When Faith Doesn’t Seem to Work

by Terry Powell I am not a Christian because my faith “works” for me. Talk to a devout Mormon, Muslim, or Buddhist and he’ll extol the here-and-now benefits of his faith. He’ll cite a serenity of spirit, or a sense of order that believing brings to his life. Yet his belief system contradicts mine, soContinue reading “When Faith Doesn’t Seem to Work”

Redeeming Pain

When history speaks, do we listen? by Terry Powell It’s one thing to say that God’s sovereignty redeems our pain or weakness for a greater purpose. It’s another thing altogether to see a vivid illustration of the truth. David Brainerd (1718-1747) took the gospel of Christ to Indians in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, oftenContinue reading “Redeeming Pain”