“My husband was a Christian when we got married,” Anna began. It’s not the first time I’ve heard this story: An intelligent man, unable to square his faith with his logic, walks away from faith. I was like Anna’s husband once. I told Anna that in college I didn’t become… Read More
Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart. – 1 Peter 1:22 “Obeying the truth” was an idiom in Peter’s day for conversion to Christianity. Everyone who has undergone this conversion is… Read More
“Please, do you want a picture?” Our guide herded us into position in front of the photographer. “This is how we live,” she said.
God put on skin and moved into this neighborhood two thousand years ago. Today Bethlehem is part of the West Bank, cities walled in behind concrete erected by the Israeli government.
Inside the walls unemployment is almost 60% today. Outside, in the rest of Israel, it is less than 6%. Inside the walls Christians make up, at the very least, 15% of the West Bank’s population. Outside the walls Christians are less than 2% of Israel’s population.
Almost all of us bought a copy of our group’s photograph. To support our brothers and sisters living in Bethlehem. View Post
I’m in a hotel room in Lincoln, Nebraska munching on a cinnamon roll courtesy of the kind folks at Union College – maybe the most encouraging college campus I’ve ever set foot on. I sang songs from Third World Symphony and spoke about Compassion International with students last night. And… Read More
On the bus, before going on stage, the guys in Jars of Clay and I sang hymns and prayed together, thanking God for the opportunity of the night and asking Him to use us. Then we went on stage and sang about Jesus for everyone who showed up. View Post
“We who were formerly no people at all, and who knew of no peace, are now called to be…a church…of peace. True Christians do not know vengeance. They are the children of peace. Their hearts overflow with peace. Their mouths speak peace, and they walk in the way of peace.”… Read More