In the Midst of Pain, How Can You Be Sure God Loves You?

In the Midst of Pain, How Can You Be Sure God Loves You?

Reading Time: 5 minutesOne of the persistent questions I hear from unbelievers and believers alike is: How can a loving God remain silent in the face of starvation, disease, war, and injustice? Divine silence dictates that God must not care or is not even there. When...
Is Being Vulnerable a Powerful Trait

Is Being Vulnerable a Powerful Trait

Reading Time: 5 minutes  Once there was a pastor who was carrying the weight of the world, his congregation, his family, and his own life all in one fallible body. Sunday after Sunday he brought this weight and God’s Word into the pulpit. Until one Sunday.  That...
Why Conquering Your Fears Won’t Make You Fearless

Why Conquering Your Fears Won’t Make You Fearless

Reading Time: 6 minutes  At one time I described myself as fearless. In the way pop culture defines it. I love adventure. I’m a risk-taker. I don’t worry obsessively. I sleep well, mostly. But then I have these memories.  I was five. I heard a thunk upstairs. I...