The Bible has historically been important to forming culture and organizing societies in liberty, justice, and human rights. Even in our own history – America was founded on God’s Word. And when we look back to Europe, we see great cathedrals inscribed with Scripture verses and biblical artwork. Unfortunately, this may seem ironic because now, much of our society considers the Bible to be irrelevant. Even among Christians, it is often revered but not consulted. Many respect it, but don’t read it.
The most heartfelt prayer and desire of any Christian parent is for their child to become a follower of Jesus. And if you’re like my wife and me, you look for ways to make sure your kids get a good foundation in the faith so that can happen. One of the best ways to lay that foundation is by giving them a children’s Bible. I remember so many nights with my own kids. At our house, bedtime was story time. …
Prison… What does that word make you think of? Most Christians in America would probably associate prison with criminals. People assume that you are only sent to prison if you do something wrong. Prison is seen as a place where bad people go.
One thing I love about the Bible is that it addresses every aspect of human life – and it does that through the lens of what God wants to reveal to us. I’m always fascinated when I talk to people who have no appreciation for the way the Bible can help us with things like the rhythm of our lives. But often, they only have that outlook because they’ve never really read the Bible. They see the Bible as a …
I just returned from an amazing trip to the Middle East. In fact, at the time of writing this, I am still seriously jetlagged! I’ve been telling the staff here in Colorado Springs stories of my time in Israel. But today, I’d like to focus on my time in Iraq.
With the National Day of Prayer coming up, we’re all looking forward to spending some concentrated time interceding for our country. But there’s something we need to do before we participate in that event: spend time in God’s Word.
Dear Friends, As I look back on this past year, I’m reminded of a passage from the book of Isaiah: “See, the former things have taken place, and new things I declare; before they spring into being I announce them to you.” Part of what I love about this verse is that it’s actually God who’s speaking. He’s the one declaring new things and causing them to spring up, and it’s Him who’s announcing them to us. God is the …
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