God isn’t a Literacy Coach

“God isn’t a literacy coach.”That’s the message I heard from my mom one afternoon during college while we were talking on the phone. I was pacing around outside the public library, and talking about how I sometimes (make that often) had trouble reading the Bible.  Opening it was a scary thing for me, because ofContinue reading “God isn’t a Literacy Coach”

There is No Contest

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” John 1:5 What does it mean to “overcome” here?  For me, it brings up images of a struggle between light and darkness, which rubs against my understanding. I mean, I get that there’s definitely spiritual warfare in the world, but there’s alsoContinue reading “There is No Contest”