Justin Rossow

Advent Devotion, Dec 1

Advent Devotion, Dec 1

Holidays often mean homecoming, and homecoming often involves home-going. Travel at Thanksgiving and Christmas always seems to rank among the busiest times of the year. Something like that is happening in Isaiah 2: the Greatest and Most Glorious Holiday, the Day of the Lord, will bring people from all nations back home to the God […]

A Gift of Community

A Gift of Community

Three months ago–no kidding, just three months ago!–my daughter was facing a difficult decision brought on by circumstances out of her control. (Yes; it was mostly my fault, but that’s a story for a different time.) Going into her Junior year, moving 43 miles away from the school where she had friends, and teammates, and […]

Help for a Busy Season

Help for a Busy Season

How do you take a next step in a busy season like Advent? Justin Rossow from Next Step Press has a few helpful tips.

Team Advent

Team Advent

Do you have someone on your rope this Advent? Who will you invite to be on your Team Advent? Who will encourage you and support you and pray for you and process with you, even if you aren’t meeting in an official group at a regularly scheduled time?

We follow Jesus better when we follow him together.

A Sign of the Times

A Sign of the Times

Don’t give up on the simple and the easy and the common, ordinary, daily expressions of faith. They are just as essential, and perhaps even more important, than the breakthrough, conversion, mountain top experiences.

Jesus is part of your ordinary, every day life. And that is the most important thing of all.

A Piece of the Wall

A Piece of the Wall

11 November 2019. 30 years ago today, the Berlin Wall came down; and I was there. Well, the wall took longer than one day to actually, physically come all the way down (and you can still see pieces of that most famous symbol of the Cold War standing in museums around the world). But on […]

Tiberius Maximus: A Study in Scenes

Tiberius Maximus: A Study in Scenes

A plane trip with multiple delays brought home to me the truth that our culture is more and more experiencing reality in brief, unconnected moments or scenes without the ability or desire to connect them to a larger narrative. And yet, we have been grafted into The Greatest Story Ever Told. Bridging that distance may mean entering the individual scenes of life with an eye on Jesus and his story.