If I Could Do My Ministry Over Again . . . (Part One)

If I Could Do My Ministry Over Again . . . (Part One)

I’m at the 54-year mile marker in ministry—the season of reflection. At this point in my life, I resonate with the poem by Jorge Luis Borges. Instants If I could live again my... Read More »
For Our Good

For Our Good

Paul writes: “We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be... Read More »
Too Good to be True?

Too Good to be True?

Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. (Psalm 23:6a) Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness... Read More »
Truth or Love. Must We Choose? (Part Three)

Truth or Love. Must We Choose? (Part Three)

This is a three-part look at II John, one of the shortest letters in the Bible, but also at one of the most important controversies in the church and on the street. It is a crucial... Read More »
Truth or Love. Must We Choose? (Part Two)

Truth or Love. Must We Choose? (Part Two)

This is a three-part look at II John, one of the shortest letters in the Bible, but also at one of the most important controversies in the church and on the street. It is a crucial... Read More »
Truth or Love. Must We Choose? (Part One)

Truth or Love. Must We Choose? (Part One)

This is a three-part look at II John, one of the shortest letters in the Bible, but also at one of the most important controversies in the church and on the street. It is a crucial... Read More »
Waiting

Waiting

He guides me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. ~Psalm 23:3b Waiting is a necessary part of the process. There are no shortcuts to maturity. Our personalities resist... Read More »
Baa-ing Nature

Baa-ing Nature

Oh that my baa-ing nature would win hence Some woolly innocence! ~C. S. Lewis “If I don’t have the hope of one day being good,” a friend once confided in me, “if there is no... Read More »
Models of Encouragement (Part Three)

Models of Encouragement (Part Three)

Some individuals seem to have a God-given gift of sensing the future potential of other men and women. In the church setting, we see this when the person who has been called by the... Read More »
Models of Encouragement (Part Two)

Models of Encouragement (Part Two)

The conversion of Saul of Tarsus on the road to Damascus was evidence of the power of the gospel that Paul would later write about in Romans 1:16. God had to do a special work in the... Read More »
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