The Pain of Hope

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.”  Anne Bradstreet   Hope is such a strange thing.  We love it, and yet we simultaneously despise it. It can be the most painful thing.  Do we dare to … More The Pain of Hope

The One

If the gospel is only relevant in Christian worship circles or mass conferences but doesn’t apply to every individual then something is seriously missing. … More The One

Standing in the Gap

What does it mean to “stand in the gap” for someone? Biblically, there are physical and spiritual examples of this concept.  (Ps. 106:23; Ezek 13:5, 22:30, Nehemiah 4:16, Isaiah 58:12, I Timothy 2:1) When the Israelites were rebuilding the wall in Nehemiah 4, half of the people literally stood by the ones working, with weapons … More Standing in the Gap