God IS At Work

Presentation1I’ve been thinking lately about the “outreach” of God to the world. The Bible shows us the work God is doing through the narrow window of Palestine and the greater Middle East. For example, God was reaching out to the people in Palestine before Abraham...

Heaviness

There is a very real crush of heaviness in the air. Since the beginning of Spring 2020, the elemental feelings of security that most people accept as life in the United States have been dismantled. In the midst of our normal flu season, it became clear that a new...

Sticks Stones and Words

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. This may not be fashionable anymore. But this was the phrase that children were taught to combat school yard insults. The little phrase is true in the sense of physical cuts and bruises but a number...

Jesus IN-Volved

There are things that don’t make any sense without Jesus. In Acts chapter nine there is an amazing moment like this. In fact, there are several amazing moments in chapter nine of Acts. The one I’m referring to involves a Christian that has likely fled from Jerusalem...

Carrying Your Cross

The Bible list many things that are asked of the believer, either in the representative narratives like Abraham or Moses and in the form of direct requests. None it seems to me is so misunderstood or often misdirected as the following, “Take up your cross and follow...