The MOST Tragic Verse in the Bible

Unlike the last post, this verse offers no immediate hope, so I call it the most tragic. I know this is a judgment call, but for me, the verse evokes such a deep well of sadness. Ironically, it also opens the deeper well of God’s compassion. It does so by revealing His heart, one that suffers. […]

One of the Most Tragic Verses in the Bible

When I read this verse, something in my stomach drops. It is heart-rending, describing realities I see and feel. It comes from the Old Testament book of Isaiah where God speaks to His people about their frantic pursuit of other nations to save them. Here is the verse: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, […]

Ancient Paths for Seeking God (Pt. 4)

This is the last in a four-part series describing some tried and true ways Christians have drawn close to God through the centuries. For this fourth post, I want to look at a path that taps into our most powerful mental capacity, the imagination. Because of it, we are able to dream, create, and discover. […]

Ancient Paths for Seeking God (Pt. 3)

This is the third in a series of four posts on ancient ways Christians have sought God. The path described in this post turns the focus to our lives. Of course, we need to read the Scriptures to grasp how God works, but this path invites us to read our lives to see how He […]

Ancient Paths for Seeking God (Pt. 2)

This post will feature another ancient way of seeking God, one that is both subversive to modern culture and counterintuitive to our inner life. We assume that we always need to come to God with our words and thoughts. Scripture certainly urges us to pray this way. But sometimes good friends can be together without […]