David Faust

Feeling homesick?

Another Look by David Faust We live by faith, not by sight. We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord 
(2 Corinthians 5:7, 8). Homesickness is a strange malady. Usually when you’re sick of something, you want less of it. But homesickness means […]

Bow down

Another Look by David Faust Kneeling grows more difficult with age. A senior adult quipped, “When I lean down to tie my shoes, I ask myself, ‘What else can I do while I’m down here?’” When my children were young I got down on all fours and gave them “horseback rides.” These days I do […]

The women of Matthew one

Another Look by David Faust The New Testament ends with a bang in Revelation, but it starts with a stutter in Matthew chapter one. Readers with short attention spans struggle through the “begats” in the genealogy of Jesus. Like every part of the Bible, though, Matthew’s opening chapter has a purpose. The list of Jesus’ […]

Authentic service

Another Look by David Faust What are the marks of authentic service? Service has a sound. It’s the sound of snow shovels scraping the sidewalk so neighbors will have a dry path to walk. It’s the sound of hammers pounding nails into a Habitat for Humanity house. Service is the sound of sanitation workers emptying […]

Who goes to church on Easter?

Another Look by David Faust Christ arose, and so does church attendance on Easter Sunday. Most Sundays two-thirds of the residents of the United States and Canada sleep in and stay away, but on Easter millions of the slumbering majority get up—and even dress up—to go to a house of worship. Who will attend your […]