Christmas Disruption

Having just returned from Israel the educational realities of travel have struck me again. A trip like this brings texture to the two dimensional, black and white photos most of us create when we read the text of the Bible. We visited the church of the Nativity filled...

Do We Have Enough?

What is enough? According to one dictionary, the word “enough” means “as much as required.” Well, how much is required? Apparently, as an adult male, approximately 1,800 calories is enough to fuel my body’s essential functions if I limit physical demands. (Sadly,...

A Personal Caring God

As we have taken a 30,000-foot flyover of the prophecies of Daniel we have noticed one clear message. Each major prophecy in the book of Daniel explained that God knew all that was coming in the history of the church. He knew how God’s people would be treated by the...

A Shift Toward Discipleship

I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.” [1] As the New Year kicks off it creeps into my psyche that I have a fresh start, and therefore that I need to seize this...

Abundance

For many years, I have been thinking about a phrase spoken by Jesus that I believe represents His mission statement: “I have come that you may have life and have it more abundantly.” A more abundant life—what would that look like? Does that mean more money? Food?...