The next time you find yourself unable to sleep due to worry, ask whether you’re in the Galilee waters or the Gethsemane garden. Ask yourself whether your wakefulness is of the weakening flesh or the awakening Spirit.
We need more than a shoulder to cry on. We need more than hands and feet that will take the nails that we deserve. We need the strong arms of a Savior who comes back from the dead.
He is risen! He is risen indeed!
Here's the Easter message I recorded a few days ago.
- March 30, 2013 |
It's time to go "All In" on the Resurrection of Jesus.
- March 29, 2013 |
Jesus was forsaken that we might never be forsaken.
- March 29, 2013 |
Grace alone produces the conditions that induce change, but grace is not conditional on change. It is pure gift.
The amazing thing about Good Friday is that it was -- and is -- part of the "good" declared by God at creation. And it was a good for us.
Pilate gave the wrong answer to the world's most important question.
Those of us who continue to advocate for the traditional definition of marriage are painted as mean-spirited and regressive. Still, informed citizens ought to consider the implications of overhauling one definition of marriage and replacing it with another.
I’ve found that most people who tell me that fiction is a waste of time are folks who seem to hold to a kind of sola cerebra vision of the Christian life that just doesn’t square with the Bible.
That slap symbolizes how far Jesus was willing to go.
Everything belongs to God, including Caesar and his money.
- March 26, 2013 |
Boldness, security, generosity, love, peace, confidence, courage, compassion. This is what life begins to look like when your heart is grasped by the fact everything you need, in Christ you already possess...
It was from the imagination of C.S. Lewis that we were first exposed to a devil’s diabolical advice for the capturing of the human heart through the fictional correspondence between a senior devil, Screwtape, to his nephew, Wormwood. Here is a freshly imagined correspondence, just intercepted, of course, related to Easter.