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Prone to Wander

One Sunday when he was a young man, Robert Robinson and some buddies went to church…but only to make fun of the Christians gathered in worship. However, the preacher that day was the mighty George Whitefield, and Robinson ended up giving his life to Christ instead!

And that’s just one part of this hymn writer’s amazing spiritual journey. Continue reading

Living in a Bowl

Rules. Statutes. Laws. Decrees. Commandments. It doesn’t matter what you call them, most people don’t like them. Many simply view them as constraints in life that keep them from experiencing what they call “true freedom.”

But goldfish disagree. Just ask Albert. Continue reading

Why Hell?

“Why does God send people to Hell?” It’s a question that most people – including many Christians – want answered.

Perhaps the answer lies in understanding why Hell even exists. Continue reading

Out of Range

Have you ever heard people complain, “I just can’t seem to hear God when I pray,” or “I’m not sure God speaks to me…or anyone for that matter”? That’s a terrible problem for a Christian to have.

Maybe the solution to their dilemma can be found by understanding how a kid’s radio-controlled car works. Continue reading

Dietrich’s Death

Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote theological books that have influenced multiple generations of pastors. He birthed the Confessing Church, and stood against the tyrannies of the Third Reich. The mighty accomplishments in his life are hard to quantify…and qualify.

But ironically, he is most remembered for his death. Continue reading

Lord, Help Charlie Stoltzfus!

The world is a broken place. A really broken place. Thus, many people – even many Christians – wonder if intercessory prayer actually works.

But Tony Campolo isn’t one of them. He knows for a fact that intercessory prayer works! Continue reading

A Day in the Life of Bryan Heiss

Ever had a bad day? How about a really bad day? We’ve all had bad days, but have you ever had such a bad day that professional journalists wonder if you’re cursed?

Bryan Heiss has. Continue reading

Origen’s Missing Clothes

Origen’s life is just as significant today as it was when he lived it during the 2nd and 3rd Century A.D. He taught at Christian schools, wrote many commentaries on the Bible, and produced some of the greatest defenses of the faith in his time.

But his life was almost cut short by martyrdom when he was still a young boy. Continue reading

The Timing of the Church’s Birth

We’ve all heard the axiom, “Timing is everything.” In so many aspects of life, the idiom rings true; there are certain times at which certain things are best done. Looking back on some of God’s movements, it’s clear that He is conscious of “good timing,” as well.

Perhaps the best example of God’s timing was the birth of the church. Continue reading

God’s Idea of Balance

The archangel Michael still remembers the conversation.

God had been missing for about six days. Michael went looking for God and found Him resting one day later. He humbly inquired, “Lord, where have you been?” Continue reading