Reviving Crushed Dreams

Reviving Crushed Dreams

Between childhood and adulthood something harmful happens.  The world, at some point, crushes our childhood capacity to dream we can make a difference in the world. When I turned ten I realized I would never be a big-league baseball player–this is an acceptance of reality. But the world (a system that leaves God out, 1 […]

God’s Power in You

God’s Power in You

Jesus’ words and deeds on the night of the Last Supper were focused on helping the disciples grasp a truth as revolutionary as the first use of an incandescent light. “On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you” (John 14:20). In […]

The lie about forgiveness

The lie about forgiveness

Has anyone ever asked if you’ve done something nobody knows about? Or, asked if you’ve had something done to you no-one knows about? It’s not like everyone has a dark secret. At least, not that dark or deeply hidden. But lots of us do.  And few things trigger fear more than a question that threatens […]

How I hope to face hardship

How I hope to face hardship

On December 17, 1850, Captain Allen Gardiner and six companions landed at Patagonia on the southern tip of South America. They made that long journey to bring the gospel to a people so primitive that evolutionist Charles Darwin said they existed “in a lower state than in any other part of the world.” Gardiner had […]

When you lack the needed faith

When you lack the needed faith

We all face situations where a gap exists between the faith we have and the faith needed to release the power of God into a situation. Like the dad who begged the Lord’s disciples to evict a demon from his son. The evil spirit would trigger convulsions and try to kill the boy by throwing […]