“My brother took an unusually serious tone with me to say, ‘Nik, I think it is time you got saved. At first, I didn’t understand what he meant. He saw my puzzled look and began to explain we were just talking about this in my Sunday School class, and ‘I’ve been thinking you’re old enough … More “The Insanity of God: A True Story Of Faith Resurrected” by Nik Ripken
I know Christians all around the world just celebrated Jesus Christ coming back to life, achieving the impossible (Matthew 19:26). Neither am I trying to take away from the whole passion process which led up to Jesus Christ’s horrifyingly painful death on that cross. Furthermore, I am not dismissing the whole trial (in which people … More Jesus Christ’s Physical Death On That Old Rugged Roman Cross Revisited…
“I actually liked going to church to see my school friends in Sunday School. I even enjoyed Sunday Worship. I especially loved the choir music. It prompted my very first sense of awe. Church felt so different than any other part of my life, usually in a good way. But that also meant that church … More “The Insanity Of God: A True Story Of Faith Resurrected” by Nik Ripken
The day after the Sabbath was the first day of the week. At dawn on the first day, Mary Magdalene and another woman named Mary went to look at the tomb. At that time there was a strong earthquake. An angel of the Lord came down from heaven, went to the tomb, and rolled the … More JESUS CHRIST HAS RISEN!!!
Over 2000 years ago, this day (Good Friday) is supposed to signify the beginning of Jesus Christ’s death. The cross had served its purpose, an instrument of death. Past the six hours it took for His agonizingly painful death on that cross, Jesus was ready for His burial. Another Joseph (one of the priests) offered … More Good Friday? Really, Jesus Christ Had To Die To Make Good Friday Possible!!!
“Later that night, lying on top of a sleeping bag spread out on a concrete floor, I mentally reviewed all that I had seen and heard in just a few hours. … And at the moment the prayer that I was praying was mostly complaint. ‘Lord, God, why me? Why here?’ Just in case God … More “The Insanity Of God: A True Story Of Faith Resurrected” by Nik Ripken
It seems like to me that one of the reasons God made me slower than your “average” person is to prevent me from being too fast-paced, Getting Pulled In Too Many Directions after my horrendous, nearly fatalistic car accident when I was less than a month graduated from high school (exactly 18 days after my … More When Busyness Creeps Into Your Personal Time With God (Getting Pulled In Too Many Directions)…
“According to my research, the best estimates indicated that the entire nation of Somaliland with the entire population of seven hundred million people there were only enough followers of Jesus to perhaps fill in the pews of a small church as we had back home in Kentucky.”-Nik Ripken “The Insanity Of God-Official Trailer” “Committed”-Newsboys “Confidence”-Sanctus … More “The Insanity Of God: A True Story Of Faith Resurrected” by Nik Riken
Naturally, I was wondering where to take this week’s blog as it pertains to The Risen Christ. Recently, I had a challenge to what I believe, and my own sense of inadequacies in myself. I am confident that I could have said it better. A flood of verses that are supposed to comfort me only … More The Challenging Aspects Of Proclaiming What You Believe -The Risen Christ…
“Naturally, my hosts wanted to know about me, especially why I had come to Hargeisa, and what I hoped to accomplish. I told them about Ruth and my boys back in Nairobi, and then shared some of my personal background. … coming to Africa 7 years ago, and working until recently in two different African … More “The Insanity Of God: A True Story Of Faith Resurrected” by Nik Ripken