Between God’s Two Words

Between God’s Two Words

You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath? Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, “We have Abraham as our father” (Luke 3:7-8). This is the warm greeting of John the Baptist to the crowds coming to hear...
The One Who Kept Walking

The One Who Kept Walking

Jesus called his followers to abide in him, or remain in him. There was a man living thousands of years earlier who did just that—by walking.“Altogether, Enoch lived a total of 365 years. Enoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more, because God took him...
Turn Down the Heat

Turn Down the Heat

Ryan Nilsen led me to rethink. His presentation to the recent CLB Central Region convention challenged our notions about how we welcome new people into our churches.In my church, we have engaged in self-evaluation. Among our strengths, we see a warm welcoming core...
Life Moves You

Life Moves You

Recognizing physical life as a wonderful gift is a moving and mobilizing experience:A young mother saw a documentary film series about where modern culture was heading in its devaluing of human life. She was moved to help organize a crisis pregnancy center. Nearly 40...