This Man Deserves It

 For all his fornications, he is guilty.  For his selfish manipulations and lusts, every teenage violation of his future wife, he is unquestionably guilty.  For all of his anger, his petty hatreds and grudges (which he so often carries deep under his skin, where he thinks no one can see), he is guilty.  The... Continue Reading →


We Need A Better Scapegoat Than Matt Lauer

There is a fairly common human impulse to find a scapegoat.   We will put forth a person who has done some evil deed, and our righteous anger at him is supposed to absolve us of any of our own moral guilt.  And his punishment is supposed to be enough to lower the cosmic justice deficit... Continue Reading →

There Will Be Pain

If you are not prepared to see setbacks, you are not prepared to see the Christian life.   If, however, you are simply not prepared to withstand setbacks, then you actually have one of the ingredients necessary for the Christian life:  Broken, incapable humanity.    One thing you must not be able to do if... Continue Reading →

His Good Authority

   It's surprisingly easy to fall in to what Proverbs calls "folly."  Foolishness.  A lack of wisdom.  Incorrect thinking and feeling and behavior.  The heart and the flesh love folly, and I know from experience that my own flesh is no different from anyone else's in that respect.   One of the marks of folly... Continue Reading →

A PSA On Suffering

   If you want do your heart a favor, prepare it now for where it should run when sorrow comes.  Because if you live past the age of 40, it is going to come.   There's a radio PSA I hear every once in a while that uses humor to make the point that families should... Continue Reading →

On Boasting

A simple contrast with no commentary, in the hopes of edifying the reader: "I'm the most successful person ever to run for the presidency, by far... Nobody’s ever been more successful than me. I’m the most successful person ever to run. Ross Perot isn’t successful like me. Romney – I have a Gucci store that’s... Continue Reading →

A Tough One

I am a young pastor. I am a flawed pastor. I am a still-wrestling-with-his-flesh pastor. But despite all that I have, at least for now, this role in the body of Christ. And it's from that role that I wanted to offer a bit of comfort and admonition. Ever been depressed because you thought you... Continue Reading →

Better Friday

One of our elders here at CrossBridge said on Sunday, as he preached John 18:1-12, that Jesus took the cup of God's wrath. Granted the Apostle Peter didn't really understand that that is what the Son of God had come for, so of course he cut off Malchus' ear (pretty reasonable thing to do), but... Continue Reading →

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