Before I begin my sixth and final post in the Insanity of God Series (which you can find here), I'd like to say thanks to Nik Ripken for writing this and retweeting my post that one time and being okay with me using his words. And thanks to you, readers. This has been fun. Let … Continue reading The Insanity of God. Six.
A quick post today to encourage you to joyously learn about God while you have the beautiful freedom to do so. You can only grow in persecution what you take into it. This is the lasting lesson of a few Chinese believers, honored by others for being in prison, but themselves feeling ashamed and guilty. … Continue reading The Insanity of God. Five.
A lot of Nik Ripken's stories involve house churches for believers in countries not allowed to meet at a physical building. Too often, especially here in the Bible Belt of the U.S., put too much emphasis on the church building, church politics, and really trivial things. Sure, some things are important to a church building … Continue reading The Insanity of God. Four.
I'm studying for finals and writing papers until next Friday, so instead of a long post today, here's a great quote from Stoyan, a man from Eastern Europe, from The Insanity of God! Read posts one and two if you'd like. I took great joy that I was suffering in my country, so that you … Continue reading The Insanity of God. Three.
The second in a series of valuable lessons in Nik Ripken's The Insanity of God book. See the first post here. Nik Ripken heard so many amazing stories during his journey to discover how Christianity can thrive in the midst of persecution. I was especially struck by his conversation with one Ukrainian man. Here is … Continue reading The Insanity of God. Two.
Spoiler alert. I just finished reading The Insanity of God, a book by Nik Ripken. If you're wanting to read it and discover the goodness for yourself, don't read any further! For the next few weeks, I'm devoting some blog space to a sort of series, if you will, about what I learned from this … Continue reading The Insanity of God. One.