Category: Our Walk with God

Fully Known and Fully Accepted

I spent a good part of my life hiding, ashamed of sins I had committed in thought, word, and deed—desperate for people to accept the false identities I...

Four Truths for Stressful Days

After more than a year of wrongful imprisonment, Adoniram Judson, 19th Century missionary to Burma, was unexpectedly released. But the damage was irreversible. His wife Nancy had nearly...

When I Am Afraid…in the Airport

I enjoy following along on social media as different pastors and church groups travel to various countries for ministry. Pictures, updates, videos—never have we had such colorful,...

The Value of Putting First Things Last

When the word “but” is used in a sentence to show a contrast between two true statements, the second statement is intuitively assigned the greater weight...

Charlatans, Heretics, and One-trick Ponies: The Danger of Theological Distractions

The Christian life is fraught with danger. There are the external dangers—overt persecution from those who hate Christ and would see his...

The Circle of Your Affinity May Cost You Everything

In the 1950s, on the popular “Candid Camera Show,” several people were set up by the director to face the rear of an elevator....

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...