Don’t Quit Before You’re Finished

A couple of idioms come to mind when contemplating the Indianapolis Colts’ loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday, December 17: “It ain’t over ‘til it’s over,” Yogi Berra is known for having said about baseball’s full, nine-inning games with 27 outs; and, “It’s not over ‘til the fat lady sings,” meaning that nothing isContinue reading “Don’t Quit Before You’re Finished”

Why Christ Came to Earth

George MacDonald, in his poem entitled “That Holy Thing,” speaking about the coming of Jesus Christ and the expectation of the world at the time of His coming, wrote: “They were all looking for a king to slay their foes and lift them high; Thou cam’st—a little baby thing that made a woman cry.” And,Continue reading “Why Christ Came to Earth”

When God’s Hand is Upon a Church

Depending upon which church growth expert you have been reading, there are supposedly thousands of churches closing their doors every year. A number of possible reasons are cited. To hear that a local body of believers, a church, has closed its doors is dismaying in the least. Churches are living organisms, bodies that are appendagesContinue reading “When God’s Hand is Upon a Church”