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Easter Is For Remembering

How do you remember something? Do you tie a string around your finger? Make a note? Write it on your bathroom mirror or say it out loud to yourself over and over? Last March, I helped my parents prepare to move. It was a massive job, sorting through treasures accumulated ...

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Who Prayed for Paul?

The headlines ran red. If there were a secret first century parchment bearing news, prayers and encouragement, circulating the dispersed believers, surely it read, “ Steven, our beloved brother in the faith, perished at the hands of Saul and the religious leaders. He breathed his last yet full of the ...

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“That’s Just Me,” An Excuse for Bad Behavior?

Have you ever told someone, “That’s just me,”? That comment usually follows someone’s criticism of our character or a habit. It’s a defensive punch, with an implied offensive follow up: “You’re being judgmental and unfair.” Is this a valid excuse for bad behavior? Recently, I helped a friend administer the ...

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Can We Use Temptation to Witness?

How’s your evangelism coming? Can you name the last person who put their trust in Christ because of your witness? I’ll be honest—I can’t. Maybe it’s time to look at our methodology. Can we use temptation to witness? Evangelism is the art of bringing someone into God’s Kingdom, of introducing ...

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