TAMINA, Texas -- There is not an hour that goes by when April Johnson Gaines doesn't think about that horrific day in May 2017.
A tragic fire took three of her children, Terrence, Kyla, and Kyle. Their family home in Tamina also burned down.
Only April and her 12-year-old son Adrian survived.
Perhaps no book of the Bible captures the current cultural mood of the world as painfully and perfectly as the ancient book of Habakkuk. Rarely preached on, often overlooked, and brief in length, it is the painful plea from a broken man to God. He opens his dialogue by asking “why” there is evil and “how long” it will last.
Let me be honest, I was a little hesitant to read Francis Chan’s new book Letters To The Church. I skimmed the initial reviews when it was released and many seemed to confirm my suspicions. Here goes another book telling us how bad American Christianity is and how house churches are going to save us. Granted, that’s exactly what this book is about. But, it’s also about something more. A more I think we could all benefit from hearing.