If I Stand – Rich Mullins

There’s more that rises in the morningThan the sunAnd more that shines in the nightThan just the moonIt’s more than just this fire hereThat keeps me warmIn a shelter that is largerThan this room And there’s a loyalty that’s deeperThan mere sentimentsAnd a music higher than the songsThat I can singThe stuff of Earth competesForContinue reading “If I Stand – Rich Mullins”

Deep Dive: Is it possible to experience the communion table online?

The Western church is in a strange moment. We have long enjoyed the freedom of meeting together as a body of believers in person, locally, and frequently. But last year brought a new challenge (varying in intensity depending on where you live) to our freedom of assembly. Without getting into the legality of the situationContinue reading “Deep Dive: Is it possible to experience the communion table online?”

A Letter on New Years Eve (2020)

Dear friends and loyal readers, Somehow, we’ve made it to the end of 2020, the strangest year of my lifetime (and probably yours, too). Aside from the election and virus drama (which is ongoing and not insignificant), our family has had an interesting year. We’ve had some exciting professional changes, as well as some personalContinue reading “A Letter on New Years Eve (2020)”

The Advent of Zechariah’s God

Zechariah was a priest and prophet about 500 years before the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, yet he prophesied more than 14 specific points about the coming of Christ. His name, and the title of his book, means “the Lord remembers.” We must remember the context: this was after the calling of a people throughContinue reading “The Advent of Zechariah’s God”

A Writer’s Campaign: Laundry, Essays, and Pressing On Toward the Goal

I look at the clock again. How is it that time already? Where have the last 45 minutes gone? I’m scrambling to finish the task I am doing, one of about a thousand that requires me to do it, my hands and my feet, and not anyone else. My pace quickens as I throw inContinue reading “A Writer’s Campaign: Laundry, Essays, and Pressing On Toward the Goal”

How St. Augustine is guiding me through this election

I’ve been spending some significant time with St. Augustine lately. If you remember, he was the Bishop of Hippo during the fall of Rome, that great “Eternal City.” I like the bishop; he is profoundly relatable. He shares the inner dialogue of his heart and mind with astonishing transparency in Confessions, a sort of autobiographical retellingContinue reading “How St. Augustine is guiding me through this election”

Oh, Piercing Word: The Hurt of the Lord

It was a simple mistake. A grammatical error, to be exact. But it was on the internet, the modern-day public square, and (crucial to note) the error changed the meaning of the statement. When I received a mocking response (yes, from a stranger!) I was surprised at how it felt—like a hot iron, pulled fromContinue reading “Oh, Piercing Word: The Hurt of the Lord”