5 Reasons To Love Advent

  advent |ˈadˌvent| noun [in sing. ] the arrival of a notable person, thing, or event: the advent of television. • (Advent) the first season of the church year, leading up to Christmas and including the four preceding Sundays. • (Advent) Christian Theology the coming or second coming of Christ. ~ Oxford American Dictionary   … [Read more…]

Hiking In The Dark

My Resplendent Bride, Danielle Welcher, is my guest contributor today.  Danielle is an alumnus of Emmaus Bible College in Dubuque Iowa, as well as a graduate of Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis.  She has served as a missionary teacher in the Republic of South Sudan with Africa Inland Mission, and is a middle school … [Read more…]

3 Things We Can All Do From Romans 12

The unfolding tragedy of this world is mind numbing. As the Christian is faced with brutality piled upon the unspeakable he often feels helpless.  What shall we do when the cancer diagnosis comes, or perhaps more importantly: what do we do after years of unsuccessful treatment?  What shall we do to comfort our sister facing … [Read more…]

A prayer for Evangelicals

As I work through the prayer book for the rest of us, “The Valley Of Vision” I came across today’s reading according to Joe Thorn’s reading plan, titled “Paradoxes”.  This is a prayer for all of us dwelling and existing, here and there, in the safe theology connoisseur West.    ” O CHANGELESS GOD, Under the conviction of … [Read more…]