Blog, Christianity

our culture of death is killing us

This is a follow up to my last post on gun control. Since that time, I attempted to purchase a rifle. Filled out the online form at the store, and assumed they would tell me there was a waiting period while a thorough background check was done. I figured it would take at least a… Continue reading our culture of death is killing us

Blog, Christianity, Prayer

gun(out of) control

I try not to get entangled in the affairs of man, in the political system or the endless debates of right vs left. So I rarely comment on those types of posts, and I certainly avoid writing about them myself. But sometimes, you know. Sometimes a thing is just too big to ignore. Sometimes what's… Continue reading gun(out of) control

Blog, Studies

heroes: cain & abel. what are you pointing at?

By faith Abel offered to God a better sacrifice than Cain did. I've read commentaries. Looked up the original words in Hebrew. Tried every way I know to peek underneath this verse, but the fact is, God never tells us why He preferred Abel's offering over Cain's. But we can still go deeper and find… Continue reading heroes: cain & abel. what are you pointing at?

Blog

church huddle

Can we just huddle up for a moment, Church? You, me and Jesus...can we make a plan, get our story straight? Because it's about to become very armageddon-ish out there, and I think we just need to set the ground rules, do some pinky swearin', re-up on who we are, you know? Because it's goin'… Continue reading church huddle

In the Word, Prayer

the prayer that changed my prayer

"For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles—" This is Paul's opening to chapter 3 of his letter to the Ephesians. And then he goes off-roading a bit, with the explanation of his calling to preach to the gentiles. This is why we have to connect Paul's prayer in… Continue reading the prayer that changed my prayer

In the Word

a sovereign plan

The spread of the gospel for the building of the Church was in no way accidental or coincidental, but was perfectly planned by God.  If we step back from the story contained in the book of Acts, we can catch glimpses of the sovereignty of the Planner. I cannot help but consider how foreign His… Continue reading a sovereign plan

In the Word

the ‘we’ of God

Exodus closes with the building of the tabernacle and the glory of the Lord filling it. As I turned the final page of that book, my mind immediately went forward to what God is building today. "And in Him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his… Continue reading the ‘we’ of God