Tuesday is for Preaching Actually, a “virginal conception” is what is really meant! The background to this powerful miracle is stunning. In 734 B.C. the prophet Isaiah was sent to an unbelieving and wicked King by the name of Ahaz. Two armies were allied against him and he was thinking about making an alliance with … More Seven Reasons Christ Had to be Born of a Virgin
Friday is for Heart Songs A Brief Exposition of Philippians 2:5-9 Peter was right. The apostle Paul’s letters are filled with “things hard to understand!” If only Paul were walking the face of the earth today and could see the confusion his writings engender. Perhaps no single passage of Paul is more controversial than the … More Examining the “Emptying” of Christ in Philippians 2
When Darkness Seems to Hide His Face. There is a place and pattern of refuge for those who are bearing a heavy load. May God help you and your friends going through difficult times find Him as an all satisfying Redeemer.
It’s Empty Headed to Think that Criticism Rather Living Like Jesus is Going to Change the World There is a vicious new sport in our culture that is destroying spiritual passion among many of God’s people across denominational lines. It is currently running rampant in the Evangelical tribe of the church but seems to be … More An Open Letter to My Cranky Ana-Baptist and Reformed Young Friends
Weekend Musings on Holy Saturday The horror of Good Friday, The silence of Holy Saturday. The glory of Easter. Who killed Jesus? I did. He died for me and rose for me and lives for me, and is coming for me and all who place their hope in Him. Artist: Correggio, completed in A.D. 1525. … More The Silent Saturday Between Horror and Glory
Wednesday is for Prayer I hate it that I wrote this post more than three years ago and that it continues to be relevant for too many people today. I love it that the gospel is still a powerful balm to the soul of the distressed, betrayed, and hurting. In light of the hurt and … More When Darkness Seems to Hide His Face: Hope for Oklahoma
Friday is for Heart Songs I was washing my face at the bathroom sink when I started to weep at a thought that flew through my heart. I was thinking about an upcoming meeting with my daughter, a daughter birthed before I was a Christian, before I was married, before I was a pastor, … More “I love you because you are mine.”