This is part of an on-going, occasional series about thoughts I’ve had since becoming a parent. You can read the previous post here. Things change when you have a kid. That’s what everyone says. I took that to be an obvious observation given the addition of a little life you have to take care of […]Read more "Parental Perspective: A Reason to Live"
Last year marked the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, which began when Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the church door in Wittenburg. Luther receives much spotlight in Church history and I’d say it’s earned. Most people may know the name of his wife, Katharina, but nothing beyond that. Kitty, My Rib by E. […]Read more "‘Kitty, My Rib’ and the Hard-Working Woman"
Agatha Christie’s Cards on the Table opens with her famous Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, bumping into an interesting acquaintance. The man is known simply as Mr. Shaitana, often described in sinister and demonic forms and giving people the impression they don’t like him though they can’t pinpoint why. Shaitana is a collector and he boasts to […]Read more "Dancing with the Devil with ‘Cards on the Table’"
Andrew Peterson is one of those artists who doesn’t get enough appreciation in the Christian music industry. Though he’s been dubbed “the next Rich Mullins”, he hasn’t had the same commercial success that Mullins achieved. Peterson is a quiet, prolific artist who has built a fan base and does what he loves with the support […]Read more "Andrew Peterson, Inclusion, and Backward Masking"
Back in February, I preached on back-to-back Sundays to fill in for our pastor. The first sermon I published last month, and now, after finally finding time to upload it, I offer the second one. This is based on a difficult text in Galatians 5:13-26 and as such the sermon rambles more than previous entries. […]Read more "Sermon: Spirit v. Flesh"
I knew Homer’s The Iliad took place during the Trojan War. I learned that it specifically covered the final year. More specifically, as I sat down and read the epic tome, I found it barely covers a week in that year. The plot revolves around the anger of the top Greek fighter, Achilles. The head of […]Read more "The Petty Rage of ‘The Iliad’"
Much is said on Easter weekend every year of Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday, but little attention is given to the day between. On Friday some go to church and commemorate the solemn act of Christ on the cross, leave for a day, and then return early Sunday to celebrate the resurrection. What should we […]Read more "God Rested"