We take pills to ease it, hold prayer meetings to heal it, develop strategies to avoid it and do research to remedy it. We may even doubt the existence of God because of it. But there is one aspect of pain that us moderns rarely consider: That suffering could be part of God's purpose for
What if the 'wilderness' seasons of life where there to make us into a new kind of person? What if the wilderness was a transition point to a new Promised Land, a new mission in life or a new beginning? A Lent reflection on recovering from broken dreams with God.
TD Jakes' first church had 10 members. Today his Potter's House Church in Dallas, Texas sees over 30,000 attend its services each week. Jakes has been praised for his service to the poor, the imprisoned, the drug addicted and abused, but critics worry about his mansions and tailored suits, and whether his beliefs put him
For some people, pain is the reason why they can't believe in God or spiritual things. But for others, pain is the very thing that prompts their search for 'something more'. In Episode 2 of this article and podcast series on the book Unseen Footprints, we explore the role pain has in spiritual searching. Includes
Pain, pleasure, beauty and longing - could these and other human experiences be 'whispers' of God to us? Could God be trying to get our attention through them? I believe so and, if followed, those whispers can lead us to life's most significant discovery.