Sons and Daughters

I was a three sport athlete in high school. In the fall, I played football. I was an all-region tight end and ended up playing in college before I blew out my shoulder. In the winter, I played basketball. I wasn’t the tallest or the most skilled, but I started at...

A toddler’s lesson about hope.

Last November, my family bought a flipped house. It snowed the day we moved in so we spent very little time outside until this Spring. We definitely had some projects to take care of inside, but fortunately the previous owner had taken care of most of the major...

Jesus Gives Us New Definitions

Jesus sure did enjoy messing with definitions. (CLICK HERE to listen to the sermon on which this post is based.) Atonement is one of the doctrines within Christianity in which there is not a single theory that is fully agreed upon. You might be surprised given the...

Lament and Trust in Charleston

In the wake of the shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina in which nine of our brothers and sisters in Christ lost their lives, I’d like to refer briefly to last week’s discussion about lament. Our scripture...

Lament: Stuck in the Mud

It’s easy when reading through the book of Psalms to see individual chapters standing in isolation. Their content, author, and style often vary from chapter to chapter, from psalm to psalm. The result is that, absent any real plan or understanding of their...