The Mind and Heart of the Faithful

Monday, June 01, 2020
Some people come to faith, to an overwhelming conviction that leads to quick and confident belief, easily. Such faith may occur at the end of one’s messed-up self, by surviving... Read More

How to Run a Great Race

Friday, May 15, 2020
The Bible often uses the metaphor of a race when describing how our lives are to be lived as God’s children. The Christian faith is talked about as if it... Read More

Jars of Clay...Hope When Perplexed

Friday, May 01, 2020
We have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not... Read More

Coronavirus, Dead Sea Scrolls & Easter: Why I'm Thankful

Sunday, April 12, 2020
As we join others in our Easter celebration, chaos surrounds us.In the last month the World Health Organization named the Coronavirus a pandemic that will likely spread to every country... Read More

Holy Week: The Friday Called "Good"

Friday, April 10, 2020
Several years ago I responded to Oswald Chamber’s admonition in My Utmost for His Highest to “consider bare spirited the tragedy of God upon a cross.” To me, “bare spirited”... Read More

Passover...A Love We Can't Deny

Thursday, April 09, 2020
The sun was setting, and the meal had been prepared. Jesus and His friends gathered around a table and began to take part in the most significant unfolding of events... Read More

Holy Week: The Quiet Before the Storm

Wednesday, April 08, 2020
At this midpoint of Holy Week, we step into the silence before the storm of Good Friday. After Palm Sunday Jesus stayed in Bethany on the Mount of Olives, coming... Read More

Holy Week: Whoa...Woe!

Tuesday, April 07, 2020
“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and the plate, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. You blind Pharisee! First... Read More

Holy Week: When Jesus Prayed for Us

Monday, April 06, 2020
English evangelical J.C. Ryle, the first Anglican bishop of Liverpool, called chapter 17 in the book of John “the most wonderful prayer that was ever prayed on earth.” Some say... Read More

Discarded; A Palm Branch and a Savior

Thursday, April 02, 2020
I treasure the experience of having visited Israel on Palm Sunday. In amazement I watched the pilgrims wave huge palm branches, as they recreated in their hearts the day Jesus... Read More