MORE SINFUL, MORE LOVED
By Doug Ponder on July 25, 2018
Becoming Worse Since Becoming a Christian?
I recently met with a friend who was worried about some trends he had noticed in his life. Since coming to faith in Jesus several months ago, he has often felt like he is even more sinful today than he was before. How could that be? he asked. Does this mean that God...
By Doug Ponder on July 18, 2018
The ‘Free Sex’ That Costs You Dearly
In the 1960s it wasn’t polite to talk about sex, so people talked about “love.” People especially talked about “free love,” which again, really meant “free sex.” Spurred on by the development of “the pill&rd...
THE POWER OF AN ORDINARY LIFE
By Doug Ponder on July 11, 2018
The Tug of War Inside Us All
There exists within all of us both a longing for greatness and a misunderstanding about the power of an ordinary life. Or as several have said in various ways: Everybody wants to change the world, but nobody wants to do the dishes.
There may be some debate as to how we got to ...
By Doug Ponder on July 4, 2018
She said, “So what will you do with all your time once you’re not working anymore?”
The lady was talking about my wife’s former job teaching college classes online, but she was implying (whether she knew it or not) that there are two kinds of moms out there: those who do wh...
OUT OF THE DARK
By Doug Ponder on June 27, 2018
If you’ve ever been in a cave before—a real cave without lights for tourists—then you know what total darkness is like. When you turn off your flashlight, you can’t see anything, not even the hand you hold two inches in front of your face. You know your hand is there, but yo...
GOD’S PLAN FOR THE CHURCH
By Doug Ponder on June 20, 2018
What's the Point of the Church?
Ours is a time of deep confusion concerning what God designed the local church to be and why he calls us to participate in one. For some, belonging to a church is something of a routine or ritual: “I’ve always done it this way.” For others, it’s a matter...