I don’t know anyone who isn’t tired of watching the endless wars in the Middle East. The fighting there sends a ripple effect through the region and ultimately the whole world. In the end, everyone pays. But who is to blame? Is it the Jews or the Arabs who should be dealt with severely? We are often told that Israel is oppressing the Palestinians. But what is a “Palestinian”? Continue reading
I have come to the conclusion that God often allows the Christian to go through such complete emotional/psychological dismemberment that nothing is left except the thing he started with — following Christ no matter what may come. Continue reading
The question is a difficult one. The answer is bound to lie somewhere between two cultural extremes. Continue reading
A friend and mentor blew my mind recently simply by pointing out a subtlety in scripture I had never noticed before ― a detail so minuscule that most overlook it. However, it contains great significance for us.
The verse above is taken from Hebrews 13:5, but it doesn’t originate there. Continue reading
My feelings were hurt yesterday when a close friend told me I hated people who don’t live the way I think they should. This is, of course, the gentleman I have been sparring with for weeks through e-mail. It began as a lively debate, but yesterday it started to get ugly. Continue reading