Scripture: Psalm 51 Doesn’t it seem like other people’s sins are so much more interesting—not to mention so much worse—than our own? After the incident with Bathsheba and the cover-up resulting in the murder of her husband Uriah, King David got a visit from the prophet Nathan.  Nathan didn’t […]
Somewhere around 1980, a musician by the name of Peter Jones was in his parents’ attic when he came across a bundle of very old letters. They were written to his great-great-grandfather, John Hunt, who had emigrated from County Mayo in Ireland in the 1850s, by his father, Bryan Hunt.
There are lots of stories in the Bible where someone’s name gets changed.
Abram becomes Abraham when God fulfills his promise to make Abraham the father of nations.
Jacob becomes Israel—“one who struggles with God”—after spending a night wrestling with his conscience, an angel, the spirit of the stream he’s camping beside, or God himself.