Allow me to make a bold suggestion. I am increasingly convinced that Christianity is an inherently optimistic – and even happy – faith. Now I get it, even as I make that assumption more than a few of you are objecting to it. Your objections are most likely rooted in your view of the depravity…Read more A Happy Faith
Living in an area where one is in the religious majority changes the way you see the world. In America, those of us who are Christians often feel like the world is changing, and not in a way that is positive for us, but the truth is we are still part of the largest religious segment…Read more The Faith of Another
In 2001, while planning to graduate from college and go off to seminary, God changed our plans and redirected us to West Africa. As a newly married couple we set out for Burkina Faso to work among the Dagaara people, a people group who were predominantly unreached by the gospel of Jesus Christ. We graduated,…Read more Overwhelmed & grateful
I remember sitting in class with Dr. Don Whitney at Midwestern Seminary, as a first semester Master of Divinity student, and listening as he taught on 1 Timothy 4:7 about the importance of disciplining yourself for godliness. His teaching impacted me greatly, particularly on the heels of reading, multiple times, Jerry Bridges classic book "The…Read more Discipline and drinking deeply
Connor McBride shot his fiance in the face. He immediately confessed, and turned himself in. Through a process called "Restorative Justice", discussed at length in this New York Times article, he received a much lighter sentence than usual as he, his family and the victim's family all three came together to offer apologies, and forgiveness.…Read more Is forgiveness a viable option for the justice system?
The one who trusts in himself is a fool, but one who walks in wisdom will be safe. (Proverbs 28:26) If you are like me, you are just now coming out of the present-induced, turkey-saturated, family overload that is Christmas. Thankfully, this season is primarily powerful because it points us to the the power of…Read more The Gospel of Self-Sufficiency