THE RETURN OF THE KING

  How can we be ready for Christ’s return?   Throughout history the return of the Lord Jesus Christ has been considered to be a cornerstone of the Christian faith, and it is this aspect that has stirred believers to a deeper commitment and urgency to take the Gospel message to the ends of the […]

THE KING AND THE MAIDEN

  By Danish Philosopher, Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855)   Suppose there was a king who loved a humble maiden. The king was like no other king. Every statesman trembled before his power. No one dared breathe a word against him, for he had the strength to crush all opponents.   And yet this mighty king was […]

The LIGHT of the world

One dark and ominous night during World War II, a US aircraft carrier was plowing through heavy seas in the South Pacific. All lights were out because of enemy submarines. One plane was missing. Somewhere in that pitch-black sky it was circling in a seemingly futile search for the carrier – its only landing place, […]

Singapore Visit 2014

  The last leg of my mission trip to South East Asia has brought me to Singapore, where I have had the chance to work alongside a number of churches and ministries to help further the spread and proclamation of the Gospel.   It has been a great blessing to speak and share at the […]

…ONE MOVE LEFT!

  Chess is by far my favourite board game of all.   It isa two-player strategy board game played on a checkered board with 64 squares arranged in an eight-by-eight grid. Each player begins the game with 16 pieces: one king, one queen, two rooks, two knights, two bishops, and eight pawns. Each of the […]

Pet Duck

Years ago I heard about a boy, Johnny, who went with his sister, Mary to visit their grandparents at their farm.   The grandmother had a pet duck of which she was extremely fond. It was a handsome duck, and one day, as Johnny was playing, he aimed with his slingshot at the duck and […]

The Orphan Girl

  Once upon a time there was a little girl whose parents had died. She lived with her grandmother in an upstairs bedroom.   One night a fire broke out in the house and the grandmother perished while trying to rescue the little girl. The fire spread through the house very quickly and the first […]

Is there any “grass on your path”?

Did you know that in one region of Africa, the first converts to Christianity were very diligent about praying? In fact, the believers each had their own special place outside the village where they went to pray in solitude. The villagers reached these “prayer rooms” by using their own private footpaths through the brush. When […]

PUSHUPS FOR DONUTS

There was a certain professor of religion named Dr. Christianson, a studious man who taught at a small college in the western United States. Dr. Christianson taught a required course in Christianity at this Particular institution. Every student was required to take this course regardless of his or her major.   Although Dr. Christianson tried […]