What in the World Is Happening?

Massive hurricanes. Earth-altering earthquakes. Epic floods. Out-out-of-control wildfires. Add to the mix terrorism and social chaos, and the threat of nuclear war, and we find plenty of reasons to be unsettled. It seems as though the end of time is … Continued

Processing Discontentment

Were there none who were discontented with what they have, the world would never reach anything better. –Florence Nightingale, humanitarian and writer By faith he lived as an alien in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, dwelling … Continued

Why I Voted Against Hillary Clinton

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I don’t post much about politics. Not that I think them unimportant, but I value my relationships with friends on the right and left too much to let political opinions divide us. As a result, I’ve been biting my digital … Continued

The God Factor

Faith is a reasoning trust, a trust which reckons thoughtfully and confidently upon the trustworthiness of God. –John Stott, Christian scholar and author Saul went on one side of the mountain, and David and his men on the other side … Continued

The Christmas Blend Revival?

I can envision the scenario: Facing relentless pressure from some evangelical Christians, Starbucks decides to abandon its minimalist red cup Christmas design. Soon, happy little images of dancing snowflakes, smiling Santas, and ornamented trees revive the “true spirit” of Christmas. … Continued

Has the Salt of the Earth Lost Its Flavor?

I don’t think there is much question about it—the United States is a nation in decline. Whether we speak of a decreased standard of living or increased moral decay, we do not live in a visibly promising time. The sad … Continued

Overwhelmed by Humanitarian Needs

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Brrr! It is COLD in western Pennsylvania. Last night the temperature dropped to -9°. It hasn’t been that cold here in over 20 years! This morning, my car didn’t want to start any more than I wanted to go outside. … Continued

No Power, No Game – A Key Lesson from the Super Bowl!

It was an odd moment in the third quarter of Super Bowl XLVII as the Mercedes-Benz Superdome suddenly went half black. The players and coaches stood befuddled, the broadcasters went ominously quiet, and the television cameras simply panned the half-darkened … Continued

The Keys to a Peace-filled Existence

Noah Webster once wrote: “Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe.” And you thought all Noah did was write dictionaries! Webster is also reported to have stated, … Continued

The Manifest Presence of God

Steve, a student who occasionally attended our campus ministry meetings, found himself in the midst of a year and half long struggle with depression. On one particular evening I spoke about the importance of Christians seeking the presence of God. … Continued

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