Bart Byl

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You Cannot Obey God Without God

Years ago, I was pondering the Great Commission, especially the second half of it and it occurred to me that the Great Commission has a second half. …

The Lasting Pain of Quick Fixes

My wife and I recently attended a two-day seminar on chronic pain at the Mayo Clinic. We were trying to learn more about how to deal with my wife’s …

The Good Unwanted Gift of Singleness

I wanted an MRS degree. Instead, I got a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.<p>I was never the girl who dreamed about getting married. I entered …

Eight Words from Jesus in a World with Refugees

I lived in Syria. I grieve over the destruction and death that occurs there every day. Since 2012, I’ve been living in a neighboring country, seeking …

Faith

Awaiting the Fullness of Joy in Service

My phone rang on Monday morning. “I wanted to call to tell you this in person,” my co-worker opened. “And it is not good.”<p>Not what I wanted to …

Jesus Will Provide the Wine

Why did the wine run out at the Cana wedding (John 2:1–12)? Did the hosts plan unwisely? Did uninvited guests turn up and exceed their capacity? Did …

Wine

The Greatest Thing You Could Do Today

Imagine walking up a mountain alone. But it’s no ordinary mountain. The ground beneath you is shaking, and the entire mountain is covered in smoke. …

What Comes After Thanksgiving?

Thursday brings another Thanksgiving, and Thanksgiving begins the end of another year. The United States will collectively pause over turkey and …

Positive Thinking

Thanksgiving Starts on Sunday

When we gather together to worship, something wonderful is happening in us. While opening the Scriptures, singing, praying, and giving our offerings, …

The Dawning of Indestructible Joy

Advent is for adoring Jesus.<p>The Christmas season is one of the busiest times of the year. But it is also a season of reflection and preparation for …

Theology

Winsome Weirdos

According to the apostle Peter’s first letter, labeling Christians as “winsome weirdos” is not only linguistically alliterative; it is also …

The Help of God in Every Step

Dark shadows fall over the closing pages of John’s Gospel. For our Lord himself, there is the shadow of the cross; for the disciples, the shadow of …

Theology