God will still do marvels and great and miraculous works where He is asked and - more importantly - where He is given space to do it. [Click title to read more.]
Christians could take a few lessons from those tenacious little orioles, and one of them is this: it's okay to try something absurd. Do the thing that doesn't seem like it will work, but that you feel called nonetheless to do. Aim higher than reason allows. [Click title to read more.]
I suspect that for believers it's easier and more comforting to face Christ's return or our return to Him in a sort of happy abstract rather than as a realistic possibility: those events are coming, they're out there, and they matter, but we don't always regard them with a profound sense of urgency. [Click title to read more.]
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.]
In the first post in this series I spent some time discussing the dangers of Bible-lite, that phenomenon when Christians substitute secondhand study of God's word for actual Bible study. In the second, I talked about some of the consequences of Bible-lite. Today, however, I'll be putting on my professor hat to offer some solutions to the problem. If you struggle with studying the Bible (or even with wanting to study the Bible!), there is both help and hope. [Click title to read more].
One day at a time is manageable. One day at a time, anything is possible. We can all be available to God and fulfill our purpose and do amazing things - for one day. [Click title to read more.]
A list of things you ought to know from the fellow believer who stands at the front of the classroom [Click title to read more]