One Word, Two Meanings

The word temptation is used in two completely different ways in the Bible.┬áThe word is used to describe the times when the devil tempts us to abandon our faith. And the same word is used to describe the times when the Lord tests our faith to make it stronger. In Genesis 3 we read about…

Anything to Make Us Feel Warmer in January

In the land of finding just about anything to make us feel warmer as we shiver our way through another January cold blast, here are the record lows for the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul for the following dates in January: January 15: -37 January 16: -29 January 20: -32 January 21: -41…

Diversity in the Body of Christ

This past week was the district convention of the Minnesota South District of the church body to which I belong. Compared to the rest of the country, Minnesota is not thought of as a very diverse place but over the course of 24 hours at the convention I experienced a pretty impressive range of diversity.…