­Sin: Does it Reign, or is it Reigned in?

­Sin: Does it Reign, or is it Reigned in?

I was late and rushing to get in to an important meeting when the doorman told me, “You can’t come in.” I expressed my frustration openly. Realizing that I had not responded appropriately, I apologized. Apart from personal faith in Christ, every human being is...
New Year’s Realizations

New Year’s Realizations

My great grandfather told me of three different years when adverse conditions brought about a crop failure on his farm. I shudder to think of how challenging it was for him and my great grandmother to endure those hardships and then enter the next growing season...
Joy to the World

Joy to the World

“Joy to the World” is not just a familiar Christmas carol, but a much needed message for our world grounded in God’s Word. God broke on the historical scene with a miracle and a message of hope at a time of ruthless Roman domination in Israel. The angel declared, “I...
Suffer For the Savior

Suffer For the Savior

I was a freshman in college, and my Humanities professor asked every Evangelical Christian to stand in order to shame us in front of 400 classmates. With the passing of time, hostility has accelerated towards the “testimony of our Lord” (2 Tim. 1:8), which declares...
Pushing Head vs. Pleasing the Lord

Pushing Head vs. Pleasing the Lord

My parents recently had a moving sale as they transitioned from life on the farm to living in town. Preparation for the auction of their belongings and sale of their acreage has been time consuming, physically tiring, and emotionally draining for them. When we...