God’s Grace to Noah

I’ve never understood why the nurseries in churches so often highlight the story of Noah’s ark. If you are unaware of this story, it’s one of the most frightening displays of God’s raw power and justice in all of Scripture. In it we learn that the wickedness of humanity is so vast that the only … More God’s Grace to Noah

A Song of Creation

What kind of God is the God of the Bible? Is he petty and weak? Is he unmoved by our suffering or indifferent about our sorrows? Is he chaotic or uncertain or cruel? How would you answer the question, “What kind of God is the God you serve?” Where would you begin? We could share … More A Song of Creation

Precious Little Time

When we think about the life of Jesus, we find the supreme example of productivity. Now I don’t mean that He wandered about with a to-do list. But I do mean that He was a man with limited time. He ministered for only a handful of years, and then after His resurrection He remained for … More Precious Little Time

Jesus’ Mighty Acts

If you want to learn about someone, you have to find out what they love to do. Perhaps they love to work with their hands: carpentry, baking, and landscaping are common options. Maybe they are an artist who loves to paint portraits or even cars. Maybe they simply love puzzles. Our actions are quite often … More Jesus’ Mighty Acts

Planting Seeds, Not Weeds

Life in the garden. Have you ever noticed that the Bible is bookended with gardens? In Genesis 1, we find the creation of the world. God conquers the darkness and the void and births new life. He places in His beautiful garden trees, plants, animals, even people to enjoy this amazing space He has created. … More Planting Seeds, Not Weeds

How to Read the Psalms

How can we begin to consider the majesty and beauty contained in the Psalms? No book in human history has ever matched the emotional depth, wisdom, clarity, winsomeness and majesty as contained in these 150 psalms. The Book of Psalms is the original prayerbook, the original hymnal, and the original model for how we ought … More How to Read the Psalms