There’s a sign in someone’s yard on the route my wife and I regularly walk. It’s painted blue and red and proclaims in bold white letters: JUST BE KIND.
I like that sign.
And even though I don’t know the people who live in that house and made that sign…
CNN’s John King and Wolf Blitzer are doing the electoral college map as votes roll in while I write this. I’m not paying attention really. It’s just noise in the background.
My wife is dozing off on the reclining sofa beside me. I realize my whiskey is empty and I…
There’s a lot to lament these days.
Our partisan politics and ideological chasms.
Systemic racism and social injustice.
The devastating effects of global climate change.
The list goes on.
I was a pastor for 10 years before leaving the vocational ministry in 2018. Over my decade of leading three different churches, I had a front-row seat to the suffering of many different people.
Among many other tragedies.
The list of devasting things that people endured in…
I have a friend at work whose wife was murdered. He got the call a few hours into his shift. Does anyone imagine that they or someone they know will get such a devastating and horrific call?
I messaged him on Facebook. He asked me to pray for him. I…
The world’s changed dramatically, perhaps indefinitely. Similarly to how things were different after 9/11 or after the Great Recession of 2008, I suspect that life after the Coronavirus will always be a little different.
I don’t mean that in an end-of-the-world apocalyptic sort of way. I don’t think the world’s…
There’s a passage in Luke’s Gospel that’s troubled, challenged, and fascinated me for some time. Jesus is going about with his disciples doing his Jesusy stuff — teaching, healing, casting out demons. You know, the usual.
And then suddenly the disciples start bickering about which among them is the top…
I admit the title’s clickbaity. That was intentional. Is it irreverent? Maybe. Although I don’t think there’s anything irreverent about natural bodily functions. And if you’re offended, I’m sorry. But try to hear me out.
Because the fact of the matter is, if the Incarnation is true — if Jesus…
For the past few weeks, I’ve been writing about study Bibles and offering some recommendations. A good study Bible is a helpful, even essential, resource for anyone desiring to dive deeper into Scripture and grow in their knowledge and understanding.
However, since the Bible publishing industry has about a bazillion…
In a previous post, I explained how a good study Bible can be a valuable tool for anyone that wants to dive deeper into Scripture. I also suggested three key questions for helping make an informed decision on which study Bible to choose.
Specifically, I suggested you first consider your…