Monthly Archives: September 2005

Have Mercy!

One of the hardest parts of Jesus’ life for me to grasp is His perfect, endless, tender mercy for all people. In the Gospel of Matthew, this theme of mercy is very prevalent. Two times Jesus quotes Hosea 6:6, For I desire mercy and not sacrifice, And the knowledge of […]

A Global Vision

Should all Western missionaries pull out of Asia forever? Of course not. God still sovereignly calls Western missionaries to do unique and special tasks in Asia. But we must understand that when it comes to in which Western missionaries are no longer able to do church planting as past eras […]

If I Believed…

(Keep in mind this article was written by an atheist…) If I firmly believed, as millions say they do, that the knowledge and practice of religion in this life influences destiny in another, then religion would mean to me everything. I would cast away earthly enjoyments as dross, earthly cares […]

Parable of the Life Saving Station

Written originally in 1953 by an Episcopal priest named Theodore Wedel. “On a dangerous seacoast where shipwrecks often occur there was once a crude lifesaving station. The building was just a hut, and there was only one boat, but the few devoted members kept a constant watch over the sea, […]

Bonhoeffer – Cheap Grace

Cheap grace means grace as a doctrine, a principle, a system. It means forgiveness of sins proclaimed as a general truth, the love of God taught as the Christian ‘conception’ of God. An intellectual assent to that idea is held to be of itself sufficient to secure remission of sins. […]