Things for Which I’m Thankful

Hopefully all of us will pause somewhere along this day’s journey to voice those things for which we are deeply grateful. Of the many things that come to my own mind, I’m compelled to mention a few (these are not necessarily in any particular order). First, I am deeply thankful for my girls–all three of them. Christa and the babies […]

Our New President

Whether you are going to bed filled with utter elation or deep despair, there is one response that must be at once common and necessary among all of us, especially those of us claiming to follow Jesus Christ. Consider the words of the Apostle Paul to his younger friend Timothy: First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, […]

Doing the Ignoble Thing

Elijah had invited the prophets of Baal to join him in building two altars. They were to see which altar would be set afire by the ones they each worshipped—Baal, or the Holy God of Israel. Baal was not responding, an indication of his falsehood. Note how Elijah prepared for God’s anticipated response. Elijah took twelve stones (18:31). With these […]

From This Morning’s Journal

“Frankly words are hard to find to describe my experience last night with Bethel’s elders. First was the transparency of the whole group. It was unbelievable . . . refreshing! “Secondly was the respect and trust. It is a culture of empowerment and not one of control. Their deference . . . was amazing; but not in a weak way. […]