The Harvard Ichthus has an endearing post about Father’s Day. Here’s a clip: Noah had a drinking problem. Abraham lied that his wife was his sister to protect himself. Isaac favored one of his sons more than the other. Jacob stole Esau’s birthright. Moses committed murder. David was guilty ofRead More

But I think it is necessary to send back to you Epaphroditus, my brother, co-worker and fellow soldier, who is also your messenger, whom you sent to take care of my needs. For he longs for all of you and is distressed because you heard he was ill. Indeed heRead More

One of my favorite movies of all time is Mr. Holland’s Opus (1995). Gene Holland (played brilliantly by Richard Dreyfuss) believes his dreams have come to a screeching halt when all he can find is a mediocre job teaching music in a mediocre high school to seemingly mediocre students. AlongRead More

Today concludes my time at ETS. I’ve much to think on and more to learn that I ever imagined. There was more Greek thrown around the last 3 days than I have heard in the last 3 years. I cannot believe how much I’ve forgotten! Surprisingly, I was not tooRead More

Recently I’ve been engaged in a friendly, casual discussion with a co-worker on whether or not humans are three parts (body, soul, and spirit) or two parts (body and soul). I argue for a dichotomous view of humanity (two parts), whereas my co-worker argues for a trichotomous view (three parts).Read More

Vincent Van Gogh: A man for whom Proverbs 14:10 was written. “Each heart knows its own bitterness and no one else can share its joy.” We all suffer for our sanity, but I suspect Van Gogh suffered more than most. Starry, starry night. Paint your palette blue and grey, LookRead More

I woke up early this morning. Very early. So I decided to use my time wisely and, after making the perfect cup of coffee, I sat down to read (something I’ve hardly had time to do since starting a new job). Of the many options available from my library, IRead More

It’s Monday morning, 4:59am. Another week begins. What graces will God reveal this week? What graces has God revealed last week? If God graces me with grace this week, will I recognize it as grace? Be gracious to me, O Lord,    for to you do I cry all the day.Read More

Dear Pastors/Leaders: When visiting your church, please don’t make me walk into a dark auditorium without the ability to read the bulletin you passed out at the door nor without the ability to see those sitting near me so I may greet them or they may greet me. Please don’tRead More