Recapturing the Wonder (Book Review)

If we read enough, we are fortunate to find very few books that expound on problems we don't often experience ourselves, and offer advice we are already taking. Then there are many books that we draw wisdom from, though it is specially applied to our own context and situation; while we see the author's point… Continue reading Recapturing the Wonder (Book Review)

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Putting God to the Test in Prayer

If we are faithless, he remains faithful— for he cannot deny himself. - 2 Timothy 2:13 What does your prayer life look like when trouble comes? When hard circumstances come galloping over our horizon, everyone wants to have the prayer life of David: Dust off the harps. Go to our prayer closet. Recite the Valley… Continue reading Putting God to the Test in Prayer

Suffering and the Wisdom of God

Life presents us circumstances that force us to ask, "Why?" We feel like Job. Devoted followers of Christ who just had the rug pulled out from under us. We shake our fist at God. "What have you done?" "None of this makes sense." "I deserve better." Remember what God said to Job out of the… Continue reading Suffering and the Wisdom of God

5 Highlights From #SBC16

I had the privilege on attending live-streaming the 2016 Southern Baptist Convention during the week, and was encouraged by much of what I saw. The gathering brought together over 11,500 people who come together for the annual meeting to discuss Baptist polity, cultural issues, worship together, become inspired for the year ahead of ministry, and… Continue reading 5 Highlights From #SBC16

What Submission is Not

A common, but often quiet difficulty in the Christian life is discerning how to have an appropriate response when faced with difficult circumstances or afflictions. When we read Scripture, we may sometimes get the sense that submitting to God's will in light of persecution came easy to apostles like Paul. But is this true?  We need… Continue reading What Submission is Not