Dan Delzell

Special to CP

Comforting the Afflicted and Afflicting the Comfortable

In every family there are times when parents need to "lay down the law" as they deal with a child's act of defiance. At other times, parents bring comfort and assurance to a child who is repentant. It shouldn't surprise us to see in Scripture that God does a similar thing.

How Valuable Is Your Soul?

What if you owned a diamond worth millions of dollars, but you thought it was just a worthless piece of glass? Would you do anything to protect it from being lost or stolen if you were unaware of its true value?

Why Your Suffering Makes You Stronger

The question of human suffering has led many people to doubt God's love, especially when that suffering becomes personal. When you are the one in the middle of the storm and the pain, you find yourself being driven to the edge. Either your faith deepens to new levels, or you consider blaming God for allowing this pain into your life.

5 Tips for Raising Children Who Love Jesus

When Tammy and I got married over 26 years ago, we looked forward to raising children who love Jesus. By the grace of God, we have witnessed the work of the Holy Spirit leading our two daughters and two sons to love, trust, and follow Jesus

How Old Are the Angels?

Hollywood has been known to make movies about aliens. Pretty far out stuff. But what if it really happened, not with a make-believe alien, but with a real angel?

What If You Could Outrun Death?

What if you could outrun death? Would you try to do it? What got me thinking about this hypothetical concept was an article this week in the New York Times entitled, "An Hour of Running May Add 7 Hours to Your Life." Well, it's certainly an intriguing thought.

Your Words Reveal Your Heart

Since being introduced in 2012, the mobile app Snapchat has had quite a run. Millions of people have sent and received photos and messages that are short-lived and self-deleting.

How Long Were the Days of Creation?

All of us feel the pressure that time places upon our lives. In the words of Dr. Seuss, "How did it get so late so soon? It's night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?"

Why Liberal Theology Is Fake News

Given man's propensity to produce inventive stories while fabricating alternative "facts," it was only a matter of time before the 24-hour news cycle became inundated with "fake news." Sadly, we now live in a day where many choose to "tweet first, check the facts later."

Drink Until You Are Thirsty

In the physical realm, water quenches a person's thirst. In the spiritual realm, however, your thirst actually increases once you begin to drink God's "living water."

Why God Pursues Man

Have you ever felt like God was pursuing you? If so, did it feel like a cop in a police car coming to arrest you, or more like a paramedic in an ambulance rushing to your rescue?

Eat Until You Are Hungry

Every child of God can experience a strong hunger for the Word of God. Just as healthy people have a natural appetite for food, healthy Christians have a spiritual hunger for Scripture. But what if you find yourself lacking any real hunger for God's Word? The solution to this problem is actually quite simple.