The story Jesus tells in Luke 15:11-32 is a very familiar parable to many of us. In fact, it is probably the most well-known of all Christ's parables. And the danger in this is that it is quite easy for us to think to ourselves, "Oh, I know all about the parable of the prodigal son. There's nothing new for me to learn from it." But there are some very common misconceptions … [Read more...] about Wayward Sons and a Prodigal God
In this article, I review Jonathan Landry Cruse's book The Christian's True Identity: What It Means to Be in Christ and share whether I believe it would be a valuable resource for growth in your Christian life. The Christian's True Identity: What It Means to Be in Christ, Jonathan Landry Cruse, Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2019, 155 pages. About the … [Read more...] about Book Review: The Christian’s True Identity
I have been a conservative Republican most of my adult life (I still self-identify as such). It seems to me that would normally tend to influence me towards a “stay in your own country, solve your own problems” stance in regards to those who live in other countries. Recently, I’ve begun to ask myself when my perspective on poverty, immigration, healthcare, etc. began to … [Read more...] about My Changing Attitudes About Poverty, Immigration, Healthcare, etc.
It’s been awhile since I’ve read from the book The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk, MD. It’s not a particularly easy book to read - because of the heaviness of the content - and I think that heaviness keeps me from reading it straight through (I’m almost exactly two-thirds of the way through the book). A few days ago, … [Read more...] about Good News for Trauma Victims
In Chapter 1 of Carolyn Leslie Knight's book In Search of Persons of Peace (subtitled "Inspirational Stories of How Ordinary People Influence Multitudes for Christ"), Dr. Knight tells the story of Kolean, an elder and wise man of the Santal people of northeastern India, and how he became a crucial element in God's plan to bring thousands of the Santal people to … [Read more...] about In Search of Persons of Peace, Chapter 1