Articles by Jon Bloom
“Take nothing for your journey.” That’s what Jesus said to his disciples when he sent them out. No staff, no bag, no bread, no money, no extra clothes (Luke 9:3).
I wonder if they gave each other worried…Continue Reading
“O you of little faith!” (Luke 12:28). That’s me.
In January I was reworking the family budget for the New Year. As I thought through what we might give for the spreading of Jesus’ kingdom, I was tempted…Continue Reading
Judas simply could not understand Mary’s ridiculous decision. During dinner she had just taken a jar of expensive perfume and dumped it on Jesus’ feet! That perfume was worth almost a year’s wages. What a waste! Just think what could…Continue Reading
Does Jesus’ metaphor here strike you as a bit odd?
Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I…
“Spatial disorientation” is something that happens to an aircraft pilot when his plane enters dark storm clouds and he can no longer see the horizon or the ground. Points of reference that guide his senses disappear and he can no…Continue Reading
Are you waiting for something? I mean really waiting with deep longing in your soul for something beyond your control? You might be waiting to conceive a child, receive financial provision, see a loved one come to…Continue Reading
On the night of December 15, a seminary in Indonesia was attacked by a mob of 2000 angry Muslims, forcing students and faculty to flee for their lives. One student was caught and surrounded. The mob demanded that he renounce…Continue Reading