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The long, complex and mysterious life (and faith) of Prince Philip…

It’s a short scene from second season of “The Crown,” but certainly one the illustrates what the creators of the Netflix series thought of Prince Philip Mountbatten-Windsor — at least at one stage of his dramatic life. In 1955, while Graham was in Sc...[Read More]

God’s love, burning its way through history, is harsh and dreadful and merciful…

The Paschal Triduum this year seemed like a return from exile: Holy Thursday’s Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper, in church; Good Friday’s Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion, in church; Saturday evening’s Easter Vigil, in church&...[Read More]

As clouds of schism loom, Friday marks 94th birthday of Benedict XVI, “the anchor that kept Germany rooted in Christ”…

Did the Church place too many of her theological eggs in one Bavarian Easter basket? The question occurs as Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI — born on Holy Saturday and baptized the same day in the newly-blessed Easter water — celebrates his 94th birthday ...[Read More]

Archdiocese of Port-au-Prince says Haiti facing “descent into hell” after brutal “400 Mawozo” gang kidnaps 7 priests, 3 others …

The Catholic church has warned that Haiti is facing a “descent into hell” and condemned government inaction after 10 people, including seven members of the clergy, were abducted by kidnappers demanding $1m ransom. “For some time now, we have been wit...[Read More]

New book, new rules: Why Jordan Peterson wants to talk about God…

In his runaway 5 million copy bestseller “12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos” (Random House Canada, $25.95), Jordan Peterson emphasized the need for order. In his new book “Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life” (Portfolio / Penguin, $29), he wor...[Read More]

This woman founded a startup and grew rich and miserable. Now she’s a contemplative nun. See how she explained it to her former business partners…..

Montserrat Medina Martínez was an up-and-coming woman in Spanish business. Despite being only 36, she has gone from success to success professionally. With a scholarship from Stanford, she created a Silicon Valley startup that she late...[Read More]

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Healthy Living from the Inside Out

When you try to live independently of Me, you experience emptiness and dissatisfaction. You may gain the whole world and yet lose everything that really counts....

The boy who could not read, hear or talk

In Nepal, a majority Hindu country in the Himalayas, the government tries to hinder the growth of the church. But without success – the church grows strongly, o...

You are in Heavenly Places RIGHT NOW (Ephesians 1:3)

Does God forgive suicide? Spoiler alert: YES! And what is Paul referring to in Ephesians 1:3 when he writes about heavenly places? Is that heaven or something e...

A real sharing community

The first church was marked by the fact that the Christians had everything in common. There was no need among them. Many people in today’s fast-paced world have...

The Origin of the Mosaic Law

My Gospel Dictionary online course has a new lesson on “Law.” In it, I briefly explain why the Mosaic law was given. The reason is simple: God wanted a personal...

97,344 people accepted Christ in Rwanda

A record-breaking 97,344 people accepted Christ in baptism during a two-week evangelistic outreach by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Rwanda. The baptisms t...

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carrying my cross: rejecting self-help to embrace self-sacrifice

I am in the midst of carrying my cross, and I am embarrassed about it. I want my eyes fixed on Jesus’ feet: His toes caked with dirt, leather straps stretched a...

Psalm 104 and the Goodness of God

Nearly eight years ago, my family left our tidy neighborhood home on a city lot and settled onto an eight-acre homestead with two Hereford cows, a 2,000 square ...

Healthy Living from the Inside Out

When you try to live independently of Me, you experience emptiness and dissatisfaction. You may gain the whole world and yet lose everything that really counts....

How to Have Zen-Like Peace

The phone rang. By the time the conversation was over, it felt like someone knocked the air out of my chest. Before I answered the phone I was happy, content. I...

what happens when we redefine strength

Easter night. Curtains open. The sky so dark I can no longer see out, just my reflection in the glass. It is a beautiful lull from the fun of March Madness. (We...

5 Things to Remember When You’re Struggling to Find Clarity

The lie from the enemy of your soul is that you cannot go on. Maybe he’s telling you that no one really cares about you or your pain. Maybe he’s telling you tha...