2023: Looking Forward

2023: Looking Forward

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” (Isaiah 43:18-19) What are you looking forward to in 2023? I ask because our...
The Incredible Step Down

The Incredible Step Down

“But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship.” (Galatians 4:4-5) As December unfolds, we relish the opportunity of sharing another Christmas...
CROSSING FENCES WITH JESUS

CROSSING FENCES WITH JESUS

Christians know the “quick take” summary of our calling is to “do what Jesus did.” The challenge is embracing Jesus’ many radical actions. It might be easy to say we want to be like Jesus, but His tendency to push boundaries and take risks in the name of God’s love...
Changing Seasons, Unchanging God

Changing Seasons, Unchanging God

As I write this, autumn has arrived, both on the calendar and in the cooler temperatures. I see the increasing evidence in the changing hue of leaves, the changing landscape of harvested fields, and the changing outfits as more and more jackets make their appearance....
KINGDOM MATH REVISITED

KINGDOM MATH REVISITED

In a culture where “bigger is better” is an unquestioned life principle, it’s easy to understand why many Christians feel a bigger church—more worship attenders, a larger building, more financial resources—is always better than a smaller one. The Biblical truth about...
“What Do You Want?”

“What Do You Want?”

“So, what do you want?” It’s the question we get asked as Christmas approaches, as we pull up to the drive-through order microphone, and in many other life contexts. It gains new importance as we read Jesus’ words in Matthew 7:7-8: “Ask and it will be given to you;...