The Sacrifice of Thanksgiving

The Sacrifice of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. The reason I like it better than Christmas is there aren’t as many expectations (materialism, gifts), and it doesn’t carry the same relative tension (Santa vs virgin birth). Thanksgiving is simply a season of being thankful, and...
Ancient of Days

Ancient of Days

This past Sunday, we sang a new song during Sunday worship entitled “Ancient of Days” by City Alight. While the song was new to me, the phrase “Ancient of Days” is not. The Ancient of Days is a title for our great and mighty God. It is my favorite title for God, and...
Let Peace Rule in Your Hearts

Let Peace Rule in Your Hearts

I have seen much that has troubled me in these many months. Not only me, but many of my friends, our community, even the whole world. The entire world has been racked by the coronavirus. Our country has been torn apart as we’ve counted deaths from Covid-19 and racial...
Life in a Washing Machine

Life in a Washing Machine

During a Black Friday sale last year, Cindy and I bought a new washing machine. We decide to replace our front loader with a top loader. One surprising feature of our new washing machine is that it has a clear glass lid. Therefore, you can see what’s happening to the...
Jesus is Better

Jesus is Better

I have recently begun a study of the book of Hebrews with one of my discipleship partners. As Iwas working, reading through this powerful and intriguing epistle, I was struck with howpertinent the content of Hebrews is to our present situation. While we do not know...
The Days Following

The Days Following

Jn 20:19-21; Mt 28:18-20 The days following Jesus’ death and crucifixion were some of the lowest and highest points in each of the disciple’s life. For many of the disciples, they spent close to three years witnessing Jesus share God’s Word, heal the broken, and...