The Power of a Question

Christians often claim that Jesus is “The Answer,” and I would never disagree with such a statement. At the same time, Jesus asked an awful lot of questions. In fact, approximately 300 are recorded in the gospels. The Son of … Continued

The Tongue Is a Consuming Fire

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The scene is apocalyptic. Intensely burning flames consuming everything in their path and shooting bright-colored embers far into the sky. In their wake, nothing but the charred remains of dead trees standing here and there over the blackened and scorched … Continued

The Profits of Outrage

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Cha-ching, cha-ching, cha-ching—the sound of a cash register—used to be the marker of sales and profits. Today, we hear the quiet click, click, click of a mouse button screaming in the world of money making. This change is especially true … Continued

One Thing You Lack

One Thing You Lack  For many Christians, the story is a familiar one. A wealthy young man approaches Jesus and asks, “Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” (Mark 10:17-22) Upon Jesus reminding him of several commandments, … Continued

Say Goodbye to Regret

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Regret is a concept more easily felt than defined. We have all experienced the long-simmering pain of regrettable words and actions. And all too often, what happened in the past casts a dark cloud over the future. Wouldn’t you prefer … 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

The Wisdom of Cutting Back

Any darn fool can make something complex; it takes a genius to make something simple.  –Pete Seeger, folk singer Immediately He made the disciples get into the boat and go ahead of Him to the other side, while He sent … Continued

Homegrown Theologians

Just because it doesn’t make sense to you doesn’t mean it doesn’t make sense. –Adrian Rogers, pastor and author The sons of Israel said to them, “Would that we had died by the Lord’s hand in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the pots … Continued

The Deadly Curse of Double-Mindedness

Doubt discovers difficulties which it never solves; it creates hesitancy, despondency, despair. Its progress is the decay of comfort, the death of peace. “Believe!” is the word which speaks life into a man, but doubt nails down his coffin. –Charles Spurgeon, pastor and … Continued

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