Pages of Presence

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1) The other day a self-declared humanist/atheist friend tagged me in a Facebook post about the “errors” in the Bible. Rather than battle him with memes and GIFs, I offered to buy him coffee and discuss the […]

Moving on to Maturity (Heb. 6:1-3)

“The Secret of Joy” (2 Cor. 8:1-4)

Healthy spiritual life is divided into the same three phases as healthy human life: In the first phase, you’re dependent on someone else feeding you. In the second phase, you’re becoming skilled in feeding yourself. In the third phase, you begin to feed others younger than you.

Missing the Point

“Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.” At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked. The day on which this took place was a Sabbath, and so the Jews [Pharisees] said to the man who had been healed, “It is the Sabbath; the law […]

As Far as I’m Concerned…

“As soon as it was night, the brothers sent Paul and Silas away to Berea. On arriving there, they went to the Jewish synagogue. Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said […]

Understanding Postmodernism

Adults have always had difficulties relating to young people.  “Dad, you just don’t get it,” was a phrase often heard coming from my two brothers and me.  But now, it seems the divide is even greater.  It’s not just immaturity or youthful exuberance we old farts don’t get – there’s really a gap in understanding.  […]