The Old Testament is full of displays of God’s power—protecting Daniel in the lions’ den, the parting of the Red Sea, the ten plagues of Egypt. These feats are incredible. When reading about them, it’s hard not feel a sense of awe… and fear. Because a power like that can be terrifying. But if God is a God of love—of forgiveness—should we fear him? It’s a question that great thinkers, authors, and religious figures have been asking for centuries.Continue reading
When Barry Roberson received a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease and progressive supranuclear palsy, he was told he had four years to live. Grappling with the news, he took to the hills behind his house to pray… and received an answer that he never could’ve anticipated: “Build dollhouses.”Continue reading
If God knows each and every one of us, sometimes better than we know ourselves, what is the purpose of prayer? As God says in Jeremiah 1:5, “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you.” He knows our every thought and desire. He knows what we want and what we need—even if we don’t yet know it ourselves. So, if God knows all, why pray? Spiritually sage people, from pastors to philosophers, offer their own answers to this question.Continue reading
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