59. God’s Purpose for Christian Community

“The Christian church is in decline!”  We see this headline everywhere, from the The New York Times to The Atlantic. We’re told about the rise in “nones” particularly within the Millennials and Gen-Xers.  Many of us have grieved over our own sons and daughters walking...

53. Forgive? You Don’t Know My Story!

Think for a moment – who is it that really “rubs you the wrong way”? Perhaps it is your spouse or your ex-spouse. Maybe it’s that person in your church who spoke unkindly about you… or about one of your children. Perhaps, it’s that snarky neighbor who knows how to get...

48. How Important Is God’s Word?

When I became a Christian at the age of nineteen, one of the greatest evidences of my conversion was a new-found craving for Scripture. Having been raised in a Baptist church, I was familiar with the Bible stories,and, because of countless “Bible Drills”, I knew the...