October 23, 2017

A Most Misunderstood Parable

You gotta count the cost If you’re gonna be a believer You gotta know that the price Is the one you can afford You gotta count the cost If you’re gonna be a believer You gotta go all the way If you really love the Lord. Count The Cost, David Meece An interesting and little […]

A Paint-By-Numbers Life

Sometimes I envy those of other religions. Really, I do. There are times I want a paint-by-number religion, one with a complete set of instructions as to how I am to please the deity we are creating with our brushes. All the 8s get green paint, while the 6s are filled in with yellow. That […]

The Life God Is In

  By Chaplain Mike “…he is not far from any one of us.” (Acts 17.27, NLT) As I have talked with friends throughout this year, I’ve noted that we’ve been using a phrase regularly: “This is the life God is in.” OK, it could be better grammatically, but it’s punchy and makes a clear point. […]

Why Is Faith So Hard?

I have friends who not long ago risked all on the call of God, and lost everything. Let’s call them Seth and Emily. They clearly heard God call them to give up all they had and move to another country for a specific task. (I’m sorry I can’t be more detailed, but this is their […]

Violent Faith

We began our look at the subject of faith by asking a simple question: What if Jesus really meant it when he told his disciples things like, “Ask whatever you will in my name and it will be done for you.” What if he did not lay any other rules or requirements on them than […]

What If He Meant It?

If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer (Matthew 21:22 NIV). As parents of teenagers know, it’s not the purpose of the errand. It’s the opportunity to spend time with a creature who at times seems to be completely mute. Who knows if this might be the time when they actually […]