Ugh. It turns out that we are more like pharisees than we are like Jesus. Barna proves it here. (Click for the study.) It's easy to just belly-ache and complain about how awful Christians are, but let's try something constructive. First, go read the parable of the prodigal son (so called). Imagine that you are … Continue reading More Like Pharisees.
Recently, we celebrated the 7 year anniversary of Charles' adoption. By next year's celebration of this event, he will have been adopted by us for more than half of his life. He's already been part of our family for that long (he was in our family for more than a year and a half before … Continue reading The Best Adoption Story
https://vimeo.com/224852132 Yeah, I have brain damage. So do you... Let's take a walk through the good news (yeah... GOOD news) in that most difficult chapter of Romans, Romans 7.
#imachristian but... Please don't lump me with the protectionist reactionaries who are actually trying to use a Christian platform to say we shouldn't help in the current refugee crisis. Just to be clear, they are running from this... And, just to be clear, there are one or two places in the Bible that deal with … Continue reading Immigration 2015
This is a continuation of my exploration of songs from LIGHT. "God is Light". That's right. There is nothing dark or evil or bad or wrong in him. Nothing but light. I love how John, in his letters and Gospel, tells us this over and over in so many different ways. I didn't have any … Continue reading Light – Part 7: God of Light
This is a continuation of my exploration of songs from LIGHT. Ephesians in chapter two tells us that we "who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For he is our peace; in his flesh he has made both groups into one and has broken down the dividing wall, … Continue reading Light – Part 6: All So Lost
This is a continuation of my exploration of songs from LIGHT. The third song is called "Every Word You Say", and I wrote it shortly after that Scripture had come to my attention again because we had just done a very old song based on it for a special at church (if I recall correctly, … Continue reading Light – Part 3: Every Word You Say