Our beach house this summer is named "Shekinah." What does this word for God's dwelling place mean for us today?
What if the majesty of creation is intended to draw our eyes to the majesty of its Creator?
Have we reached the point as human beings where the mistreatment of a farm animal stokes righteous outrage and mobilizes action, but the legalization of infanticide is met with silence, characterized in polite circles as an extension of rights, a removal of restrictions?
God calls each of us, who have experienced this life-changing love and undeserved grace, to pay it forward, including to our enemies. For nothing more powerfully provokes another to turn to Jesus than the gift of undeserved forgiveness and grace.
Our freedom is important to God. Scripture says it is FOR freedom that Christ has set us free. Are you living freely?
When I was young I believed that the apostles had it made because they got to see Jesus in the flesh. If I had lived then, my reasoning went, it would be easy to believe. Seeing God As I began to study the Bible, I started to see things differently. Bible Study Fellowship this year [...]
It was six days until Passover. Jesus felt the weight of all that meant upon his shoulders. But not tonight. Tonight was his final respite, and he was grateful for it. And there was cause for celebration: Lazarus had been dead, but now he was alive again. His friends saw this as a miraculous, if [...]
Judas is a reminder that we always have a choice: draw close to God by acting on the truth we've been given, or reject God's truth and become blind to it.
Sometimes a memory of a person comes back as a single part that is emblematic of the whole. A mother's hands. A sister's hair. A father's strong arms. For Mary, it was Jesus' feet. Whenever they gathered, the men crowded around, shoulder to shoulder, to exchange ideas, listen, debate. It was at such a time [...]
Lazarus was among those reclining at table with him.John 12:2 Here. Now. With Jesus. This was the first time Lazarus had felt fully alive since dying. Had it really been just weeks? He couldn't remember the pain or sickness that had led up to it. Only the peace that followed--a peace that surpassed all understanding. [...]