Wilfredo “Choco” De Jesus grew up in Humboldt Park, one of the most crime-ridden neighborhoods in Chicago. He lost his own brother to gang violence and saw firsthand what broken, desperate people are willing to do to get by.
A few days ago, I was dreading the upcoming weekend. I didn’t want to think about Father’s Day—partly because it was the second year since my father had died, and partly because my elderly mother’s health is failing. I honestly felt like crawling in a […]
“We cannot fight the enemy and end up demonizing those who follow him. It may seem to win a battle more quickly but will make the eventual need for peaceful coexistence even harder.” —Rick Joyner, The Final Quest
Christians breathed a sigh of relief last October when Pakistan’s Supreme Court acquitted Asia Bibi, a Christian mother of five on death row, of blasphemy charges against Islam. What many might not have noticed was the Islamic rationale.
The nearest and dearest thing to my heart is to see people become “born again.” However one of the saddest things for me to see is quick prayers prayed over people, who have heard a quick Salvation message, and then to see them politely told […]
He has the power to break my heart, fill my heart to overflowing, or turn it to stone. No one person should have that kind of power over another, but he does. With just a few choice words, he can make me feel like a […]
California megachurch pastor Greg Laurie taught his congregation about the role of the Holy Spirit in a believer’s life, and also explained what the Bible means by the unforgivable sin of blaspheming against the Holy Spirit.