Controlling the Unpredictable — The Power of Promising

Here is a classic article by Lewis Smede about making and honoring promises, originally published in Christianity Today in 1983.

A human promise is an awesome reality. When a woman makes a promise, she thrusts her hand into the unpredictable circumstances of her tomorrow and creates an enclave of predictable reality. When a man makes a promise, he creates an island of certainty in a heaving ocean of uncertainty. Can any human act, other than the act of forgiving, be more divine?


Voddie Baucham Defending Scripture on CNN

Voddie Baucham lays down the law as an unmovable force on CNN.  Bravo!

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If you haven’t read Voddies’ book Faith-Driven Family you are missing out on an excellent exhortation for Christian’s to get the family right.