A Threatening Encounter

A Threatening Encounter

This is a different kind of post. It’s a story of spiritual warfare and my understanding of what happened. Before reading it, I encourage you to read or review my previous post on the role of God’s Word in battling depression: “Spiritual Bromide or Fuel for Faith?” If...
8 BIBLE PROMISES TO ENCOURAGE YOU

8 BIBLE PROMISES TO ENCOURAGE YOU

Why do you need encouragement? *Inadequacy for a called task or responsibility? *Weariness of mind, body, and spirit? *Battle fatigue over spiritual warfare? *Discouragement over an unmet goal or unanswered prayer? *Doubts about God’s love and faithfulness? *Conflict...

SURPRISED AT SUNRISE

God Penetrates Our Darkness with His Light.                                                                                        A lot of my writing strives to reconcile struggles, especially depression, with faith in a loving God.  But not even a melancholy person...

When Faith Doesn’t Work

I am not a Christian because my faith “works” for me. Talk to a devout Mormon, Muslim, or Buddhist and he’ll extol the here-and-now benefits of his faith. He’ll cite a serenity of spirit, or a sense of order that believing brings to his life. Yet his belief system...

I’M TIRED OF THESE 7 LEADERSHIP BEHAVIORS

I’ll start by qualifying what I’m about to write.Most vocational church and parachurch leaders deserve more applause than they get.  They’re diligent, caring, teachable, committed to Christ and His church, and often underpaid in a job fraught with pressure and folks’...

5 STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP PASSAGES IN THE BIBLE

 God’s Word is first and foremost a message book, revealing the story and means of redemption. But it’s also a method book, in the broad sense of that term.Pastors, missionaries, teachers, and evangelists may glean from certain texts how-to ideas for fulfilling their...

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