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What a Friend We Have in Jesus

What a Friend We Have in Jesus

Joseph Scriven was born in September 1819 to wealthy Irish parents. He received the best education money could afford. More importantly, he received a Christian upbringing and grew into a godly young man, well-respected in his community. As a young man, he fell in...
More Love to Thee

More Love to Thee

Elizabeth Prentiss was a nineteenth-century American author, perhaps best known for the most famed of her novels, Stepping Heavenward. A pastor’s daughter and, later, a pastor’s wife, she struggled for most of her adult life with debilitating health. Reflecting on...
Be Ready

Be Ready

Phil Ryken tells the story of Austrian mountaineer Hermann Buhl. While scaling Nanga Parbat in the Himalayas, his team encountered one of the worst blizzards they had seen. The team decided to abandon the climb and return to camp. Buhl opted to continue alone. He...
Deliverance from Evil Men

Deliverance from Evil Men

Nobody can deny that we live in a disordered world. When God created the heavens and the earth, there was disorder (Genesis 1:1–2). He spent the next six days bringing order to disorder (Genesis 1:3–31). But then human sin entered the world and, with it, disorder...
Headwinds

Headwinds

Biosphere 2 was an experiment carried out in an Arizonan desert in the United States between 1987 and 1991. The idea was to create an artificial ecological system as the perfect environment for growing plants and other living systems. The lessons learned, it was...
God Unchanging

God Unchanging

The ancient Greek philosopher, Heraclitus, once said, “Man cannot step into the same river twice.” His point was that things are always subject to change. If you step into a river and then into the same river moments later, things have changed, even if imperceptibly...