Your six-word story

2/24/2021

What are you giving up for Lent? This question may seem absurd following the losses we've all sustained during the pandemic. The idea behind this ancient spiritual practice was to encourage self-discipline and even sacrifice to draw closer to the...

Preparing for growth

1/28/2021

1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the vineyard keeper. 2 He removes any of my branches that don't produce fruit, and he trims any branch that produces fruit so that it will produce even more fruit....

By Another Road …

12/17/2020

The start of a New Year and a new season brings with it wonder about what lies ahead. It’s in our human nature to respond to this wonder by setting new goals, new plans and new behaviors to live into...

Come to the Light

12/7/2020

Leer la devoción en español. “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness doesn’t extinguish the light.” (John 1:5) It amazes me how art can be created in so many ways and with so many different materials. In this...

Wrestling with 2020

10/6/2020

“The sun rose above him as he passed Peniel, and he was limping ….”  Genesis 32:31 If, as in the Old Testament, we were to stack stones to mark our passage through the wilderness of the year 2020, what would...

Grace Revealed

8/5/2020

Above all, maintain constant love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins. - 1 Peter 4:8 I am a bit of a movie buff, and I've been watching more movies than usual during this pandemic. I want...

Good Books to Strengthen Pastoral Ministry

7/31/2020

Augustine heard the voice of a child saying, “Take and read, take and read.” He opened a Bible, began to read, and was set on the path of committed discipleship and faithful pastoral ministry as the Bishop of Hippo and...

A world aching for the gospel

7/15/2020

"I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. Now if I do what I do not want, I agree that the law is good. But...

Grace for people who have messed up

6/3/2020

Mark 2:13-17 (NLT) 13 Then Jesus went out to the lakeshore again and taught the crowds that were coming to him. 14 As he walked along, he saw Levi son of Alphaeus sitting at his tax collector’s booth. “Follow me...

Take and Read – Systematic Theology, Volume 1: The Doctrine of God

5/29/2020

Augustine heard the voice of a child saying, “Take and read, take and read.” He opened a Bible, began to read, and was set on the path of committed discipleship and faithful pastoral ministry as the Bishop of Hippo and...