Our Disappointments With Prayer

“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours” (Mark 11:24). These words of Jesus (and others like them) immediately raise questions: Jesus couldn’t have meant what He said here, could He? Aren’t there many exceptions to a statement like this? But doesn’t this turn prayer into […]

To Be Human Is To Be Angry

To be human is to be angry, whether it’s over political debates or marital spats. But it’s what we do with that anger that moves us toward destruction or redemption. Here’s a recent example from my own life. I have trouble projecting my voice when speaking publicly. To make matters worse, I often drop my voice […]