The 10 Most Influential Books as I Near 40

Channing CrislerChanning Crisler, Ministry Tools

Channing CrislerA native of Lubbock, TX, Channing Crisler holds a BS in History from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, TX. He received his Master of Divinity in Biblical Languages from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, TX, and his Ph.D. in New Testament Studies from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.

God Always Gives Us More Than We Can Handle

Channing CrislerChanning Crisler, Exegesis, General

Perhaps the single most disgusting cliché in Christianity today is “God never gives you more than you can handle.”  I have heard it on the lips of well-meaning pastors and weeping widows.  I am sure that, somewhere along the way, I even used it at time or two (God forgive me).  The origin of this pernicious lie is undoubtedly the … Read More

All I Want for Christmas is to Know “Where is God?”

Channing CrislerChanning Crisler, General

“Where is God?  Where is He?”  That is the question Elie Wiesel heard behind him as he witnessed Nazi soldiers hang two adults and a young boy.  The boy was so small that it took more than half an hour for him to finally die.  Wiesel writes: christmas The two adults were no longer alive.  Their tongues hung swollen, blue-tinged.  … Read More