Living for Today

In a poem titled Discipline which Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote while in prison, we read, “Dare to do what is just, not what fancy may call for; lose no time with what may be, but boldly grasp what is real. The world of thought is escape; freedom comes only through...

Attractional Christianity

Over the past several years some new terms have surfaced in the Christian Church across our land. Two that are heard very often are Seeker Sensitive and Attractional. Under these banners some very large churches have come into being and are presently operating. In...

Regarding One Another

Many years ago, while pastoring in Moab, Utah I came across a poster in a Christian Bookstore that featured two bulls head-to-head trying to gain ground on the other. Below the picture was the caption, “Lord, please forgive others when they don’t see things my way.”...

Nearer, Still Nearer

A precious old hymn says, “Nearer, still nearer, close to Thy heart, draw me, my Savior so precious Thou art.” I’ve been thinking about life in Christ and how it is not a destination but a journey. It may begin with a profession of faith and an embracing of the work...

God’s Great Desire

“First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. This is good and acceptable in the...