Starlight and Dawn

I want to enjoy my wife and my kids. They will only be my wife and my children here, on this earth, and only once. After my Jesus returns there were will be something much better and much more lasting, the solid reality of which marriage and parenting are simply good whispers. Then these blessings... Continue Reading →

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30 Seconds On Being Born

When I was born, I was full of disobedience and selfishness and fear. I did the wrong things because I loved the wrong things. And a man can't change what he loves all on his own. Title of chapter 1 of my biography: Conceived in sin, born sinning. A really miraculous thing about the news... Continue Reading →

Love and Hate

A Christian should have many loves, because the God He sees and knows as beautiful is the God who made this world.  And, like everybody, all of his hatreds flow from his loves.  But with the healthy  Christian, this principle works out for the benefit of the wider world. The Christian whose heart is in... Continue Reading →

60 Seconds On Death and Easter

Death will not get the last word. It spoke what it had, every last syllable of its harshest lie, and couldn't keep Him behind the rock. Him.  The Christ.  The God-man come for sinners. In a world with dead bodies, there is no hope unless there is resurrection.  God made a world of trees and... Continue Reading →

Christian Grief

   Christian grief always has hope buried deep inside it.  The reason for this is that a Christian is waiting for the returning King, and the King loves him and knows him by name.  Earth, spoiled as she is, is His countryside, and He rules her, and He is coming to throw out all the... Continue Reading →

10 Seconds On Death

   Every death is an invitation to be disturbed by sin, Satan, and what they've wrought.  And every death is an invitation to trust in the One who will crush death, and who offers eternal life to all men.   When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come with her also weeping,... Continue Reading →

“Just for Believing the Wrong Thing?”

   I've heard an objection to Christianity that I was mulling this morning for reasons that probably aren't interesting enough to mention.  It goes something like this:  "If the Gospel is that God offers eternal life to all who believe in Jesus, then I have a problem.  Because I don't believe God would send someone... Continue Reading →

For the Pomp-Weary

   Why should I fear in times of trouble, when the iniquity of those who cheat me surrounds me, those who trust in their wealth and boast of the abundance of their riches? Truly no man can ransom another, or give to God the price of his life, for the ransom of their life is... Continue Reading →

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