Persecution and Privilege
The apostles rejoiced “that they had been considered worthy to suffer shame for His name.” The world teaches us to consider ourselves privileged, honored, and worthy when we receive rewards. In God’s kingdom, we show ourselves to be worthy of rewards when we are willing to suffer for Christ’s sake.
Beyond Belief: Advent, Christmas, and Leaps of Faith
The biblical account of Jesus’ birth is not like what we see in many movies and TV specials. Much like our lives, it was messy, stressful, and complicated. Mary and Joseph had to confront their doubts and fears, the skepticism of others, and other challenges. It sounds simple, but the Bible tells a story about…
The Word Became Flesh. II: The Word Was God
Jesus became a man, but He was always God.
2021 In Review: God Is In Control; I Am Not
In this post, I take a look back at the last year. One big lesson is that there are so many things we cannot control. We need to put our trust in God.
Jesus, Family, and Grandparents
Several traditional churches commemorate the parents of Mary on July 26. This post shares a few thoughts about them and the importance of a spiritual legacy.