Category: Our Walk with God

jesusbringpeace

Didn’t Jesus Come to Bring Peace on Earth?

I like to be at peace with people. If I sense there is conflict in a relationship, I’m stressed. But according to Jesus, his followers...

realisticeschatology

In Hope You Have Been Saved: Suffering and Realistic Eschatology

I spoke with a friend last week, a man who has shown godly perseverance through a lot of health problems. But now...

friendscannotkeep

The Friendships You Can’t Keep

Yes, friends you have are SO important . . . and your family. But what about the friendships you can’t seem to keep? First, make sure you are...

talkaboutothers

Talk about Others the Way You Want Others to Talk about You

A friend and her husband recently told me the story of how they met and married. One day, sometime before they...

selfconsciousness

Overcoming Self-Consciousness

Self-consciousness is a destroyer of authentic Christian experience. We’ve all been singing in church when all of a sudden the thought races by: “Look at me here singing. I’m enjoying this.”...

productivity

Production or Virtue?

We are fanatics for productivity. Some of us are like miniature corporations ticking off our project objectives and meeting our target points. And for many, productivity is the canon for...

nowin

The Ultimate “No-win Situation”

The little house was hopelessly surrounded. Innumerable soldiers with unimaginably powerful weapons prevented any hope of successful resistance or escape. Their Commander stood confidently and patiently, waiting for the...

coffeeconvo

Coffee Shops, Community and Conversation for Christ

I don’t want to be so bold as to say that coffee shops and fast-food restaurants (I’m sitting in one now) are God’s gifts to evangelical...

reclaimeyes

Reclaiming Your Eyes from Pornography

I used to watch my dad brand cattle. I still remember the awful smell. The bovines would wail at the momentary pain, and the smoke from singed hair...

ticket

The Ticket

I got a traffic ticket last night, my first in about ten years. I wasn’t speeding or running stop signs or driving with expired registration. I neglected to use my turn...