BEING GOOD NEWS: An Advent Devotion for Dec 14 (Published by FPU Biblical Seminary)

Being Good News “The spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me… he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed.” -Isaiah 61:1 Read Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 Two years ago I attended a Bible study primarily composed of homeless folks in a downtown coffee shop. My hope was to learn from these dear [Read More...]

Don’t Let the Sun Go Down While You’re Still… P.O.’d! (Get Out Your “Damn It Doll”)

  This past weekend, I had a moment where I got P.O.’d.  If you’re human, you can probably relate.  It was over something that wasn’t even a big deal, yet my blood started boiling and I felt like hitting a wall.  But then I realized that such an action would let anger win.  So I [Read More...]

I’m Done With Living Like a Christian

Something happened last week.  I went on a retreat with an amazing spiritual director / teacher named Jan Johnson.  By the end of our time together I realized that I’m done with living like a Christian. I’m done serving the poor. I’m done going the extra mile. I’m done being a husband who strives to [Read More...]

Biggness, Smallness, and the Image of God – Reflections on God as Creator, part 3

Now, lets think about the life of Jesus.  How does he have to say about us in our smallness?  There is one episode in the Gospel of Luke that gives us something to ponder about our role as image-bearers.  Luke 20.20 starts the story: 20 Keeping a close watch on him, they sent spies, who [Read More...]


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