Therefore, we ourselves speak proudly of you among the churches of God for your perseverance and faith in the midst of all your persecutions and afflictions which you endure. This is a plain indication of God’s righteous judgment so that you will be considered worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ... [Continue Reading]
Strength in the Midst of Weakness
If I have to boast, I will boast of what pertains to my weakness. (2 Cor.11:30) This world teaches us that it is the strong, the beautiful, the powerful, the wealthy, and the influential that rule. They are the ones who receive the honor, the respect and the rewards of this world. Most of us grow ... [Continue Reading]
Guns, Violence, Mental Illness, and the Church
Once again we are confronted with a horrific mass shooting on a college campus. Once again, we mourn the loss of promising lives, and out of chaos and confusion, in search of answers, our collective dialogue focuses on guns and mental illness. The gun lobby is too strong to allow any blame to land ... [Continue Reading]
What Spirit Dwells in You?
The spirit of man is the lamp of the Lord, Searching all the innermost parts of his being. Proverbs 20:27 It is the spirit of man that is the source of life and the point of connection with the Divine. It is the spirit of man that is the innermost part of his being; as his spirit is, so is he. How ... [Continue Reading]
Why Do We Remember God only When We Are Down?
…. For they have turned their back to Me, and not their face; but in the time of their trouble they will say, ‘Arise and save us.’ “But where are your gods which you made for yourself? Let them arise, if they can save you in the time of your trouble… Jeremiah 2:27-28 Most of us Christians take our ... [Continue Reading]
Can Hope be Found in an Imprecatory Psalm?
Fill their faces with dishonor, that they may seek Your name, O Lord. Let them be ashamed and dismayed forever, and let them be humiliated and perish, that they may know that You alone, whose name is the Lord, Are the Most High over all the earth. Psalm 83:16-18 Psalm 83 is what’s called an ... [Continue Reading]