When I Was a Child

When I Was a Child

I rounded the corner to hear my son call my three-year-old grandson to come out of the woods behind their house. There was only a slight hesitation as the boy slowed, momentarily. “Put on your listening ears,“ my son warned. “I left them in the woods,” replied the...
Cloudy with a Chance of Obedience

Cloudy with a Chance of Obedience

Though we don’t know the exact numbers, most scholars agree that several million Hebrews followed Moses out of Egypt. The Lord led them with a cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night, (Exodus 13:21). When the Egyptian army pursued them, the cloud moved behind the...
Children of God in Fact

Children of God in Fact

Cultures and religions around the world have traditionally drawn an analogy between the Creator as a father figure and humans as His children. As the Apostle Paul waits in Athens for Silas and Timothy, he addresses those he finds in the Aeropagus, a local pagan...
Can We Surprise God?

Can We Surprise God?

Some time ago, Pew Research released the results of a survey of 35,000 American adults, showing a decline in individuals identifying themselves as Christians. In the past eight years, nearly 8% fewer Americans self-identify with the faith. One out of three...