Combat Vets More Engaged in Scripture

While a majority of military service members identify as Christian, the demands of active duty—frequent moves, long hours, and overseas tours of duty—can strain faith and family. Ministries have long targeted evangelistic efforts at men and women in uniform in hopes of providing spiritual support, particularly as mental health issues, post-traumatic stress disorder, and suicidesContinue reading “Combat Vets More Engaged in Scripture”

To the Four Monuments of Human Nature

Fortune, Fame, Power, Pleasure Built in clusters, making them appear formidable . . . and acceptable. As the idols in ancient Athens, our society is saturated with them. Fortune. How neatly it fits our times! Its inscription at the base is bold: “Get rich.” The figure in the statue is impressive—a hardworking young executive, a clever, diligentContinue reading “To the Four Monuments of Human Nature”

Childlike or Childish

One of my clearest memories of my early childhood was sitting at the bottom of the slide on the swing set in my back yard, on an Indian Summer’s day in early September. I noticed the big yellow school bus stop outside of my neighbor’s house to drop him off from Kindergarten, and the thoughtContinue reading “Childlike or Childish”

A Hebrew Look at Heaven

The book of Hebrews presents Christ’s offering and intercession as two central features of his priestly work. Although some interpreters locate the offering of Christ solely at the cross, Hebrews suggests that Christ, like the high priest on the Day of Atonement, presents his offering after entering the Holy of Holies — in this case,Continue reading “A Hebrew Look at Heaven”

Quitting with Grace

I remember my first job. As a 15 year old, I served as a referee for a youth soccer league that played on Saturday mornings. My first workday included tears and frustration—from myself, the players, and their parents. I was expecting a fun-filled Saturday, but a few missed calls turned it into a tormented beginning. What hadContinue reading “Quitting with Grace”

More Precious than Gold and Grandbabies

Having loved his own who were in the world, he now showed them the full extent of his love. John 13:1 Lord Jesus, when you stripped and stooped to wash the disciples’ feet, you invited all of us to discover the kind of Savior you truly are. You take on our dirty feet and sinful hearts,Continue reading “More Precious than Gold and Grandbabies”