Category Archives: Conviction

Getting Right About Being Wrong

He who covers his sins will not prosper, But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy. (Proverbs 28:13, N.K.J.V.) A businessman stopped at a restaurant and ordered a cup of coffee. The waitress didn’t even try to disguise her … Continue reading

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The Most Shocking Convert Ever

(Series: “The Early Church of Jerusalem” post #15) Imagine Osama Bin Laden becoming a Christian and asking to speak in Christian churches. Imagine Adolph Hitler converting to Judaism and asking to speak in Jewish synagogues. Imagine the Grand Wizard of … Continue reading

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A Story About the Value of Waiting Just a Little Bit Longer

In his booklet¬†When Everything Goes Wrong, Adrian Rogers tells the story of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. Solzhenitsyn, a Christian, was a Russian writer who was an outspoken critic of communism and the Soviet Union. In February of 1945, he was arrested for … Continue reading

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When You Know What to Do But Don’t Do It

“And that servant who knew his master’s will, and did not prepare himself or do according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.” (Luke 12:47, N.K.J.V.) It’s one thing when you honestly don’t know what to do about … Continue reading

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A Strange Prayer Request

A man and his wife joined a local church. The couple were out of work and had precious little food and clothing, and it wasn’t long before they asked the church for help. The church lovingly obliged by providing plenty … Continue reading

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Going Back Home

New York’s Bowery Mission was founded in 1879 and still serves today as a rescue mission and men’s shelter. Sam Hadley was once the superintendent there and told a certain story about the place. The story goes as follows. One … Continue reading

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Your Feelings Might Be Real, But They Won’t Impress an Atheist

“A Thought-Provoking Book” series (post #2) We’ve begun a series of posts on the book,¬†Why I Left, Why I Stayed. The book is coauthored by the father-son team of Tony and Bart Campolo and explores the reasons why Bart Campolo … Continue reading

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