Christ Our Priest

One thing I love about kids is that there is not beating around the bush with them. Simply put, they tell it like it is. They may say "I'm hungry," or "This tastes bad," or "Why is he so ugly daddy?" and the like. We often like to think of ourselves as far more complicated … More Christ Our Priest

Post Tenebras Lux

Have you ever noticed that when people introduce themselves, the first thing to follow their name is quite often their occupation? And though there is nothing wrong with this particular practice, is the heart of our identity merely what we do? Is it true that who you are holds no weight on what you do? … More Post Tenebras Lux

God Cares For His People

When was the last time you had a great trip? Some of my favorite memories with my wife include our trips to visit family and friends. We have a young family, and so our adventures have gotten a tad bit more complicated. And as you can imagine, our adventures do not begin when we arrive … More God Cares For His People

Reverence and Awe

Water is something we take for granted every day isn't it? We are thirsty, so we open the fridge. If our hands get dirty, we wash them. For many of us, the warmth in our home comes by means of water rushing through pipes, creating the most annoying bits of racket, which of course causes … More Reverence and Awe

The Sabbath is for Singing

The Church has historically understood the centrality of the Lord's Day, Sunday, and the importance of setting it apart for public worship. Christians have most chiefly perceived such acts as the means of honoring the fourth commandment, which demands that Christian honor the Sabbath Day and keep it holy.┬áBut why ought we to sanctify the … More The Sabbath is for Singing

A Bloody Mess

There are few things as naturally alarming to a person as the sight of blood. You may find that even the idea of blood causes all sorts of reactions amongst people. For some, the idea of blood is inherently vile, causing stomachs to churn. In others, we find a relative indifference, whether it be due … More A Bloody Mess

Be Gracious

Jesus is concerned with how you respond when other's wrong you. We've all been in a situation where someone has wronged us in some way. Perhaps we've had a boss who lives to make our life unbearable, or maybe even a family member who loves to see us squirm. Whether in these situations or others, … More Be Gracious

No Idols Measure Up

One of the Church's greatest voices in the 20th century was a professor at the Oxford; his name was C.S. Lewis. His most renowned work is called, 'Mere Christianity' where Lewis presents the Christian faith as the only intelligible option for the world; all else is utter foolishness. And it is within the context of … More No Idols Measure Up

Merry Day-After-Christmas

As a kid, I remember the distinct moment I realized that Christmas was over. There was the vague recollection that there was an immense month full of joy and anticipation, and then the glorious event itself. All the evidences of the joy of Christmas were still with me, bits of wrapping paper could still be … More Merry Day-After-Christmas