Suffering Saints

There are few mysteries as confounding as that of suffering. We encounter it regularly. Whether it be the natural sort, by means of sickness or bodily pain, or even the more sinister sort when we consider the atrocities people commit willingly against one another. Suffering seems to be as common as birds of the air, … More Suffering Saints

The Centrality of Easter

This Sunday, nearly every church around the world will focus on the most important doctrine of the Christian faith: the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. Now for many, Easter Sunday will be just another day. This is not unusual seeing how the majority of humanity went about in a “business as usual” sort of … More The Centrality of Easter

The King Who Sang

There are few figures in Scripture as notable as David. Even today, people unfamiliar with the Scriptures as a whole have at least heard that phrase, “The LORD is my shepherd…” (Psalm 23:1). David was a prolific song writer and the Psalms are one of the church’s greatest heirlooms. Even more than a simple musician … More The King Who Sang

Call a Spade a Spade

Much of the New Testament conveys the Lord Jesus Christ through the imagery of light contrasted with darkness. We find this image in the Gospels as Old Testament prophecies find their fulfillment in the coming of the Son of Righteousness (cf. Matthew 4:16). Even as an infant, Simeon spoke of Christ at the Temple in … More Call a Spade a Spade

The Legacy of Grace

One of my favorite things about the Bible is that there is no lack of amazing stories. One of the great gems of the Old Testament is the story of Ruth. Now this story comes to us in the midst of one of Israel’s darkest moments. The very first verse of the very first chapter … More The Legacy of Grace

As Beloved Children

If you would have asked me when I was a young boy what I was going to be when I grew up my answer was simple: I was going to play baseball for the New York Yankees. As a kid, I committed myself to observing everything they did. I knew how each player stood at … More As Beloved Children

To Heaven With You

What does a vacation look like for you? Isn’t it remarkable that so many of us can have an ideal concept of a vacation and no two are the same. For example, I have some family whose ideal vacation involves being firmly planted on the beach. I, on the other hand, would much prefer a … More To Heaven With You

Life On His Terms

Do you remember the old children’s game “Simon Says”? As kids we loved playing this simple game which teaches every participant that sometimes the only way to play is to carefully follow the leader. You can, of course, disregard the leader, but then you are no longer playing the game. I want you to consider … More Life On His Terms