Concerning Christian behavior and choices, the question typically arises of “what would Jesus do?” or “What would Paul do?” This proves useful in matters of good and evil and other such moral choices. In those situations, any Christian should do as Jesus did! But when it comes to more unaddressed areas such as one’s career, automobile preference, travel plans, kid’s … Read More
Our Own Progress as Pilgrims
Recently, the family and I watched the 2019 movie interpretation of one of my favorite Christian classics—John Bunyan’s allegory, The Pilgrim’s Progress. This animated film missed some of the key points of the story and embellished a few scenes in order to add some unnecessary flare. But overall, this visual adaptation was well-done. Of course, as with any movies based on … Read More
Don’t Ignore the Warnings!
Dr. Kris Barnett compares alerts and warnings in your car to the voice of the Holy Spirit as He alerts you to potential problems in your own life that could lead to emptiness and isolation.
Lessons about God from the Past, Present, and Future
We can look back, look at the present, and look ahead and see the handiwork of God in our lives by the examples offered in Scripture.
Living With Hope in Hopeless Times
Hope is not wishful thinking or looking on the bright side. It goes deeper than optimism. Biblical hope is confidence and expectation in God’s provision.
Would You Rebuke Jesus?
The Bible teaches that “there is a way that seems right to man (intuition), but the end leads to death” Proverbs 14:12. As leaders, we need to be cautious about following our own intuition over the wisdom and will of God. Following our intuition is dangerous because it leads us to make decisions based on what just feels right. Following … Read More
Permanent Promises in a Passing Life
Count me among the millions of readers who have been blessed over the decades by the writing and ministry of J. I. Packer. His some 300-plus essays, articles, and books, such as Knowing God, have made an impact on innumerable lives, mine included. So, when it was recently revealed that the nearly ninety-year-old Packer had lost his vision and would … Read More
Christmas Changes Everything
It’s that time of year again, when we put trees inside our houses, make strange egg-flavored drinks we’d never consume any other time of the year, and spend hours we don’t have buying gifts we can’t afford for people who will exchange them for something they really wanted. Welcome to Christmas! Christmas has certainly become the major holiday event of … Read More
I still remember the question I posed to my parents when I was younger: “If God already knows what is going to happen, then why do we pray?” It was just before my father was going to pray for our family. He was asking for prayer requests, and essentially my reply was “why are we doing this anyway?” Indeed, as … Read More