Regeneration

This is the time of year that people start setting goals, gearing up for their best, and get ready for hard work and unprecedented discipline. We’re heading into a new year with a chance to “do it better” this year. The old year is gone and all the failures, disappointments, Read more…

A Humble Bunch

We cannot accept the Gift of Christmas without first humbling ourselves. It’s hard keeping the balance between the technicalities and complexities of theology with the reality that the mysteries of God are comprehensible even to a child. I believe the resolve to this tension is the reality that the Holy Read more…

Two Kinds of Kings

There are two kings in the story of Jesus’s birth: (1) Caesar Augustus, and (2) Jesus. These are two very different kinds of kings, but they have a bit in common. Caesar Augustus was the most powerful man in the civilized world at the time of Jesus’s birth. Roman rule Read more…

Are You Ready?

We always need to be ready. There is no time to lose. There is no room for negligence. Are you ready? There is an interesting little story in the Bible that Jesus tells about ten bridesmaids. Not a lot of people know this story, and rather than summarizing it, let Read more…

Me? Holy?

Have you ever noticed that Israel has to go through the wilderness before they can inherit the Promised Land? As the story goes, Israel was delivered from slavery in Egypt, and the way out of Egypt was through the desert. The final destination was Canaan, the legendary Promised Land, the Read more…