The Significance of Buildings is their Story

The Significance of Buildings is their Story

Our world was aghast this week when Notre Dame in Paris was heavily damaged in a fire. Many people have posted pictures of past visits, thankful they could see it before this happened. Our own family was there in 1992, when we visited friends in France. Already, there...
The Prosperity Test

The Prosperity Test

We are in the midst of 4 Connection Pointe teams going out between Feb 20 – Apr 20 India Turkey Roseland (Ms Pearl) Kenya All of these places have significant challenges of poverty, with several having the added test of persecution because of being a Christian. But...
Theology vs Real Life in India

Theology vs Real Life in India

We returned from India March 3. Great trip. Always good to be with believers on their turf in their home country. Always inspiring and humbling to hear their stories. As expected, my teaching on theology of suffering paled in comparison to the suffering we learned...
Theology of Suffering (Part 4)

Theology of Suffering (Part 4)

God provides the will and supplies for going well through suffering. Have you ever wondered how you would handle a persecutor threatening your life, or a time of deep despair when all hope was lost? I have. I do not know how I would respond, but I know there are...
Theology of Suffering (Part 3)

Theology of Suffering (Part 3)

Principles from Be Still, My Soul In preparing to share about suffering, I’ve been reading Be Still, My Soul and learning how other followers of Jesus view suffering. Here’s what they said: Suffering is not something to avoid. God can use suffering. See what He did...
Theology of Suffering (Part 2)

Theology of Suffering (Part 2)

As my wife and I sorted through our thoughts in this dark time, we reached an understanding that suffering is a normal part of the Christian life.  In fact, Jesus himself suffered… when he was tempted (Heb 2:18) he learned obedience from what he suffered (Heb 5:8) he...