Early in November many churches around the country observe the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. Hebrews 13.3 says, “Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you are also in the body.” The verse speaks of early Christians who were in prison […]
All kinds of definitions of saints have been given. A cynic once said, “a saint is a dead sinner, revised and edited.” I recall that the famous writer Robert Louis Stevenson said, “the saints are merely sinners who kept on going.” William Barclay, the Bible commentator said, “a saint is someone whose life makes it […]
Cities have spiritual temperatures. So suggests a recent joint study from the Barna Group and the American Bible Society which ranked 100 cities on their “Bible mindedness.” http://cities.barna.org/americas-most-bible-minded-cities-2014/ Now let’s back up. We know from the Bible that cities have spiritual temperatures. Babylon was a city-state in Mesopotamia which destroyed Jerusalem. It came to personify […]
Below are new episodes of the TAKE 5 series on the subject of “Advent”, which airs weekdays on WTLN 950 AM Radio at 6:55 am & 5:55 pm and is now available on Android, iOS, or Windows Mobile. For more information visit rts.edu/takefive.
Let’s stop and think for a minute about the deep roots of St. Nicholas. There would be no Santa, no St. Nicholas, if there was not first a Jesus movement in Asia Minor (the area we know as modern day Turkey). Today’s a good day to think about the roots of St. Nicholas. Why today? […]
Below are new episodes of the TAKE 5 series with a few “Thoughts for the Week”, which airs weekdays on WTLN 950 AM Radio at 6:55 am & 5:55 pm and is now available on Android, iOS, or Windows Mobile. For more information visit rts.edu/takefive.
The statistics about sexual assault in our nation are jarring. But the stories about sexual abuse in churches and Christian ministries are most disturbing. It is an issue no one likes to talk about. Join me as I interview Justin Holcomb about his new book, and how we can not only make our churches safe […]