Follow Me and I Will Make You…What?

The other night at the small group that I attend, the leader of our group taught on Jesus’ calling of his first disciples. In this story from Matthew 4, Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee when he saw two brothers, Simon, called Peter, and his brother, Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake because they were fishermen. Jesus said to them, “Follow me and I will make you ...

Why Bad Things Happen to Good People: A Response to Suffering

There is almost no adult living in America today who can’t distinctly remember where they were when terrorists flew two commercial airliners into the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers killing nearly 3,000 people. I was in Maine and watched the fall of the towers in complete shock and horror. Our nation’s grief was compounded two years ago when a young gunman entered the Sandy ...

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