February 6, 2018

          “I never thought Angels would have so many tattoos.” -Richard Beck I want to start a series over the next few weeks reviewing a great new book by my friend Richard Beck. It’s his book Stranger God: Meeting Jesus in disguise, and I think it’s an incredibly important book for Christians to read. For those of you who have read his earlier book Unclean, it’s some of the best of that material written for a... Read more

January 30, 2018

There was a day in North Africa that I was introduced to a woman named Rasaas. I commented on how pretty her name was and how I hadn’t heard it before. She smiled a little shyly and asked me if I knew what her name meant. I said that I didn’t. She casually started into a story about how her village was raided by soldiers on the day that she was born. Her father and uncles were killed. And instead... Read more

January 23, 2018

It is human nature, it seems, to most deeply fear and hate the very things that we are most like. Read more

January 16, 2018

“Jesus. He is where we see things differently.” Read more

January 9, 2018

At the pinnacle of his religious experience, Suleiman came to the conclusion that what he was doing wasn’t worship to the God of the patriarchs but was merely walking in circles around a rock. Read more

January 2, 2018

So here it is, my annual list of book suggestions. There are lots of good books that I read this year, but If they’ve made this list it’s because I’ve found myself recommending them to friends over lunches or coffee on multiple occasions Read more

December 19, 2017

Theologians used to say “To Know God is to suffer God” and I think there’s a lot of truth in that way of describing it. Read more

December 12, 2017

The Golden Coral may not be what comes to your mind when you think of holy ground, but it’s come to be that for me. The Church where I work, has a relationship with a half-way house for men just getting out of prison. These are guys who are needing a second chance in life, they’re often battling addictions, and always fighting to get a job. And over the past few years one of our Highland Church elders has invited/paid... Read more

December 5, 2017

The Biblical doctrine of Election is often misunderstood and almost always controversial, but here’s what it means in it’s most simple form. God chose us. Read more

November 28, 2017

When we first moved to a series of refugee camps in North Africa we had two kids – a barely two year old and a three month old. We lived in a mud hut for about eight months while waiting for a more permanent house to be built, which was much harder than I would like to admit. During that time I prayed gut-wrenching, agonized prayers. And invariable they went something like this, “Please Lord, I am begging you, out... Read more

Browse Our Archives