The Galilean Carpenter

Though routine the soldiers’ work on top of the hill attracted onlookers. They labored away, planting stakes and laying out the timbers that would form the stands for some rough crosses. The sun was devouring the morning fog, and from that hill one could see the beginning of a very busy Friday in Jerusalem. Across the city two other soldiers […]

Gratitude from Youcef Nadarkhani

A number of us have been praying regularly for Pastor  Youcef Nadarkhani’s release from an Iranian prison. By God’s mercy and grace he was released several days ago. The following letter, cited from the American Center for Law and Justice, is an important word of encouragement and gratitude from him to those from around the world who interceded before the […]

The Galilean Carpenter

Though routine the soldiers’ work on top of the hill attracted onlookers. They labored away, planting stakes and laying out the timbers that would form the stands for some rough crosses. The sun was devouring the morning fog, and from that hill one could see the beginning of a very busy Friday in Jerusalem. Across the city two other soldiers […]

The Leader and the Power of Capacity

One dictionary defines “capacity” as the innate potential for growth and accomplishment. In the world of leadership, having capacity is a necessity; it is a key to successful leadership and a successful organization, whether that be the union hall or the church or the family or the family business. Without capacity there is stagnation. And for those dependent on another’s […]

Asleep in Chains

Tucked within the confines of Acts 12 is a telling description of the Apostle Peter’s true character; a portrait of his internal constitution. To appreciate the notation about the great apostle one needs to understand the broader context. King Herod was rounding up the Christian leaders in Jerusalem, putting “violent hands on some” (Acts 12:1). James, one of the leading […]