Crossroads: I Know Whom I Have Believed

When we ask Jesus to be our friend forever, when we tell God that we know that Jesus died for us and that we want to follow God, we are committing our lives to God. We are saying that God knows better than we do and that we will listen to God and follow what God tells us to do. We will act like Christ by following God.

Crossroads: Pray for Everyone

When I was a kid, I wanted to pray for everyone. Every night as we said prayers at bedtime, I always added “God bless the whole world.” Every time we had prayer request time at GAs, one of my requests was for “the whole world.” Looking back, I realize that it may have been a little silly.

Formations 05.26.2019: Timothy and Epaphroditus

In the last two years of his life, my grandfather Bill and I often talked about the last verse in the book of Judges.

Formations 11.15.2015: Make Mistakes!

“Girls can’t be doctors. Girls are nurses, and boys are doctors.” I was used to my students saying weird and silly things, but this one made me spin around fast. My student, E, was confidently explaining to K why she couldn’t be a doctor when she grew up.

Formations 09.27.2015: Defending the Culture of Dignity

Sociologists from California State University and West Virginia University recently published a paper identifying three different ways human beings have regulated interpersonal relationships: honor culture, dignity culture, victimhood culture.

Formations 09.06.2015: Bad Habits

In his rambling novella Notes from the Underground, Fyodor Dostoevsky joins the authors and artists who ponder the idea that human beings have subconscious thoughts and memories.