s plan for us? Our modern definition of respect is essentially to either admire another person or to have regard for their feelings, wishes, and rights as they are due as a human being.

3 Signs We've Ignored What the Bible Says about Greed in Our Modern Church

What does the Bible say about greed and how do we live free from greed in our materialistic times? How can the church effectively teach about the dangers of greed in a society that often rewards it?

Why Should Christians Be Aware of Lamech, the First Man to Commit Polygamy

The Lamech who took two wives mentioned in Genesis 4 is descended from Adam’s murderous son, Cain. After Cain killed his brother Abel, God cursed Cain and sent him out to wander the earth.

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