Posts by forerunner
Should Christians Drop Out of Politics and Stop Fighting Culture Wars?
Someone might say, “Christians need to drop out of politics and the culture wars. Otherwise, our witness will be tainted, and that’s the biggest issue. Let us be known as being for Jesus instead of being against all these other things.” … For me, the bottom line is simple…Read More
Where Is the End of Racism?
There may be plenty about diversity to affirm, and plenty of differences to accept – and we can do that – but there’s something MUCH deeper – something that pre-dates all our potential dividing lines. Something that binds us together as a human race….Read More
Even in 2020 Hope Doesn’t Disappoint
On the inside cover of my journal, there’s a space to write a word. A word to mediate and think on, creating a framework for the upcoming pages and days. January 1, I wrote…Read More
Responding to Disaster
When public tragedies took place in Jesus’ time, He used them as opportunities to call people to repent. Was Jesus insensitive to the feelings of His countrymen who may have feared for their own lives? Was He cruel and heartless to dismiss the felt need of hurting people who may have lost a loved one in the current calamities of His day?Read More
What Is God Saying through COVID-19?
In this current crisis, God is saying something to the Church and something different to the world. He is dealing with His Church and dealing with the world at the same time. … This crisis presents an opportunity for us as believers, to learn to be a real New Testament Church….Read More
Meeting the Threat of COVID-19
Matt Bennett, Founder and CEO of Christian Union, wrote this article as the first of 40 daily devotionals produced by Day and Night to accompany its call to 40 days of prayer and fasting for America. “When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command the locust to devour…Read More
A Message of Hope from a Chinese Christian to America
Not meeting in my local church building for Sunday worship because of the coronavirus reminded me of my church experience in China before becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen. Our gatherings were forced to scatter; our meeting places were bulldozed; believers were threatened and arrested. Christians in China are still persecuted for their faith, resulting in a lot of unknowns for tomorrow among God’s people. Nonetheless…Read More
Viral Love in Times of Crisis
The story of pandemics is as old as human history. In fact, the rise of Christianity probably would not have happened without them. A close look at the records from Roman cities of the era reveals that the Christian response to epidemics is a large part of the reason why faith triumphed over unbelief….Read More
Today’s guest blogger is Sarah Monson. “Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving.” The…Read More
Are You Sleeping?
There are few things more tragic than a sleeping church in a time of great need. In Luke 9:32, as Jesus prayed on the mountain, His appearance was radically transfigured. Yet, Peter, James and John almost missed it, simply because they were “overcome with sleep”….Read More