Take One for the Team

The best sports teams are not comprised of individual stars, but rather team players. Likewise, the best army is the army that functions as one,

A Bachelor’s Degree from Church

Each week the church has about an hour-and-a-half to instruct her members by way of Bible studies and a sermon (counting Sunday school, worship, and

Balancing Act

We’re all a bit weird and imbalanced. Isolation magnifies this. We’re aware of some of our lopsidedness, but for much of it we are either

Resurrection Hope

N.T. Wright, in his book, Surprised By Hope, offers some excellent observations concerning the impact of the resurrection upon our present lives: “Jesus’s resurrection is

Good Friday and Our Family Tree

For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet

Maundy Thursday

So, when he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man is glorified, and God is glorified in Him. 32 If God is

Palm Sunday

The story of Jesus’ grand, though unexpected, entry into Jerusalem demonstrates the distance between our expectations and God’s answer. The bad news is that the crowds are going to be disappointed because they expected a political savior. The good news is that their disappointment will turn out to be superficial as the kingship of Jesus is universal and eternal. Jesus’ arrival at Jerusalem is indeed the beginning of salvation

Billions of Words

Each year, as we start the Easter season, I have those moments where I wonder what else can be said about these often-repeated stories about

Thoughts on Marriage

“Be sure you are not making your judgments based on the ideas you have derived from novels and films. This is not so easy to do as people think. Our experience is coloured through and through by books and plays and the cinema, and it takes patience and skill to disentangle the things we have really learned from life for ourselves.” ―C. S. Lewis

The Universal Church

As we consider the early church in the book of Acts, it’s important for us to see ourselves connected to her, though (no doubt), were