The Other Side of The Sacrifice

Physical torture and degradation is awful enough. But so much of the sacrifice that happened at the cross was unseen, a spiritual wound vast enough and deep enough and horrible enough to redeem the whole world. [Click title to read more.]

We Cannot Fake Or Force Being The “Pleasing Aroma” of Christ

A godly aroma is a natural by-product of a godly environment. It can't be faked, and it can't be forced. It is something that is created with us, not something that we can imitate [Click title to read more.]

Dangerous Assumptions

After some long and heavy conversations with people I had pegged as longtime believers, I realized that those in need of Christ aren’t just waiting outside in the secular world. They’re sitting in our pews. And they have been there for ages. [Click title to read more.]

What It Looks Like To Forget God

Yes, in a world that has forgotten God, sin will reign. And in a world that has forgotten God, love will be dead, too - along with mercy, and compassion, and forgiveness. [Click title to read more.]

The Hawk In My Yard: Or, Why Some People Struggle To Believe

It's at times like these that I understand why some people struggle to believe the Bible, and to believe God. I don't think it's just because of innate skepticism or because they can't bring themselves to believe in what they perceive to be myths; I think they're afraid it's too good to be true. [Click title to read more.]

Italian Nativities Changed The Way I Think of Christmas

As much as we attempt to sanctify it and memorialize it and put it on a pedestal, everything about the night of Christ's birth was as much human as holy. [Click title to read more.]