Every night I lie in bed, the brightest colors fill my head. A million dreams are keepin’ me awake. I think of what the world could be, a vision of the one I see. A million dreams is all it’s gonna take. A million dreams for the world we’re gonna make.” As P.T. Barnum sings […]
The New Issue Is Out Now!
The long awaited Issue 37 (Fall 2018) issue is out today! We hope you enjoy it! How To Get It? Read Online Download To Your Tablet Buy a Print Copy Much love, The NIM Team
WRESTLING WITH A VIOLENT GOD
“In the cities of the nations that the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance, do not leave alive anything that breathes…as the Lord your God has commanded you. Otherwise, they will teach you to follow all the detestable things they do in worshipping their gods, and you will sin against the Lord […]
IDENTIFY: Advice On Life, Faith & Relationships
Dear Lindsey, I’ve been a Christian for a little while now, but I have to admit: I don’t really like to pray. It’s not that I don’t want to, it’s just that I have a hard time staying focused. Some people say they can hear or feel God talk to them, but I don’t feel […]
Who’s Really “Lost”?
The term “the lost” is a common term that Christians use to refer to anyone who has not committed their life to following Jesus. At its best, it is a descriptive term that implies deep compassion for someone who does not yet know the God of the universe. At its worst, it can be perceived […]
WHY JOIN A CHURCH?
Nowhere in the Bible does it say that Christians have to be church members. Hebrews 10:24-25, verses that are often quoted in discussions of church attendance, does specifically tell us not to “[give] up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing” (NIV). That is a clear direction to gather regularly with other […]
FROM THE CHURCH OF THE PAINFULLY IMPERFECT
The word community was never disputed. When the church I was a part of was undergoing the process of changing their name, nearly every potential word or phrase was scrutinized and debated. There was even disagreement over whether the word church should be included in the new title. Yet, nobody ever questioned the inclusion of […]
THE BEAUTY OF COMMUNITY & THE BEAST OF ISOLATION
Have you ever felt like you wanted so much more than your provincial life has to offer? We are all searching for happiness and for significance in life. The feeling of happiness alone is not ultimately satisfying, as we know that it will fade or flee amidst our ever-changing circumstances. And why would we spend […]
The Lost Virtue of Being Thankful
While I was in seminary, I lived with a very nice family in a very nice house rent free. Not only will I always be thankful for their kindness, generosity, and hospitality, I also learned a profound lesson about gratitude through my experience. On the face of it, the idea of gratitude seems a simple […]
The Vide Noir of Death or The Gratitude of Life?
Everybody dies. We can try to delay it, but in a world of anxiety about the future, a world of uncertainty about what may or may not come to pass, our own death is one thing that is absolutely coming for us. But what comes next? If you think about it, your answer to that […]
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