The love of God is radically offensive to those who do not understand it.Read more "More Than An Ocean"
Is God just out there and distant and removed from our pain? Does God even know what this life is like and how hard it is? Does God know how unjust this world can be toward people? Does God know how people close their doors in your face when you are in desperate need? Does God know what it is like to be pushed to the edges of society without a place to lay your head? Does God know what it is like to ache and be in so much pain?Read more "Christ is Christmas (so there’s that)…"
There is a beautiful word… an elegant descriptor… that has been maligned, tarnished, lampooned, distorted, and completely misunderstood. It is a name many have abandoned for all of it’s negative connotations and ugly stereotypes. But this bruised and battered identifier… this lowly mark tossed carelessly to the side by a cynical generation… is finally being rediscovered, reclaimed, renewed, and washed clean by those hungry to wear it and hold it high for the world to see clearly. The word is Evangelical.Read more "why I am an evangelical…"
The great blessing of faith I received from my father was greater than the very foundations of the earth. And as a father now myself, I must pass along this great blessing of faith to my children.Read more "father…"
I can courageously face another day, another week, another year because I have a family ready to receive me and shower me with love and acceptance.Read more "family…"
The central purpose, the grand narrative, the over-arching achievement of God is to- bring heaven and earth back together as one.Read more "Heaven: Heaven and Earth Be One"
The primary dilemma in front of many Christians, maybe you, is- I have always been taught and then believed that when a person dies he/she goes to heaven. Now you are telling me that a disembodied, spiritual heaven is not the end. I am not sure that is something I can believe.Read more "Heaven: Let’s Talk Turkey"