I’ve done my part to keep the Bible at the top of the bestseller list year after year. At least twenty copies of God’s Word line my bookshelves, and I’ve read them all. I’ve also memorized lengthy passages, providing even … Read the rest
Prayer has always been difficult for us. We are pastors and must give advice on how to pray, but we hardly even knew how. It became clear that we needed a guide, both personally and for those we shepherd, because … Read the rest
Ancient Jewish rabbis sometimes disputed which was more important: to speak the Word of God or to hear it. Despite what may have been a well-meaning debate, it’s the kind of question common sense might answer “both.” But many rabbis … Read the rest
The exclusivity of Christ alone was the Reformers’ answer to the question “How can I be saved?” Christ alone is the foundation upon which everything in our Christian life is built.
The emphasis on Scripture alone as the only valid … Read the rest
Who am I? Why am I here? Have these questions crossed your mind? The first concerns meaning, the second, purpose. In his Confessions, St. Augustine wrote, “Thou hast formed us for Thyself and our hearts are restless till … Read the rest
But You are He who took Me out of the womb; You made Me trust while on My mother’s breasts (Psalm 22:9).
Do you ever find it difficult to trust God? If so, an important key to help you is … Read the rest
Are you a leader? If you think of leadership only as a rare spiritual gift (Romans 12:6-8), you’ll likely answer, “No.” Certainly God calls some to a unique level of leadership in the church, and their special role deserves special … Read the rest
I grew up in a low-income, inner city area in Houston, Texas, and my high school mainly consisted of African-American and Hispanic students. In that building, the young girls avoided a certain staircase where many of the African-American boys lingered.… Read the rest
And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth (John 1:14, NASB).
As January turns into February, we are halfway between … Read the rest
Something is always lost in translation. That is a sickening axiom to all who have a sacred book in their non-native tongue. But because it is true, we are forced to translate in imaginative ways in order to benefit the … Read the rest