I suspect most do not believe the resurrection because it is unbelievable in our materialistic culture. The resurrection has been relegated to the category of “spiritual,” and today, “spiritual” is by definition subjective. Yet according to the Scriptures, this is the one thing the resurrection cannot be. It cannot be subjective nor easily dismissed.
I've been sitting here with a blank space staring back at me for far too long. About a thousand thoughts go through my head and slightly fewer open tabs span across the top of my internet browser. It began with a simple click, returning to the issue of Bernie Sander's interaction with Russell Vought, President … Continue reading I Agree with Senator Van Hollen
May we never forget that our doing all we do for God's glory also means not doing a great many other things because they detract from the "all" we are called to do! To put it another way, may we know when to run.
In his book, That First Season, John Eisenberg tells the following story of Vince Lombardi: Obsessing over a new offensive wrinkle one day, he forgot to put on his pants after practice and left the locker room wearing just his underwear; a security guard told him to go back and finish dressing. It was his … Continue reading Learning the Lesson of Focus
"What a great story to illustrate my point," I thought as I prepared for a sermon. Then the meddlesome voice of Charles Spurgeon came to mind, "As far as you can, make sure your illustrations are true stories." Seriously? Couldn't I have let that slip my mind until next Monday?!? I went to lunch and … Continue reading Searching for the Source
My first year of college, I got glasses. It turns out, I didn't really need them. They didn't do much for me except perhaps make me appear a bit more intelligent. It didn't take long for those glasses to make their way to the back of some drawer where they never saw the light of … Continue reading 6 Ways Good News Changes Perspective
My yard has dandelions. Like crazy. They showed up again early this spring. So I treated for them. Used some weed killing granules. Applied. Waited. Hoped. Only to be disappointed. Didn't take. Next I tried some DIY environmentally friendly mixture on a few of the weeds. Waited to see if it would work. It did. … Continue reading 4 Reasons to Work on the Weeds
I did it. I jumped on the bandwagon and watched "13 Reasons Why." It was only the first episode, but one episode was enough. Rather than giving my review or sharing how I felt a little sick to my stomach after watching, I'd like to offer a few reasons why life is better.
Ok, this intrigues me. Of course, there are all sorts of "dangers" in putting this here. I know that there's the potential for angry words, logic leaps, irrational labeling that misses the point altogether. Oftentimes, videos like this can generate more heat than light because we come into the issue with views entrenched, defenses raised, … Continue reading Logic and Truth
The following is an article I wrote for the local newspaper. “What is truth?” Easter is over but the question posed by Pilate in the Biblical account of Jesus’ crucifixion stubbornly refuses to go away. It peeks over our shoulder when we read the news. It whispers in our ear while we’re listening to our … Continue reading What is Truth?