The Three Wives of David Livingstone

EVERY CHRISTIAN FACES THE DANGER THAT a goal, or relationship has become idolatrous. It can happen to the best Believers. How would we know that this has happened? The answer is simple. We will begin to compromise God’s will to serve the idolatrous focus. David...
Girolamo Savonarola, The Prophet of Florence

Girolamo Savonarola, The Prophet of Florence

IN 1992 JUDY AND I VISITED FLORENCE, ITALY. In the central square, unchanged for centuries, we found a small brass plaque embedded in the pavement. It was dedicated to Girolamo Savonarola, one of the cities past heroes. Knowing quite a bit about this man, I was deeply...
WHY DID OUR FATHERS REJECT SELF-ESTEEM?

WHY DID OUR FATHERS REJECT SELF-ESTEEM?

EVERY CULTURE ASSUMES FACTS about God and man. They are like glasses through which we view life. Most are unaware that they have them on or that the assumptions of other times and places differ. But nothing could be further from the truth. Our cultural lenses are...
John Wesley, “No Half Christian”

John Wesley, “No Half Christian”

IN 1739 A THIN, FIVE FOOT TWO, thirty-six year old Anglican priest mounted a small eminence in a brickyard just outside the city of Bristol, England. At a time when less than 1% of English men had a college degree, he was an Oxford graduate, and he had been trained to...