Ministering to the Wounded

Ministering to the Wounded

I’ve always been drawn to hurting people. However, when I first began to reach out to those who are wounded, I was naïve. I believed that if I could introduce them to the truths of Christ, their problems would be solved. In some cases, that is exactly what happened,...

Not Called to be Timid

We were raised to be timid, most of us. In the tiny white churches speckling the countryside, we were taught to be cautious, to be courteous, to be kind and good and avoid even the appearance of evil. Being a good Christian looked like wearing clean, pressed clothes...

Jealousy, Gifts and the Body of Christ

Christ is just like the human body—a body is a unit and has many parts; and all the parts of the body are one body, even though there are many. We were all baptized by one Spirit into one body, whether Jew or Greek, or slave or free, and we all were given one Spirit...

Another Leader Confessing Moral Failure

As I prayed this morning, so saddened by the news of another leader confessing “moral failure,” I remembered a story that renewed my hope. Here’s the story re-told: Once upon a time, a man a young man, a small shepherd, was chosen by God to be king…...

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