Making Sense of the Bible (including the weird parts)

You need the Bible. If you're a parent, your children need the Bible too. I've written before about the importance of personal and family devotions. But let's be honest: the Bible can sometimes be hard to understand. I mean, if you stick to easier parts (most of the New Testament), it's not so bad. But … Continue reading Making Sense of the Bible (including the weird parts)

The Sight is Glorious

Today is one of my favorite days of the year. No, I don't mean Cinco de Mayo, important as the Battle of Puebla was in North American history. Today, with people around the world, I am celebrating a far greater triumph. Today - forty days after Easter Sunday - is the Feast of the Ascension … Continue reading The Sight is Glorious

Star Wars and Seeds of Doubt

A few weeks ago, before the rolling yellow opening credits of the latest Star Wars movie appeared in theaters across the land, the crazy theories began to fill my Facebook newsfeed. I'm not just talking about theories about Episode VII. Before the movie came out, those were pretty much all just speculation, and could have … Continue reading Star Wars and Seeds of Doubt

The Coming of the Savior

Christians around the world are observing the season of Advent. This is not the same as Christmas, the celebration of the incarnation and birth of our Savior. Traditionally, Christmastide begins on December 25 and runs for 12 days (hence the song with the partridge) until Epiphany on January 6. Christmas is a time to celebrate … Continue reading The Coming of the Savior

Eating Your Dinner

Most Christians believe that they are supposed to spend some time every day reading the Bible and praying. Whether they call this time "doing their devotions," "having a quiet time," or something else, they think they are supposed to do it. There are a lot more people who believe that they should do their devotions … Continue reading Eating Your Dinner

Jesus Christ is the Same

The name of this blog comes from a declaration that jumps out of the last chapter of the Letter to the Hebrews: "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today - and forever" (Hebrews 13:8). There are lots of directions we could go with this statement. We could make it very personal, experiential, and subjective: … Continue reading Jesus Christ is the Same