• Perfection from imperfection

    “But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.”(1 Peter 5:10) There is a funny irony to God’s call on my life. Though 99% of my work involves communication, both verbal and written, […]

  • Where is the front?

    “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”(Ephesians 6:12) In military usage, the front line (or the front) is “a line of battle” or “a zone of conflict between armies.” Specifically, it may be understood […]

  • Decisions

    “And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will […]

  • When things get worse

    “We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;”(2 Corinthians 4:8-9) Years ago I read an excellent book by Glenn Penner entitled, In the Shadow of the Cross: A Biblical Theology of Persecution and Discipleship. This book outlines and […]