The Journey Toward Simplicity

The Journey Toward Simplicity

Simplicity is an important but potentially elusive part of a persons faith journey. When we consider simplicity, we tend to think about it as an outward reality. We think of simplifying our lives by getting rid of possessions, by eliminating unnecessary busyness, or...

Prayer and God’s Sovereignty, Part 4

In previous parts of God’s Sovereignty and Prayer, I have argued that God does not change his mind on some things (e.g., his promises), but that he does change his intended actions based on the prayers and response of people. If this is true, then it raises the issue...

Prayer and God’s Sovereignty, Part 3

In Part 2 of Prayer and God’s Sovereignty, we examined some Bible passages that provided strong support for the belief that prayer can change the mind of God. We now turn to some passages that suggest that God does not change his mind -what he intends to do he will...

Prayer and God’s Sovereignty, Part 2

Providence and the Purposes of God The doctrine of God’s providence is closely related to God’s sovereignty. Millard J. Erickson defines providence as “the continuing action of God in preserving his creation and guiding it toward his intended purposes” (Christian...