Women of Witness

In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre (Matthew 28:1, KJV).


As It Was As a kid, I developed interest in old things. My uncle, a carpenter, taught me to refinish, rebuild, and restore antique furniture. Later, I happened on some magazines the library was throwing away. They were full of stories of tractor and hit-and-miss engine restorations. Starting with “the find” in an old barn […]

Viewpoint: Grace and Truth Quest

What does John mean when he says the only begotten Son of the Father is “full of grace and truth” (1:14)?

Jesus Medley

Abundant Life Jesus came so we could have life and have it more abundantly (John 10:10b). “I am the good shepherd,” He said (v. 14). The desire of all good shepherds is that their sheep have abundant life — good pasture for grazing, plenty of water, protection, etc. The more we understand God’s grace, the […]


I have always wanted to fly. But I lack the wings. I envy the birds and bees and butterflies that take no thought for gravity. That fundamental force that grounds me is no obstacle for them. With delightful freedom they soar and dip and glide in spite of it.

Nahum: Historian or Prophet?

The prophet Nahum wrote about the spectacular downfall of ancient Nineveh. His writings lend support to the Bible as an accurate historical source. The question is whether Nahum wrote only history or chillingly accurate prophecy.

Heaven Is. . .

To many Christians, few themes are more precious than heaven, a topic in which fact and fiction are easily confused. Try to identify truth or myth in these four statements. The comments that follow each are our effort to help in the process. Read the Bible for the final Word.

Shedding Light on Outer Darkness

The topic of hell has held a strange fascination for Christians through the centuries. And while one hears less about it today, all ecclesial bodies attempt to give some answer to the tantalizing question of what will happen to the wicked in the Day of Judgment. The majority view has been that hell consists of […]


The woman spoke not a word; her actions said it all as she washed Jesus’ feet with her tears (Luke 7:38). But her tears were nothing compared to the torrent of love pouring from her heart. Her hands cradled an alabaster box of pure nard, worth a year’s wages — a gift of immense value, […]

The Savvy Samaritan

As he came over the brow of the small hill he saw the beaten and bloodied man lying at the edge of the road. The Samaritan hurried to him and tended the man’s injuries as well as he could before carefully helping him onto the back of his mule and setting off for the nearby […]