Ask a sensible older person about the state of today’s children, and they would probably groan, roll their eyes, and bemoan how the current youth is wasted in selfish indulgence and expectation. One might argue that kids have always acted thus, but I think it’s fair to say that the attitude is getting worse, not […]Read more "Growing Up with “Captains Courageous”"
I’ve been thinking lately about the love of God. I spent some months slowly studying through Ephesians in the Bible and Paul brings up God’s love for His people over and over again. This formed a question in my mind: I know God loves me, but do I feel like God loves me? In other words, is my […]Read more "Learning How to Love with “The Four Loves”"
I have something a little different for you today. A couple weeks ago I was asked to do teaching for my church while the pastor was away. I tackled Philippians 4:4-7 and talked about joy. Feel free to listen in and see what you think! I hope it is enlightening and challenging for you. Bumper […]Read more "Sermon: Well-Spring of Joy"
There’s been an awakening in the jungle…can you feel it? This weekend, a new movie called The Legend of Tarzan was released to theaters, bringing the vine swinging hero of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ imagination back into the public conscience. Before I was even aware of the movie, I bought a collection of Tarzan short stories called The […]Read more "Becoming Human with Tarzan"
Living near a major hub like Kansas City has been a culture shift for me. In Kentucky, though in the shadow of Cincinnati, life moved at an easier pace. Here, hustle and bustle is the name of the game and it seemingly never ends. Perhaps part of my perception of that is always living within sight of […]Read more "The Silence Need"
What is man, that you make so much of him, and that you set your heart on him, visit him every morning and test him every moment? Job 7:17-18 (ESV) Have you ever wondered why God bothers with humanity? Why, of all other creatures and creation, does He give the highest concern and attention to […]Read more "What is Man…?"
On several occasions I’ve been challenged by people, who are likely not Christians, to be a better Christian. It is always to my chagrin to experience that. One such scenario happened a couple weekends ago at Kansas City’s Planet ComiCon (comic convention). If you’ve never been to a comicon, it’s basically a convention for nerds […]Read more "The Kindness of Nerds"