A Book That Has Me Thinking

How is the world going to believe in Jesus? The answer is revealed in Jesus’ prayer: “I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message. I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in […]

Let Me Buy You a Gift

Looking back on the year, the best decision I made for myself was purchasing The One Year Bible for 2019. I was concerned about reading a segment from the Old Testament, New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs every day within a fifteen-minute time frame, thinking things would not feel cohesive. What ended up happening was being […]

Letters to the Church: Do you want to write one?

He was despised and rejected – a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief. We turned our backs on him and looked the other way. He was despised and we did not care. (Isaiah 53:3, NLT) Lent has begun, and this year I am going to be pondering this verse. This week, my thoughts went […]

Labor Day weekend is for us working folk.

This weekend we celebrate Labor Day. This holiday is for us – people who work. As stated HERE, Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have […]

Book Review: The Gospel Comes with a House Key

We all know the world has been changing right under our feet. I have been thinking that the church may then need to consider changing the way we engage with the world. What used to connect us to people may no longer work. For example, the days of assuming people share a fundamental belief that […]

Can a marriage survive adultery?

I have just finished reading A Fierce Love, by Shauna Shanks. In my opinion, it is worthy of its current five-star rating on Amazon. Why did I read the book? More accurately, why did I race to buy the book even though my marriage is not struggling under the oppressive weight of adultery? Because I […]

Please pray for Nabeel Qureshi

I interrupt my normal blogging Sunday morning schedule this week to make a very important prayer request for Nabeel Quereshi. Please. It’s not about what he means to me. It’s about how he has been being used by God within the global discussion about Islam and in the way that he engages in such discussions […]