Speaking the Truth in Love

Posts from June 2019

Heaven and Wife

“Husbands,” Peter says, “in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers” (1 Pet. 3:7, NIV). This teaching came to mind several years ago when…

My Friend Sam

My friend Sam, a Christian brother in West Virginia, is blind, deaf, and mute. His wife called me about 10 years ago, introducing herself and describing Sam’s situation. Judy wondered if I could help them locate Bible-related braille resources. Sam was especially eager to find a copy of the Old Testament. After learning that his…

The Bible’s Amazing Harmony

The Bible’s amazing consistency is strong evidence for its divine inspiration. The 66 biblical books were written on three continents by about 40 people over a period of approximately 1,600 years. These authors, writing in three different languages, had widely varying life experiences. Some were wealthy, influential, and scholarly; others were fishermen, shepherds, or farmers.…

Why Prayer Matters

In their book “Comeback Churches,” Ed Stetzer and Mike Dodson emphasize the connection between church renewal and prayer. In a comeback church, the leaders devote themselves to prayer and assemble the congregation for special prayer services. Does this connection surprise us? Jesus says, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly…