How to change a tire. How to mow the lawn. How to grill a steak. How to treat a woman. How to shave. How to respect your elders. How to be a gentleman. These, and many other skills are often passed down from father to son. While some of these skills are cultural and some … More What My Father Taught Me as a Child
I was reading in Luke 9 when Jesus cleansed a man who was possessed by many demons. Jesus and the disciples found him after they had crossed the Galilean Sea. It seems that Jesus was looking particularly for him. Remember early in Luke 4. Jesus said he is fulfilling the passages in Isaiah about healing. … More Jesus Left him
I know a place where justice and righteousness is always present: “Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; Lovingkindness and truth go before You.” Psalm 89:14 I know a place where mercy and grace are available in our time of need: “Therefore let us draw draw near with confidence to the throne of … More I Know a Place . . .
Our nation is filled with death, destruction, disease, and division. For the American, the nation is figuratively and literally on fire. In the midst of chaos, it can feel as though our entire world is burning. But history is full of world-burning events like these. We have cycled through eras of confusion and turmoil and … More When the World Burns, What Do We Do?
It happened again. A person of color was killed (murdered) by the police. Don’t believe me? Watch the video, but be warned that it is heartbreaking. The image of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s knee on George Floyd’s neck while he gasped for air and cried for mercy evokes so many emotions. I was shocked, … More The Heartbreak of Injustice and the Hope of the Gospel