Over the last couple of days, I have been witness to a wide range of sentiments regarding what should be done with and for the Syrian refugees. I believe, it is without question a situation that must be addressed. However, the way that it is addressed will have consequences and implications for all those involved. I am still trying to make sense of the situation … Continue reading On Syrian Refugees and the Sin of Vicarious Hospitality
In 1 John 1:5-10 we are confronted with a rather alarming reality. John tells his readers that if they claim to be in the light there should be a distinct difference in them from the world. There are three characteristics in a person who declares a relationship with God. First, if we have a genuine relationship with God we will walk in the light. The … Continue reading The Penetrating Sight of God
If they knew what you knew that God knew about you, how would that affect how you lived your life? One of the hardest things to do as a Christian is moving on from our past. We all know who we were. We also know who we are, or at least are trying to be. There is no escaping the memories of our history. We … Continue reading How do we heal from our Spiritual Injuries?
Frank LaDon Thompson August 19, 1969 – October 14, 2015 Yesterday afternoon I was sitting at home watching a baseball game when I found out that my friend Frank’s journey here on earth had come to an end. He died due to complications related to his heart and kidney transplant surgery. The sensation of numbness washed over me like a wave. And then another came. … Continue reading “The High Cost of Love” | Remembering Frank Thompson
The will of God. This is such a difficult and mysterious phrase within the Christian faith. I think that almost every Christian would say that they want to know what the will of God is for their lives. But, how can we find it? How can we discern what God would have us to do? Maybe, we should try to find what is already before … Continue reading The Will of God
It is upon the parchment of life that we write the epoch story of our lives. It is through the daily exercise of writing, of getting up each morning and filling each page with at least one meaningful statement that we are able to leave a legacy for those who may wonder, “Who was this one that passed by?” It is not enough to stand … Continue reading The Parchment of Life