• The Crucifixion of the Soul

    7 February, 2018

    All who would be strong in the Lord, all who would do much for the Lord, will of priority, first seek to be much with their Lord. All must pass through their personal Gethsemane, for there is no resurrection if there is not first self-death. Bowed low in another Gethsemane the body and soul pleads…...[read more]

  • Making Sense of Halloween

    22 October, 2015

    Introduction Ghosts and goblins, skeletons and skulls are the order of the day. Shrill voices and bright eyes of wonderment gaze hopefully upward and beg trick or treat. Pumpkins and black cats are all enlisted to create a mirthful ambience that horror is fun while death is a game. We used to go…...[read more]

  • Making Sense of Easter

    2 April, 2015

    Introduction Arriving through Jesus is a new world, but none are forced to enter it. Screaming from the pages of Scripture as Isaiah 64 finishes is a terrible cry to a deaf God. Heaven's silence is a foreboding thing to the listening. It mocks prayers and makes the universe a frighteningly…...[read more]

  • Making Sense of Christmas

    12 December, 2014

    Charles Dickens got this right ~ I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. Christmas is THE ONE celebration to get correct yet it is the one so incorrect. Christmas is captured well when we grasp that it is a celebration of Christ's presence and not just my presents.…...[read more]