What would we do if the sky was the limit? If each of us had unlimited resources - money, time, energy - at our disposal, what would we do here for God? [Click title to read more.]
Too often, intercessory prayer becomes a task I do: a dropping-off of names and incidents into God's great skybox. As a result, intercessory prayer at times becomes rote and exists at odds with the intimate, reflective rest of my spiritual life. This is my advice on how to remedy that. [Click title to read more.]
A review of L.L. Martin's book Positively Powerless: How A Forgotten Movement Undermined Christianity
Faith is not the belief that one day God will validate and explain everything that has ever happened to us. Faith is trusting that God is who He says He is, and that He knows what He is doing, and that He acts toward us in love. That's it. That's all. [Click title to read more.]
God speaks and can speak through specific signs and symbols, and even through random-selection Bible verses. What interests me is that Christians can be tempted to rely on those things in an effort to dispel uncertainty and mystery from our lives. [Click title to read more.]
It is our job to seek out the disappeared and the vanishing. It is our responsibility not just to note that people are gone, but to find out why and to extend help where it might be needed.
I'd like to be honest and say that if the parable of the prodigal son doesn't sometimes irritate you just a little, you might be missing another truth inside it. [Click title to read more.]