Henri Nouwen gives us some food for thought about solitude from his book The Way of the Heart: “Solitude is the furnace of transformation. Without solitude we remain victims of our society and continue to be entangled in the illusions of the false self.…In order to understand the meaning of solitude, we must first unmask […]

Nehemiah was not fooling around, he meant business. He pointed the people to God by reading the word of God, and then, crazily enough, he actually expected people to follow it (see Nehemiah 9.1-38)! He was serious about God’s business — and are we surprised, after all he’s done to rebuild the walls, the gates, and the […]

A. W. Tozer cogently and challengingly remarked in his work The Knowledge of the Holy: ‘Wherever God appeared to men in Bible times the results were the same — an overwhelming sense of terror and dismay, a wrenching sensation of sinfulness and guilt. When God spoke, Abram stretched himself upon the ground to listen. When […]