“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
The word, faith, seemingly has a lot of definitions to it. Like, you got to have “faith” that you can turn yourself around and stop doing whatever you’re doing. “Imagined faith” is what I call that because 9 times out of 10 (or it just seems like it), you fail at it miserably. Then you … More True Faith…
“I was told that the locals were still finding at least 50 land mines a day. Many of the explosives were discovered only when stepped on and triggered accidentally by animals or playing children. This was Somaliland in early 1992. … Yet, tragically, there would be many more months and countless more deaths before the … More “The Insanity of God: A True Story Of Faith Resurrected” by Nik Ripken