The mashup of scriptures in my Daily Light reading seemed perfect for the big and busy day ahead. I thought you may need and appreciate it too. Here it is: Be strong and courageousThe LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? - He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the LORD shall … [Read more...] about The Perfect Scriptures for a Busy Day
Archives for March 2014
I recently took part in a lively discussion about this question. In an area (the Hypostatic Union of Christ) bristling with difficulties, I will keep my words few. I'd simply like to offer a couple points of clarification and then I'll quote an expert. The Difficulty Some people may wonder why this is a difficult question. They will say God cannot sin, so of course Jesus could not sin. And that's true. But a tension still exists. Scripture makes two claims that are difficult to combine. … [Read more...] about Could Jesus Have Sinned?
What do I think? It doesn't matter what I think. It matters what God thinks. We live in a culture obsessed with opinions. We have professional opinonators. They fill our newspapers, feeds and screens. What do you think about this? What do you think about that? This obsession is everywhere. It's crept into the church. We feel we have a right to an opinion on all matters, and all opinions are created equal. So have your say, and I'll have mine. How perfectly postmodern. Yes, some … [Read more...] about What I Think
I have so much to learn. It's overwhelming actually. You'd think by now I would have reached some level of competency, but the further I go, the further it gets. I am clueless to many things. I am forgetful of others. And I am shallow on what I do know. (As someone once said, "Lord, help us to understand what we know.") Learning feels like trying to hang that too-big-paper with that too-small-magnet on the refrigerator. Can I get an Amen? I told my daughter I was thinking about … [Read more...] about So Much to Learn
My family and I stopped in Savannah, Georgia and visited Forsyth Park. After a season of wintry darkness and rain, stepping into a Spring-filled garden of blooms felt like a rebirth. Fountains sprayed their waters. Spanish moss framed every vista. And the soft grass of Spring yielded to a zephyr. It was beautiful and intoxicating. But the beauty of Forsyth Park derives from more than the change of season. The wonder comes from the intermingling of nature and humanity. It is a city garden, … [Read more...] about Garden Cities
Growing in Love How do we grow in love? Have you ever thought about this difficult question? In some ways, it’s quite easy to fall in love. In other ways, it’s out of your hands. I remember falling in love with Jess. It was natural and unsought. It just happened. Other people were around, but I fell in love with her. And without much deliberation! So how do we grow in love when it’s somewhat out of our control? Of course you could say love is a choice. You choose to love more. That’s kind of … [Read more...] about Insist on the Gospel