Last week I sent my son to his room for being unkind to his brother. I heard wailing for a long time. Well, at least he feels bad about what he did, I thought.
When I went in to talk to him about it, it was clear that his tears were self-centered. He was sad about his circumstances, but he wasn’t sad about his sin. I asked hopefully, “Are you crying because you hurt your brother?” Yeah, right. His blank stare told me he hadn’t…
If you had to summarize Scripture in 12 verses, which would you choose? Here are mine:
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1).
“So God created man in his own image; in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them” (Gen. 1:27).
“I will put enmity between you and the woman, and…
Speared to death.
The phrase has been written so many times it’s almost lost its meaning.
Five American missionaries, speared to death by members of an Amazonian people group. The widow and the bereaved sister who forgave the killers and lived with them in order to share the story of Jesus.
American evangelicals tell this story again and again—on radio and in magazines, at concerts and conferences, in books and movies. Sometimes we flesh it out, sharing details from that week in January 1956 when the five men died, or from Elisabeth Elliot and Rachel Saint’s early life with the tribe. More…