Troubles…Opportunities to Grow Spiritual Endurance: James 1:1-4

This letter is from James, a slave of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ. I am writing to the twelve tribes -- Jewish believers scattered abroad. Greetings! Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is … Continue reading Troubles…Opportunities to Grow Spiritual Endurance: James 1:1-4

My Son Was Punched In The Face At School And What This Reminded Me About Love

  My thirteen-year-old came home from school with a swollen bruise on his face. "Where did you get that bruise?" "I got punched today." "What?! What happened?" "Two kids were going at each other. One of the kids was my good friend. I got in between them so my friend could get away, and the … Continue reading My Son Was Punched In The Face At School And What This Reminded Me About Love

Dear Pastor, Love Your People Enough To Preach About Abortion

As I have facilitated post-abortion Bible studies for women hurt by past abortions, one thing that regularly comes up is the silence of the Church and, more specifically, the silence of church pulpits. I wonder if pastors realize how often women hurt by abortion list their pastor’s silence as one of the things they need … Continue reading Dear Pastor, Love Your People Enough To Preach About Abortion

When Fallen Christian Leaders Are Confronted: What We Can Learn From King David

  My brothers, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and someone brings him back, let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.(James 5:19–20) King David sins. In 2 Samuel 11, God records an egregious account from … Continue reading When Fallen Christian Leaders Are Confronted: What We Can Learn From King David