"…Renewals and revolutions begin quietly, like faith itself. They start growing from one tiny seed, the staggering thought: things don’t have to be like this…"
John V. Taylor
Bishop of Winchester
To dwell in theory and abstraction serves as one of Christianity’s most tempting and crippling sins. Thinking is easy; working is hard. As the insightful Don Chaffer sings, we are far too often “long on diagnosis and short on cure.” … more
Italian philosopher and writer Niccolò Machiavelli once stated, “The reason there will be no change is because the people who stand to lose from change have all the power, and the people that stand to gain from change have none … more
A defined code of law is a staple of what most people would consider a “modern society.” Every American student learns in their first serious world history lesson about Hammurabi’s Code from Babylon. “An eye for an eye and a tooth … more
Acts 16 shows an extraordinary example of God’s sovereignty reigning over the power of men. Yet it is easy to misconstrue that sovereignty in this story. As Paul and Silas cast out a demon from a fortune-teller, her owners realize … more
There are times when I read the Bible that the people and their cultures seem so far away from me that I feel detached from the story. Their lives are so different from mine in how they eat, dress, where … more