Here are a couple of books that explore tough questions Christians often face as they seek to live out their faith in a post-modern world. Truth Matters: Confident Faith in a Confusing World, by Andreas Kostenberger, Darrel Bock, and Josh Chatraw (BH Publishing). Truth Matters is designed for busy college students. It is short, well-written, and easy to read in a few hou...Keep Reading
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At the ACC after-school tutoring program a few weeks ago Pastor David casually mentioned to me that he and Sobeyda were going to be hosting a refugee family from El Salvador. My heart jumped with excitement...what an opportunity for ACC to show the love of God! I also was encouraged by their willingness to share their living space with strangers, knowing they give so much already as a Pastor and Counselor. The next day Carolina and her almost 11 year old son Onandy arrived....
Breezewood is a small town in western Pennsylvania, located at the intersection of two major highways. It has been called "the city of motels." Every year, millions of travelers exit the highway in Breezewood, looking for a chance to rest. Even though the population of the town is only 1,413, it is estimated that 1,000 people are employed there in restaurants, gas stations...Keep Reading
I once knew a man who ate the same food every day for years a liverwurst sandwich and Italian butter cookies. He swore by this diet and lived well into his nineties. But to be honest, if that is all I had to eat, I'm not sure I would want to live that long. Most of us crave variety in our meal plan. We enjoy tasting different kinds of food. Strangely, however, when it co...Keep Reading
When I was in elementary school and the teacher took attendance at the beginning of the day, students would respond to hearing their name by saying "here" or "present." Those who were absent, of course, would say nothing at all. There were only two options. You were either in school or you weren't. Present or absent. There was no in-between, no degrees of attendance. No on...Keep Reading