Overcome

I think a lot of times we hear the word, “overcome,” and we think of someday. Of eventually, when we’re going to fight that great, big, important battle (you know, argue that atheist professor, or graduate from college after many long nights, or run a marathon, or win that competition, or publish …

Children of God

“See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God; and such we are…” (1 John 3:1a) “See how great a love.”  In and of themselves the words are stunning.  They were some of the first words from the Bible that …

Incarnation

//In my study of 1 John 1, one of things that struck me the most was the awesome truth of what it meant for God to become human in the form of Christ.  I wrote a whole article on it; and then I realized I could probably say it better …

Cliques and Koinonia

I hate cliques.  I hate them so much.  I hate them even more because I’ve been a part of them.  It’s galling to realize you’re in one of the groups you’ve always secretly condemned – the group that stands off by itself, silently discouraging all contact.  It’s not like you …