I’d be willing to bet that many of us have never fully understood who Jesus really was when he walked this earth. There are so many outside forces that can distort our view of the real Jesus.
Just look at the accounts of Jesus’ healing ministry. He would touch a leper who needed to feel His compassion (Mark 1:40-42), put His own saliva on a mute man’s tongue while placing His fingers in his deaf ears (Mark 7:31-37), allow His healing power to flow out through the desperate touch of a bleeding women […]
When I was in my mid 20’s, I took a group of junior high students on a backpacking trip one summer on the Cumberland Plateau. It was unbearably hot and dry. There was even a moment when dehydration and heat exhaustion became a valid concern. But what I remember most from the trip is what happened when […]
Every man has unanswered questions. Questions about his value, his skill, or his usefulness. Whether debilitating or just nagging annoyances, these questions persist unless resolved. Past generations had it better, I think, when society understood that it took deliberate, focused effort to turn boys into men, when mastery mattered, and when men needed to prove […]