God has to take these sketchy, ignorant, and incompetent outsiders by the hand to lead them into the presence of Jesus. But I like the story better that way… Read more.
Jesus’ first question when he was roused from that maritime siesta was not, “Why didn’t you wake me sooner?” Instead, he asked, “Where is your faith?” Read more.
I don’t think I’ll ever forget the look on the face of the university president when I hit him square in the middle of his bald head with a rubber dart. And I don’t think I’ll ever forget what happened next … Read more.
Today, on this last Sabbath (Saturday) of the year, you are invited into both rest and jubilee. Today is a great day to cancel any outstanding relational debts you have accrued this year; to let them go and give them to Jesus; and to rest in the promise that sins are both forgiven and forgivable […]
I’ve got news for you: there is no “right” way to celebrate Christmas. You aren’t any less of a broken or sinful person on this day than on any other; and neither are the broken and sinful people you are going to see today. Whether you feel awkward in your group, or awkward without it, […]
Jesus is all set; the time is almost here. It could be any minute. The angel armies stand ready; the Last Trumpeter is warming up backstage. Your God is coming to save. You won’t have to wait forever. The journey may get long or dark or confusing, but final Homecoming is just around the corner […]
Ever since our first parents left the Garden of Eden, we have carried with us a sad and quiet longing for home. The distance was too great for us to find our way back to God; being home, really Home for Christmas, was possible only in our dreams. So God did something about it… read […]