Successful, not faithful?
Oh how I chaffed when people kindly told me, "God doesn't call us to be successful, he calls us to be faithful." 12/07
Jesus Wasn't Kidding
Do we really want to know what kind of obedience Jesus expects from us? The details are not for the faint-hearted. 8/07
The Question of the Last Judgment
The question was serious and demanded a well-founded answer. Do Christians get a pass at the Last Judgment? What does the Bible say? 3/07
Adventures with Mary and Joseph
Some churches today would have you think following God conveys health, wealth and comfort. Mary and Joseph's experience was a little different. 12/06
God Forbid It!
The path Jesus followed—and expects us to follow—is as shocking to us today as it was to Peter back then. 12/06
To what does God want us to devote our lives? Jesus tells us it is the issues of justice, mercy and faithfulness that matter most. 1/05
Lessons in Reconciliation
Attempting reconciliation can be a humiliating experience that leaves us vulnerable to additional pain and suffering. And after we go through all that, it might not even work. So why even try? 1/03
Praying for Enemies
The unexpected consequences of struggling to heed Jesus' Matthew 5:44 command. 08/01