Historical Relic or Priceless Treasure?

Wind ensemble, academic regalia, inspiring speeches, uproarious cheers from families (who probably paid the bills), and a joyous celebration of thousands…including dancing bagpipes! This was the scene at our daughter Abigail’s recent graduation...

Cuban Culture and the Church

Cuba’s culture is filled with contrasts: beauty and decay, wealth and poverty, modern and classical art. Vivid colors, classic American cars, stilt walkers, living statues—these are just a few of the vibrant examples of Cuban culture that I experienced...

Hard Hearts and Tender Spirits

“If you live in a graveyard too long, you stop crying when someone dies.” This saying captures one aspect of the desensitization that leads to a callous heart. We could update this phrase for our times by changing just a few words: “If you perform abortions...

Extravagant Generosity

The church I was visiting in Georgetown, Guyana, had been cobbled together from leftover lumber, plastic, and tin. It provided minimal comfort and only the barest of protection against the extreme heat and humidity. The road to the church had been not so much a...

Hate What God Hates, Love What God Loves

“Love the sinner, hate the sin.” I get it, in theory. But because sin, by definition, is an act committed by a human being, it can be challenging—in practice—to separate the two: sinner and their sin. When a person commits a transgression—against me,...

From “Pro-Life” to Life-Giving

“When you think of a pro-life person, what is the first thing that comes to your mind?” This is the question I recently asked to a group of bright college and career singles in a local, Bible-believing church. Their energetic responses took more than 20...
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