Disbelief

Disbelief

Recently, a woman described on social media a conversation on an airplane with another woman sitting beside her, a stranger. She described how talk about ordinary things led to the woman beside her unexpectedly sharing how she deeply regretted doing…

Gracious Communication in the Internet Age

Loving Your Enemies in the Internet Age

“Love your enemies,” is one of the most shocking and important moral precepts that Christ gave us. It is the complete inversion of all of our fallen instincts of revenge and even our natural instincts of justice. But Jesus calls…

Be that voice of hope

People were coming and going in great numbers, and they had no opportunity even to eat. So they went off in the boat by themselves to a deserted place. People saw them leaving and many came to know about it….

What the Baptist Can Teach Us about Joy

It Really Is a Wonderful Life

Life is hard. I don’t think anyone who has had to face the trials and tragedies of adult life could argue with this point. And there are times when we feel so completely crushed by the world where every day…

Finding God’s Purpose

For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him and for Him. (Colossians 1:…

Physical minimalism, spiritual excess

Almost a year ago, I wrote about Seasons of Change and how, in the Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis tells us that “(t)he horror of the Same Old Thing is one of the most valuable possessions we have produced in the…

Gift

The Giving of Gifts

Some say Christmas is a season of giving of gifts, followed by January, a season of paying for them. So it is, for many people. The commercialism of Christmas is a significant thing: stores are thronged by shoppers at this…

The 5 Kings at Christmas

Yesterday was the feast of the Epiphany. This is the story about how the magi came and adored the Child Jesus. Matthew’s account of the story is very sparse. The word “magi” is a very difficult word to translate as…

Reminded by the Holy Spirit

I sat in the trade show booth stunned as Ryan Conklin, whom I had just met, told his faith story to me, and out to thousands of North Texans listening to KATH 910. The presence of the Holy Spirit was…

Christmas Is Not Over Yet

Tomorrow is the Feast of the Epiphany and the midpoint of the Christmas season is upon us. We have waited and prayed through Advent, preparing ourselves for the coming of our Lord at Christmas. We celebrated the Nativity of our…