As you’ve no doubt read, the highly respected South African activist and politician Nelson Mandela passed away yesterday. Mandela long career contain many highlights, but it’s his message of forgiveness rather than vengeance—even in the face of terrible injustice—that is likely to be his most lasting legacy. While Mandela’s life and passing are being widely […]
Have you noticed anything different about Bible Gateway today? We’ve got a new logo! If you’ve been using Bible Gateway for any length of time, you know that we’ve grown and evolved immensely over the last decade. In the seven years since we last revised our logo (which suggested a stylized person proclaiming God’s Word), […]
What did your life look like twenty years ago, in 1993? That was the year we all first gawked at the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park and watched agents Mulder and Scully investigate aliens in The X-Files. Computing giant Intel was showing off its brand-new Pentium processor. If you were particularly tech-savvy, you might have been […]
It’s hard to focus on regular daily tasks when your news feeds and social media hangouts are filled with terrible news like today’s: “deadly tornado devastates Oklahoma town.” Our hearts go out to everyone affected—especially to families who lost precious children today. We hope you’ll join us in praying for this community—the victims, the rescue […]
Mel Lawrenz, the author of “Spiritual Influence” and Minister at Large of Elmbrook Church, reflects on “one large truth” at the heart of faith, prompted by the passing of influential author Dallas Willard.
Much has been written over the centuries by Christian thinkers and theologians trying to frame the horror of violence and murder within a Biblical perspective we can understand. But when we witness violence as random, senseless, and vicious as yesterday’s Boston Marathon bombing, even the most saintly believer finds it impossible not to ask “Why would God let this happen?”
Mel Lawrenz, Minister at Large for Elmbrook Church and leader of The Brook Network, shares his reflections on the the Connecticut school shooting. As I sit in an airport watching on television the unfolding horrific story of the shooting at the school in Connecticut, I overheard an airport worker say to someone else: all those […]
Please join us in praying as details emerge of a deadly school shooting today in Connecticut.
A guest post by Mel Lawrenz of The Brook Network. I was just with two friends from Cuba who waited anxiously to hear from their families whose towns were devastated by Hurricane Sandy, and now the monster storm bears down on the U.S. Big storms are ominous. They arrest our attention. They remind us how […]