Power-Under, Part 3: Power Matters

Power-Under, Part 3: Power Matters

Day Three: Power Matters Matthew 17:22& 23, 27; Mark 9:31& 32; Daniel To add to the brilliance of Jesus’ dealings with Peter, the miracle He worked for His divinity-slighting disciple, affirmed His divinity. Imagine Peter, as excited as a little boy, running to the shore, fishing pole in hand. Not only is he about to witness a miracle, but

The Book of Esther (Part 12: Unusual Callings Come in Unusual Circumstances)

The Book of Esther (Part 12: Unusual Callings Come in Unusual Circumstances)

A Matter of Life and Death As noted in a previous article, the book of Esther is built upon the theme of life and death. Lives are threatened (the king’s life by the doorkeepers, Mordecai’s life by Haman, and the lives of the Jews by Haman), lives are lost (the doorkeepers, Haman, Haman’s sons, and the enemies of the Jews), and lives are saved (Aha

“Sell All You Have”

“Sell All You Have”

"When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “You still lack one thing. Sell everything you have and give to the poor… Then come and follow me.”  (Luke 18:22)   Some time ago in a theology class I was told that a certain Peter Waldo had grossly and foolishly misinterpreted Luke 18:22 when around 1160 he up and sold all he had and started a nondescr

The Ultimate Sacrifice

The Ultimate Sacrifice

No one goes into marriage thinking tragedy will strike them. No one enters nuptials with even the thought that they will undergo pain. And no one stands at the altar thinking that their vows will be tested so early into their marriage. Yet for Ben and I, this is exactly what happened. At only twenty-four, our marriage was put through the fire, and