God has made you glorious

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 8 GOD HAS MADE YOU GLORIOUS When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?  Yet you have made […]

True Christians look like Jesus

Scripture Notes on Romans 12 The Bible says that “the disciples [of Jesus] were first called ‘Christians’ at Antioch.” (Acts 11:26)  The word “Christians” means both “followers of Christ” and “those identified by Christ.”  The idea is that as people saw how these disciples lived their lives, it was evident that they belonged to Jesus […]

Why Does “Growing Old” Bother Us?

Thursdays are usually geared towards answering theological questions I receive in my role as a pastor. However, today I wanted to share a piece that’s not quite “theology” as much as it is a meditation on the cross as an answer to our cultural perspective on the signs of aging. I pray it’s an encouragement […]

Religious People

Here they go again… In Luke 20:1-8, the religious leaders of Jesus’ day come to Him with questions, but not good honest, heartfelt questions. They come with questions designed to trick Jesus, to trap Him and take Him down.

Being Born

One of my aunts swears she remembers being born. “I remember darkness and warmth, and all of a sudden this bright light and loud noise…  It was horrible!” I love hearing her tell the whole story because she tells it so well, and of course, she tells it tongue-in-cheek.  Nobody remembers being born.  Nobody remembers […]

Jesus’ Profile Pic?

“Why didn’t any of the gospels describe what Jesus looked like?” Ever get one of those strange questions that just makes you stop and say “hmm”? I was sitting at a cafe doing some devotional reading when I got this text message from a good friend of mine; “Very important theological question for you… Why […]