The year is half way over. Do you remember your New Year resolutions? You might have tried to forget them back in February. Or you might still be chipping away at them. Either way, the half way point of the year is a good time for a check up. It's a time to reflect on … Continue reading How Are You Doing? A Mid-Year Check Up and Some Resources for the Rest of the Year
If what the Bible says about homosexuality is clear, we must also see that it should not stand alone as all that it says to the homosexual. It must be heard within the broader message of God's Word about God's good design for humanity and the good news of Jesus Christ.
What the Bible says about homosexuality must be heard in light of the good news of Jesus Christ. (See also Part 1 and Part 2) Even more foundational than the goodness of God’s design for humanity, what the Bible says about homosexuality must be heard in light of the good news of Jesus Christ. We … Continue reading What Does the Bible Say About Homosexuality? – Part 3
As I serve students–all the way from middle school to college–I am more convinced than ever of our need to return to God's Word and to see what it says about homosexuality.
What do you do with the week between Christmas and New Year's Day? In our family, we tend travel sometime within this week. My favorite part of the drive is the reflection conversation my wife, Emily, and I have somewhere along the way. There is just something about the beginning of a new year that stokes reflection … Continue reading How Are You Doing? Reflection and Resources for the New Year
Christmas has come and you’re still waiting. You’re still waiting for the grief of losing a loved one to pass. You’re still waiting for that hoped for child. You’re still waiting to land a job. You're still waiting for that special someone You’re still waiting for that spouse or child to come to … Continue reading Still Waiting: Lessons from Jesus’ First and Second Coming
Right there in primetime, Charlie Brown and his friends are singing, "Hark, The Herald Angels Sing!" Hark! the herald angels sing, "Glory to the newborn King!" Peace on earth, and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled. In the mall, Christmas carols play for all to enjoy. One of my favorites beckons us: O come, let … Continue reading Shining the Light of Christ this Christmas
Advent has begun and now we are only 25 days from Christmas. If you're like me, every year you want to seize the opportunity to reflect on and treasure Christ during the Christmas season. However, it is easy to get busy, distracted, and you just let the time slip by. On Christmas afternoon, it hits … Continue reading Advent Resources – Even If You Didn’t Start “On Time”