This week I offer a guide to young people, especially my own, to approach their existential questions as ones who know God.
What are you risking for your faith? Is it really a risk if we live and give for God, but then retreat to the comfort of our current lifestyles at the end of the day?
I've been reflecting recently on some impenetrable walls in my life, and how after pushing up against them with no effect, Jesus shows up and miraculously moves me to the other side. This epiphany called to mind the post-resurrection accounts of Jesus appearing in locked rooms, transcending spaces where his disciples had hidden in fear. [...]
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 [...]