Jesus Our Blessed Hope

“We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.” (Hebrews 6:19 NIV) As I began writing my editorial this encouraging verse from Hebrews was featured in my morning devotional booklet Our Daily Bread. I’ve been amazed … (read more)

Thankful In This Time

This is a time like no other. We are facing a crisis unlike anything we have known before. The global coronavirus pandemic has created severe hardships and perplexing challenges that leave us rightfully and gravely concerned. On a personal level … (read more)

Sent to the Shadows

And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, … (read more)

Is the Lord Calling You?

I heard a new word recently: administrivia. As you might imagine, this word was used by one of those bright, dynamic, no nonsense, leadership gurus. These individuals have no time for the seemingly unimportant bits of data and details that … (read more)

What To Expect (and Do) When God Directs

Handing control over to someone else can be rather uncomfortable and unsettling for some of us, perhaps most of us. After all, generally we want things “our way.” The idea of another person making choices that will affect us deeply … (read more)

“By Invitation Only”

Upon seeing that a special occasion is described as “by invitation only,” some might find themselves frustrated or jealous if they wish that they could attend the big event. Others, however, might be elated and feel quite privileged because they … (read more)

Just Tell Them About Jesus

About three years ago I slipped into a meeting of Twin Cities pastors to hear a well known and somewhat controversial systematic theologian speak on the topic, Preaching Christ In An Age of Religious Pluralism. An inner-city pastor asked, “Should … (read more)

St. Luke’s Goes On!

One of our newest African involvements is located in the world’s newest country, South Sudan, christened on July 9, 2011. The last half of 2013 revealed the rapid development of St. Luke’s Theological College in Bor, the capital of Jonglei … (read more)