Hard-Working Preachers

The title of this article should not be considered an oxymoron, but if it is to you, based on the preachers you know, then you have got a preacher problem. Jesus charged men to “Go into all the world and preach the gospel” (Mark 16:15). No matter how you...

Parting With Possessions

Many first-century Christians had to face persecution the likes of which few of us today have ever seen. Persecutors would plunder Christians’ property. How would you react if because you were a Christian your belongings were confiscated? The recipients of the letter...

Change Your Name

History is rich with ironic twists that had tremendous impact on the world. Johann Georg Hiedler was a miller and a wanderer who moved from one Austrian village to the next. His first marriage in 1824 ended abruptly with the death of his wife and infant son. It was...