Unveiled Faces

“And we, who with unveiled faces, all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into His likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” (2 Corinthians 3:18) I’m sure you are familiar with the most popular game in the world. It is as old as the human race and is […]

Don’t Take the Bait

  “He said to his disciples, ‘Offenses will certainly come, but woe to the one through whom they come!’” (Luke 17:1) The Greek word translated as offense is skandalon.  Later in the NT, the word skandalon is used to describe Jesus. The idea of the Son of God dying on a cross is scandalous; it […]

Erethizon Dorsatum

Erethizon Dorsatum

“We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way….” (Isaiah 53:6) “…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23) How do you pursue this beautiful dream of community and relationships with actual, real-life, imperfect people? Let me tell you about the North […]

As Is

Catalyst Email

“We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way….” (Isaiah 53:6) “…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23) In certain stores, you will find a special section where you can get clothes at reduced prices. My wife loves shopping at garage […]

The Company We Keep

The Company We Keep

“And you are living stones that God is building into his spiritual temple…” (1 Peter 2:5, NLT). For the last two weeks, we’ve been discussing the church. I’ve locked onto Peter’s description of the church: God is in the process of building this spiritual temple, and we are the building blocks. The church isn’t just […]

Another Pandemic

Another Pandemic

“My tears have been my food day and night, while men say to me all day long, ‘Where is your God?’ These things I remember as I pour out my soul: how I used to go with the multitude, leading the procession to the House of God, with shouts of joy and thanksgiving among the […]

Relationship Wisdom

“Who is wise and understanding among you?” James 3:13 James 3 discusses relationships and contrasts two ways of relating to others. These he describes as two types of “wisdom.” First, there is the wisdom from heaven. Second, with tongue firmly planted in cheek, there is earthly “wisdom.” The appropriation of heavenly wisdom will do wonders […]