Nearly every week when I zip together my personal laundry bag, I thank the Lord for the lesson He taught me from that zipper. That zipper is an old metal one, in good condition, but as contrary as they come. Fo[...]
For those who are struggling to be thankful this year because of the election results, I just want to share a thought. I understand the concerns of those who feel certain groups who tend to be marginalized will[...]
An incident when I was 15 years old triggered one of my deepest crises of faith. My family went to visit “Aunt Bertha,” a beloved missionary friend who had served in Argentina for many years. She was one of my [...]
I couldn’t get out of bed, not even to walk eight feet into the bathroom. If my feet touched the floor, my plans would be ruined. I had asked God to wake me up at 5 a.m. because I couldn’t use an alarm. I had a[...]
Jay Bell, who for many years led the Internationals USA program, continues to take a look at immigration from a biblical perspective. He currently serves as mobilization pastor at the Winona Lake, Ind., Grace B[...]
It’s no secret that the United States is changing ethnically. Whether it is because people come on their own to seek a better life or are moved for political reasons, many of our communities have taken on[...]
In the Bible, the word “holy” is used to describe who God is. God is holy from both a transcendental perspective and an ethical one. When we say that God is holy, we mean that He is beyond us, He is not contain[...]
by Zac Hess Does anyone use a map or atlas anymore? Most millennials may only vaguely remember the family road trip that required thoughtful planning with time spent pouring over a map to discuss the best route[...]
by Tim Sprankle My wife and I secured a spot on the eastern rim of the Grand Canyon. We had spent the day hiking with two friends; our legs were weary from switchbacks and steep inclines. Dusk arrived and touri[...]
I’ve been an enthusiastic worshipper since I was a toddler (my mother told me I sang really loud). I began planning and leading worship when I was 17. So my heart is really into this subject. The church is neve[...]
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