God’s Plan

By Peter Amsterdam


The core teaching of the New Testament can be found in one of the most beautiful verses of Scripture: “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16 ESV)

This verse reveals the amazing truth that the Creator of the universe loved the human race so much that He sent the second . . .  read more


By Virginia Brandt Berg


“Lord, make all the bad people good,” a young boy prayed, “and then make all the good people nice.” Unfortunately, in this imperfect world, sometimes we have to live around people who aren’t always good, and other times we have to live around generally good people who aren’t always nice. We’ve all been in situations where we feel we’ve been unjustly treated or misjudged, and we almost certainly will be again.

At times like . . .  read more

Paradise—The Land of Love


Have you ever wondered what happens when you die? Is there really such a place as Heaven? Is there such a place as Hell? Does God exist? If you’re afraid of dying, you don’t need to be, because there is a beautiful kingdom called Heaven awaiting all those who love God.

If you could catch a glimpse of that heavenly realm, as some people who have had near-death experiences have done, then you would know beyond a shadow of a doubt that there is life after death, that Heaven is real, . . .  read more

Overcoming Spiritual Apathy

A compilation


Then Isaiah said to Hezekiah, “Hear the word of the Lord: The time will surely come when everything in your palace, and all that your predecessors have stored up until this day, will be carried off to Babylon. Nothing will be left, says the Lord. And some of your descendants, your own flesh and blood who will be born to you, will be taken away, and they will become eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.” “The word of the Lord you have spoken is good,” Hezekiah . . .  read more

In This World but Not of It

A compilation


Prepping for my radio interview with Os Guinness on his new book, Impossible People, I read something that stopped me in my tracks:

The truth is that the world, as Christians have known it for many centuries, has gone—and gone for good. Gone so decisively, any simple return or reclamation is out of the question…. Christian culture warring has been in vain. (Os Guinness, Impossible People)

Though I did not expect to read those words, as I let them sink in I realized that this . . .  read more