Holy Laughter

The term “holy laughter” was coined to describe a phenomenon during which a person laughs uncontrollably, presumably as a result of being filled with the Holy Spirit’s joy. It is characterized by peals of uncontrollable laughter, sometimes accompanied by swooning or falling down to the floor. Firsthand accounts from those who have had this experienceContinue reading “Holy Laughter”

Not All Good Works Are Good

As those who have experienced Christ’s saving grace, we’re called to “renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age” (Titus 2:11–12). Jesus has made us his own so that we might be zealous for good works (Titus 2:13–14) But what exactly is a good work? TheContinue reading “Not All Good Works Are Good”

When a Little While Seems Like Forever

I own a book with hundreds of Bible promises. Promises to bless, prosper, comfort, deliver, and save. But there’s one promise they missed: “In the world you will have tribulation” (John 16:33). Jesus made that promise, and I’ve yet to see it fail. How can we find peace in troubled times? It’s a perennial question—notContinue reading “When a Little While Seems Like Forever”

If I Forgive, Do I Have to Forget?

The phrase “forgive and forget” is not found in the Bible. However, there are numerous verses commanding us to “forgive one another” (e.g., Matthew 6:14 and Ephesians 4:32). A Christian who is not willing to forgive others will find his fellowship with God hindered (Matthew 6:15) and can reap bitterness and the loss of rewardContinue reading “If I Forgive, Do I Have to Forget?”