"How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.” (John 10:1-24). Here, we have the universal excuse of all who are perishing: “Why wasn’t I told?” The question may be sincere, and most believers want to give a sincere answer, but there is a trap … [Read more...] about Sheep Spotting
Who we Are Instead
The world loves to lay hold of the dictionary and determine the definitions. Politics, religion, faith, male, female, truth, lies.... and more. I prefer the old, unchanging definitions. I prefer reality.
Touch is an incredibly powerful experience. It can crack hard hearts and heal heavy wounds. Touch is normative to our well-being and communicates life to those around us. It should not surprise us then, that in a culture obsessed with death, touch is to be feared, held in … [Read more...] about Touch Hunger
The gospel calls us to maturity, to complete manhood. It's written in scripture and it's written in our DNA. The mind and body are geared for growth and are a metaphor for what is meant to happen as we grow in Christ. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a … [Read more...] about Thumb Suckers
Despite what we might think we are teaching our kids, most of them are perceptive enough to work out the priorities in life by the questions we ask. "Did you have fun (play the fool)?" Where you entertained (to hold the mind captive)?" "Were you amused (to deceive, … [Read more...] about Beyond the Jolly Fat Man
Death is a miserable business. It takes us away from all that we cherish in this beautiful world that God has made. And though for the believer it may only represent a momentary transition into something more satisfying than we can imagine, it still has to be faced and … [Read more...] about Crossing the Jordan