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There’s Still Hope

The news of late has been unbearable. The search for loved ones lost in the unexplained disappearance of a 777, a square-mile mudslide, and now a sunken ferry has left so many with a loss of hope. Yet what we see and hear in the repetition of daily news only mirrors the tragic losses that […]

Can a Saint Falsely Accuse God? | My Utmost For His Highest

Can a Saint Falsely Accuse God? | My Utmost For His HighestJesus’ parable of the talents recorded in Matthew 25:14-30  was a warning that it is possible for us to misjudge our capacities. This parable has nothing to do with natural gifts …

Cheerleading for Jesus – Strength For The Journey

Cheerleading for Jesus - Strength For The Journey“It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill.… Whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this …

one morning

There aren’t many days that noticeably change the world. In my lifetime I would count 9/11, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and perhaps a few more. Even so, today we conduct our business much as we did before those events.

Easter Every Day

A friend of mine, who is a preschool teacher, overheard an animated conversation among her students. Little Maria threw out the question: “Who loves God?” All of them responded, “I do! I do! I do!” Billy said, “I love Jesus.” Kelly protested, “But He died.” Billy said, “Yeah, but every Easter He rises from the dead!”

Survivor’s Guilt and Deep Gratitude

The story of a 71 year old woman who survived the tragic sinking of a South Korean ferry boat is full of mixed emotion. As she lies on a hospitable be with a broken back, and her life, she expresses survivor’s guilt, and deep gratitude for the young man who hung on to her after […]

Risen Indeed Podcast

For the follower of God, Easter morning represents the culmination of Jesus Christ’s victory over sin, and the promise of new life! This Easter weekend on Sports Spectrum, Baltimore Ravens chaplain, James Trapp, shares his personal story of God’s power to transform lives. Christ is “Risen Indeed!” Join Sports Spectrum this Easter weekend.

The Significance of Suffering

“Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.” Hebrews 12:3

Let’s be honest, most of us would have to admit…

carrying your cross

My wife was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in October 2012. I shared with a friend about the challenges this situation had posed for me. As we talked, he gently told …

Beware of the Least Likely Temptation | My Utmost For His Highest

Beware of the Least Likely Temptation | My Utmost For His HighestJoab withstood the greatest test of his life, remaining absolutely loyal to David by not turning to follow after the fascinating and ambitious Absalom. Yet toward the end of his …

The Spotlight

I’ll never forget the Easter Sunday in 1993 when Bernhard Langer won the Masters golf tournament. As he stepped off the 18th green to receive the green jacket—one of golf’s…

Casting a Long Shadow

A story appeared in Golf Digest some time ago in which the greatest golf courses in America were ranked. Number one? Augusta National in Georgia, where once again last weekend the greatest golfers in the world gathered for one of golf’s great spectacles: The Masters. Both Augusta National and the Masters were the dream of…

A Place Fit for a King!

“Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you?” 1 Corinthians 3:16

While in seminary I worked as a bellman in a luxury hotel…

Let’s look at the first Easter story from a fresh perspective

For those who’ve grown up in the church, the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection may have become overly familiar. Sometimes we forget the magnitude of His suffering on the cross! Let’s help restore the awe of Easter. We’re talking about “Malchus.”

an innocent man

On April 15, 1865, family, physicians, and government officials crowded around the bedside of US President Abraham Lincoln. He was unconscious and close to death from an assassin’s fatal bullet.