Fear–We’re All In the Same Boat

Fear–We’re All In the Same Boat

It’s one of those eternal questions of the ages:  How can I trust God is still in control when I feel so fearful and out of control?  The classic Bible story is the fearful disciples in the storm-tossed boat with Jesus, as Rembrandt immortalized in his painting...
Facing Our Fears, part 1

Facing Our Fears, part 1

Just this past Sunday I attended a Missions luncheon at the church I’m now serving. A short-term team who had recently returned from Egypt showed a video featuring several friends of ours who are Christian leaders in Cairo.  It was fun to see their faces and hear...
The Politics of Heaven

The Politics of Heaven

Many of us have grown up with a traditional view of heaven that came from the culture around us.  In fact, our traditional view of heaven is diametrically opposed to where the Bible actually ends: Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the...
Never Touch Bottom!

Never Touch Bottom!

What can science tell us about the mystery of God? Earlier this week I responded to a friend’s quotation of Philip Yancey in his devotional book Grace Notes about the “fine-tuning” of the universe. Here’s a replay of Yancey’s point: “Rumors of another world...
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