When Miguel De Cervantes published the first part of Don Quixote, he had a clear theme of noting the dangers of idleness and fantasy. The book was a smash hit and soon an unknown writer wrote a knock-off sequel, cashing in on the knight’s fame and throwing shade at Cervantes. Not to be outdone, Cervantes sat […]Read more "The Entertaining Insanity of Don Quixote"
It’s time for a new College-Time Mystery! In this one, Bryan and John find themselves the victims as a mysterious man haunts their every move. Can they discover his identity before it’s too late? How Will You Go? Story by J.R. Underdown November swept in cold and wet, and with finals fast-approaching the weather seemed […]Read more "Story: How Will You Go?"
This is a continuation of an on-going series of posts I’ve been running through the year. You can read the previous entry here. Last week when I made my “Turning Into Dad” post about waiting for my son’s arrival, I knew the chances were good that that very day he could come. The day itself […]Read more "Turning Into Dad: He’s Here!"
This post is a continuation of a series I’ve been running this year once a month. The previous entry can be found here. We are several days past the due date of our son. We’re not too worried as the date was never a sure one. But we are anxious. The whole idea of pregnancy is […]Read more "Turning Into Dad: Any Day Now"
If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. -2 Chronicles 7:14 (NKJV) Growing up, I understood this verse in an uniquely American context. I […]Read more "Is Revival Still Possible?"
The day draws ever nearer for baby Underdown to arrive! But until that time, I’ll keep blogging. Today, I have a full-length sermon I preached recently on John 11:1-44 about handling death and grief the way Jesus did. It’s an odd topic, admittedly, but hopefully you’ll find it helpful and encouraging! Music is “Grave Robber” […]Read more "Sermon: Dealing With Death and Grief Like Jesus"
I always felt like I was growing up too fast or that I didn’t quite fit in my age range. Maybe it was learning to hold conversations with adults when young or the experiences I’ve had over my quarter-century of life. I’ve always felt like I had to mature sooner than others around me. I […]Read more "Growing Up Too Fast In ‘Ender’s Game’"