Nothing to Fear

In his March 4, 1933 inaugural address, Franklin Delano Roosevelt said, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.” The fear of failure, called atychiphobia (also…

The Ministry of Prayer

Everywhere, people are hurting. Whether it is physical pain, emotional trauma or just spiritual weariness, suffering abounds. We must never close our eyes or desensitize our hearts to those who are in pain. But, how should we minister to them?…

The Right Hill to Die on!

Because we live in a world populated with self-interested sinners, warfare will be an ancillary characteristic of our existence. And, since the beginning of warfare, military strategists have been confronted with the difficult job of sending soldiers to die to…

Saved Without Contingencies

Con·tin·gent adjective \kən-ˈtin-jənt\: depending on something else that might or might not happen; a happening by chance; unpredictable. That’s how Merriam Webster defines contingent. To be non-contingent is to speak of something that is sure, certain, and unconditional. When I…

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