The Early Christians and Abortion

A large bronze image of the god Cronus stood in the Tophet of Carthage. His hands extended with palms facing up and arms sloped gently toward the ground so that children placed in his arms could be rolled down into a pit of fire. During the sacrifice, loud drums pounded to drown out the soundContinue reading “The Early Christians and Abortion”

Keep Getting Up

For though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again, but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes. Proverbs 24:16 Do you ever struggle with stamina? Do you sometimes need extra motivation to keep showing up at work, to continue being truly present in relationships, and to maintain your commitment to serve? Do you ask yourself, “IsContinue reading “Keep Getting Up”

Defined by Distraction

Superficiality is the curse of our age. The desperate need today is not for a greater number of intelligent people, or gifted people, but for deep people.—Richard J. Foster  My dad wrote this quote in 1978. Some 40 years later, it feels as relevant as ever. Yet, the reigning emperor of curses that threatens the growth of ourContinue reading “Defined by Distraction”

Precious Moments Among the Hardest

After receiving the devastating diagnosis of a rare and incurable brain cancer, Caroline found renewed hope and purpose through providing a unique service: volunteering photography services for critically ill children and their families. Through this service, families could capture the precious moments shared with their children, both in grief and “the moments of grace andContinue reading “Precious Moments Among the Hardest”

One Overlooked Method to Fight Temptation

I’ll never forget it for as long as I live. My friend “Tim” had a lovely wife and pastored a good church. At some point, however, he started contemplating a very different path. His wife sensed trouble ahead and warned him about it, but Tim assured her, “No sirree, that’s not a problem here.” InContinue reading “One Overlooked Method to Fight Temptation”