It is not unusual for Christians to question God when we suffer and when we observe evil in the world. But Good Friday offers good lessons for those who grapple with a circumstance God has the power to prevent. That's because the crucifixion of Christ was one of the most preventable events in human history. … Continue reading Why does God allow preventable things?
Billy Graham passed away last week, and all agree he will be remembered as the boldest witness for Jesus Christ of our time. As one woman pointed out in a radio interview the other day: "He shared his faith with confidence." We may wonder who will fill Graham's shoes as a messenger of the Gospel, … Continue reading It’s Our Time to Shine
Church life can be rough. Like so many people, I have been offended by pastors, disappointed in elders, and accused by fellow church-goers. The Bible has been used as a weapon of humiliation in church. Small groups have been tools of exclusion in church. Music has been a source of tension in church. For these … Continue reading Advent Reflection: Four reasons to return to church.
Monday, November 13th is a special day for me. I will be featured in the coming weeks on World Radio as a guest commentator, and tomorrow my first 4-minute segment will air. This is such a gift because this time last year, my little business venture was doomed. My goal had been to provide a … Continue reading An Early Christmas Gift
The nation watched in horror yesterday as hate literally barreled down the streets of Charlottesville, leaving death and trauma in its wake. The coming days offer us time to grieve the lives lost in such horrific and unexpected ways. Maybe we thought ahead of time that injuries would occur near the monument as angry men … Continue reading Hate has spoken. Now what?
When Jesus was a mere eight days old, his destiny as a Savior was predicted: he would bring joy to some and provoke opposition in others by revealing their evil hearts. Mary was warned that a sword would one day pierce her soul. Joseph was told that Herod wanted to kill their child. What scary information … Continue reading Destined to Shine