YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND IN ME
By Doug Ponder on Aug. 6, 2019
How to Rent a Friend
Uber lets you rent a stranger’s car. AirBnB lets you rent a stranger’s house, and now comes Ameego, which will let you rent a stranger. For a small fee, you can pay someone to hang out with you.
That someone would invent something like this isn’t all that shocking. The In...
THE DARK GUEST
By Doug Ponder on June 18, 2019
Sin: More Than What You Do
When it comes the word “sin,” most people think of morally wrong acts or actions. If they are especially discerning, they may include morally wrong attitudes and thoughts as well. But almost no one thinks of sin as a person, yet this is precisely how the apostle Paul re...
ALL THE FEELS
By Jessica Ponder on May 2, 2019
All the Feels in All the World
Long before the emergence of the hashtag #allthefeels, there was me. I have always been a “feeler.” I’ve cried about scones, I’ve cried about orphans, I’ve cried at Johnson and Johnson’s baby commercials, and I’ve cried about hurt feelings. ...
KNOWING THE WILL OF GOD
By Doug Ponder on Jan. 16, 2019
The Great Search
I don’t know any Christian who hasn’t wondered about the will of God for their life. What does God want me to do? How can I know if God’s will, not mine? What am I supposed to do next?
Unsure of what to do, many people feel that they must "pray hard," "live rig...
GOOD NEWS FOR EVERYONE
By Doug Ponder on Dec. 12, 2018
Into the Lion's Den
Paul had to have seen it coming. All the signs were pointing in the same direction, confirming what was revealed by the Spirit through Agabus the prophet. Paul was headed for certain capture, imprisonment, and probably death.
But he went anyway. Never mind that the Jews had received fal...
SIN LIKE GRAVITY
By Doug Ponder on Dec. 5, 2018
An Invisible Force
Whenever we jump, whenever we trip, whenever we try to get out of bed in the morning, gravity is there working against us. We all feel its tug. It pulls us down toward the surface of the Earth, and it does this whether we like it or not.
Scientists call gravity a “law of nature,”...