Category: Pastor’s Blog

“Mercy and Grace”

Mercy is defined as “not getting what you deserve,” that is each of us deserves going to hell. Grace is defined as “getting what you don’t deserve,” which means forgiveness, abundant life, and eternal life. Jesus never uses the words mercy or grace in the Gospels. He shows. Later, Paul would tell. Jesus shows it […]

Titus Coan: The Book!

Some of you reading these posts know that I am very close to publishing a biography of the missionary Titus Coan. It looks like Wipf and Stock will publish it in late September or early October. At that time you may buy it from the publisher or receive and inscribed copy by me. If you […]

“The Prayer of Jabez”

Recently I returned to a short Bible prayer that was very popular in 2000. It was an obscure Old Testament verse until Bruce Wilkinson wrote a book entitled “The Prayer of Jabez.” Since then, Karin and I and our daughters have prayed it out loud a lot together (we put it into the plural. I […]