Month: February 2021

  • Passing It Off

    An inheritance is not “earned”. An inheritance is given. It is given by the person whose it is to the person (or people) whose it isn’t.

  • What’s In A Name?

    What’s In A Name?

    Genesis 16:7–15; Mark 8:27–30 Relational abuse is not something we should tolerate. This is with the understanding that abuse is the regular, deliberate intent to harm or diminish another. It’s important to address this based on Hagar’s statement to the Lord’s messenger. Based upon the Scriptures, Hagar presumed too much. As the first (Sarah being…

  • Is It Yours?

    Is It Yours?

    It’s humbling—or it should be—that the righteousness that we (should) cling to is not ours. It is a gift of grace.

  • All Are Called

    All Are Called

    You are loved by God. Yes, you.

  • Just the Right Size

    Just the Right Size

    Temptation often comes when we think too much or too little of ourselves. It is usually in those times of weakness that we have the greatest likelihood to succumb.

  • Shun To Death

    Shun To Death

    Shun evil. That seems straightforward. However, we human beings often make it far too complicated. Or, even worse, we make it about others.

  • Storms in Store

    Storms in Store

    We are called to pull people out of the maelstroms of life, not shove them further, no matter who they are.

  • Face-to-Face With Jesus

    Face-to-Face With Jesus

    Psalm 25:1–10; Genesis 9:8–17; 1 Peter 3:18–22; Mark 1:9–15 A number of years ago, I was part of a drama that was really a hellfire and brimstone (or “turn or burn”) presentation. As my theology has deepened, and my wrestlings with the Scriptures have continued, the over-simplification of it bothers me. Much of everything around…