The Zone of Entire Consecration: Part 3

What did Jesus really ask his disciples to do when he said, "Follow me"? We might answer this in different ways. We could say he was asking them to become his pupils. After all, a disciple is one who follows. We could also say he was calling them to be fishers of men. That is …

The Zone of Entire Consecration: Part 2

He came to Jesus and asked, "Good Teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life" (Mark 10:17)? His question appeared genuine. A good question. Jesus' first response was what he wanted to hear: "You know the commandments..." (Mark 10:19). That, he could do! In fact, that is what he had done. He …

The Blessing of Persecution: Reflections on the Recent Plight of Christians in Iraq

Over the last few weeks the world has stood in shock as we have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by ISIS (Islamic State) in Iraq. The shock has been so great that is seems the world community has been paralyzed to mount a response. Our present generation has never seen evil on such open display. We …