REPENT AND BELIEVE
By Doug Ponder on July 11, 2017
The First Words of Jesus
When I’m on vacation in a new place one of my favorite hobbies is to find a brick-and-mortar bookstore where I can read the opening lines to classic works of literature.
“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in w...
BLESSED ARE THE HUNGRY
By Doug Ponder on July 4, 2017
Hungry for More
One of the ways of understanding what’s wrong with the world is to analyze what’s wrong with our desires. We want things we can’t have, so we complain (Phil. 2:14), or we covet (Ex. 20:17) or we argue (Jas. 4:1), or we even hurt others and ourselves (Jas. 4:2).
WHAT MAKES A WOMAN?
By Doug Ponder on June 27, 2017
Jenner vs. Feminism vs. Jesus
From time to time God gives us an occasion for seeing our hardhearted blindness. By almost every measure, the Bruce Jenner saga is just such an occasion.
In the first place, we have witnessed our society support someone who is very sick instead of actually helping him. In the name...
BABY ON BOARD
By Doug Ponder on June 20, 2017
The World Doesn’t Revolve Around You[r Children]
“The world doesn’t revolve around you.” “You’re not the center of the universe.”
I was reminded of those truths quite often when I was growing up, and probably every instance was deserved. Like the rest of mankind, I was...