Prayer Update November 30, 2018

As we move into December, our fall semester is moving to its finale.  Students are working hard to finish papers and prepare for final exams.  Professors are gearing up for all the grading that comes when the students turn in…

Tuesdays with Jeremiah (Chapter 29)

This chapter consists of prophetic letters sent between Jerusalem and Babylon.  Jeremiah wrote two of the letters (4-23; 31-32), Shemaiah wrote the other (24-28). The letters highlight the continuing conflict between Jeremiah and false prophets—a conflict emphasized in chapters 27-…

Tuesdays with Jeremiah (Chapter 28)

The opening time marker in chapter 28 indicates a continuation of the events recorded in chapter 27:  “in the fifth month of that same year, the fourth year, early in the reign of Zedekiah . . .” (1).  So this…

Tuesdays with Jeremiah (Chapter 27)

In this chapter Jeremiah lives out his calling as a prophet to “nations and kingdoms”, a prophet sent to “uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant” (1:10).  He has a message for kings and…

Tuesdays with Jeremiah (Chapter 26)

This chapter is dated “early in the reign of Jehoiakim” (1) which makes it one of five chapters specifically tied to events from this time period (four chapters are from the “fourth year of Jehoiakim”—25:1; 36:1; 45:1; 46:2). Chapter 26 likely…

Prayer Update November 2, 2018

It's been several weeks since I've posted fresh prayer requests.  Last Friday I was at a meeting for presidents of Canadian Christian colleges, universities and seminaries.  We were given the data from a major study on Christian teens moving into…