The Crisis of Meaninglessness

“’Everything is meaningless,’ says the Teacher, ‘completely meaningless.’” (Ecclesiastes 1:2 NLT) In a recent article by John Stonestreet of the Colson Center, he highlighted the teen mental health crisis. One New York Times journalist noted that “major depressive episodes” and teen suicides have increased by 60% since 2007. Stonestreet wrote: “The factors behind this tsunamiContinue reading “The Crisis of Meaninglessness”

Rejoicing When Times Are Hard

“Even though the fig trees have no blossoms, and there are no grapes on the vines; even though the olive crop fails, and the fields lie empty and barren; even though the flocks die in the fields, and the cattle barns are empty, yet I will rejoice in the Lord! I will be joyful inContinue reading “Rejoicing When Times Are Hard”

Grappling With Grief (Part 3)

“You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.” (Psalm 56:8 NLT) Two lessons I’ve learned and will pass on for your consideration. First, the truth upon which I’m seeking to build my life, which enables me to hold lifeContinue reading “Grappling With Grief (Part 3)”

What Will Hell Be Like?

“The rich man also died and was buried, and his soul went to the place of the dead. There, in torment, he saw Abraham with Lazarus at his side.” (Luke 16:22b-23 NLT) Let me begin with this disclaimer – NO ONE knows with certainty what hell will be like, except Jesus. So, my observations inContinue reading “What Will Hell Be Like?”

So You’re Feeling Unworthy?

“So he returned home to his father. And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him.” (Luke 15:20-21 NLT) When Jesus told the story of the prodigal son, He revealed to us the heart ofContinue reading “So You’re Feeling Unworthy?”