Motives in Ministry

Ministry in the kingdom of God can be tremendously fulfilling and joyful. We live to feel the Lord’s smile upon us. We long to know that he is blessing our work with fruitfulness for his glory. It’s  one of the best feelings in the world. But Christian ministry is also fraught with many hazards, asContinue reading “Motives in Ministry”


“The Lord, the God of their ancestors, sent word to them through his messengers again and again, because he had pity on his people and on his dwelling place” (2 Chron. 36:15) When I lived in New York City in the 1980’s, it seemed that bicycle messengers were everywhere, weaving adroitly through multiple lanes of traffic, miraculouslyContinue reading “Messengers”

Trusting God and Loving People

A few weeks ago, while on a trip, I heard in a radio interview the statement, “We are never commanded in Scripture to trust people, only to love them. We are commanded to trust God and to love people.” This arrested my attention, and I have been chewing on it ever since. More than justContinue reading “Trusting God and Loving People”