optimism

The Death of Prince Philip: Continuing the Case for Christian Optimism

Price Philip, Continuing the case for Christian optimism

If you have established a personal relationship with Jesus, how would he describe that relationship today? To draw closer to him, listen to him in his word and meet with him in worship. Ask his Spirit to show you anything that is blocking your relationship with him and confess what comes to your thoughts. Then ask Jesus to make himself more real to you than ever before, knowing that he wants such intimacy with you even more than you do with him.

Making a Counterintuitive Case for Christian Optimism

Making a Counterintuitive Case for Christian Optimism

We may be the last generation before judgment. We may be living in that generation that refuses to repent and return to God and is so far gone, a holy Lord has no choice but to judge us. As is often said, if God does not bring judgment against America, he owes Sodom and Gomorrah an apology. But we may not be that generation. It may not be too late. It may be that many in our nation will turn to God in repentance leading to genuine spiritual awakening.

An Ancient Story and the Transforming Power of Optimism: Three Reasons for Thanksgiving

An Ancient Story and the Transforming Power of Optimism: Three Reasons for Thanksgiving

In writing on thanksgiving during a pandemic, my purpose is not to be naïve but to suggest that choosing an attitude of gratitude even in the darkest days is best for us. It honors the One who made us, loves us, and redeems us by his grace. And it shows a suffering world that our hope is based not on our suffering world but on our loving Lord.

‘Things Like This Happen All over Planet Earth All the Time’: The Key to Optimism in Hard Times

‘Things Like This Happen All over Planet Earth All the Time’: The Key to Optimism in Hard Times

“This is Odessa, Texas. Things like this don’t happen here. This is small-town Texas.”

This is what Senior Pastor Del Traffanstedt told his congregation Sunday morning after a shooter killed seven people and injured twenty-two in his community. His church is within sight of the movie theater where the violent chase ended.