Prayer Changes Things

Read: 1 Kings 17:17–24 If you’ve ever visited Christian bookstores, you likely have seen bracelets or plaques or bumper stickers with the statement, “Prayer Changes Things.” For years I thought that statement was trite. After all, lots of these bookstore statements are trite: “God is my copilot,” “Christians aren’t perfect, just forgiven,” “Honk if you [...]

The Tyranny of Individualism versus the Liberty of Community

  Absence of state coercion is not equivalent to political liberty.  Political liberty is possible only when there is a series of independent social institutions that check each other’s authority.  These institutions are communities.  Man cannot live without community (Gen. 2:18).  Aside from the Bible itself, perhaps no work in recent times has made that [...]