Deep Water

Deep Water

Mark Twain said, “Faith is believing what one knows is not true.” He was wrong—at least as it pertains to Christian faith. Faith is not believing in something we know is not true. That definition ignores and denies the experience of Christ’s apostles, whose faith was...
Faith Alone: Rock Bottom

Faith Alone: Rock Bottom

“When you do that, it makes Jesus sad.” That phrase, or your own personal variant, is a sure indication that you’ve hit “rock bottom” as a parent. All of the traditional tricks, tactics, and manipulative techniques that parents through the ages have used to...
Faith Alone: Trust in Jesus

Faith Alone: Trust in Jesus

“What’s our evacuation plan?” That question at our recent Chad team meeting is important given how many of us are new to the country. Missionaries here often refer to the importance of having a “Go Bag” ready for your entire family in case of an emergency,...
The Big Lie

The Big Lie

One of the most devastating results of the fall of Adam and Eve was that their absolute trust in the Creator’s goodness and love for them was shattered. Instead of believing that God was their Father who cared for them and always wanted what was best for them, they...