Answering the Daily Beast “Devil” Article

Based on the article from Matthew Paul Turner on thedailybeast.com: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/02/16/why-american-christians-love-satan.html Matthew, interesting article, I agree that many Christians attempt to associate the actions of individuals as connecting with Satan’s camp. And therein lies the problem. The focus of the church aligns the actions of the individual with the devil – but not the outcomes.…

The Ministry of “Reconciliation”

All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. (2 Cor. 5:18-19, NIV, emphasis added) This, then, is how…

Why Just in Crisis?

The Typhoon in the Philippines; Hurricane Sandy; the devastation of the Gulf Coastline; and (closer to home) the flooding across the South, the last few years have seen their share of crises. For the millions that suffer, the process of healing and recovery extends far past the press coverage. But in the immediate moment, and…