Loving Your Neighbor

Reading Time: 3 minutes When I first met the woman who would later become my wife, her desire was to go to China as a missionary. Who would have thought that the Lord would bring China right here to […]

While Walking With Jesus

Reading Time: 4 minutes While walking with Jesus, I have been hurt, attacked, confused, and broken, but never by Him. The walk has been far from easy, but Jesus has been constantly gentle as He leads me along. We […]

America Was Founded as a ________ Nation

Reading Time: 2 minutes From the Pilgrims … “America was founded as a Christian nation.” “America was founded on the principle of religious freedom.” “The founding fathers were evangelical Christians.” “The founding fathers were deists.” These are just some […]

A Prayer for the New Year

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lord God, Father of new beginnings, fresh starts, and recommitments, we bow in your presence to dedicate the coming year to you. We confess your sovereign orchestration of our lives down to the most intricate […]

’Tis The Season To Be Vulnerable

Reading Time: 4 minutes The Scriptures present the miracle of Emmanuel, God with us, from a multitude of viewpoints and perspectives.  Each viewpoint or perspective usually had some corresponding responses, some good and some not so good.  Come and […]

The Flight of Death’s Dark Shadows

Reading Time: 4 minutes John 1:4 – “In Him was life, and the life was the light of men” (ESV). “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” is one of my favorite Christmas carols/advent hymns, and, like most people of my […]

God Speaks to Darkness

Reading Time: 3 minutes Joel Carter Some have said that John 1:1-18 is the best literary prologue of all time. It’s an easy claim to back up. These verses beautifully present images and themes that would pique the curiosity […]

Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus

Reading Time: 4 minutes It doesn’t take a lot of insight to notice that there is something terribly wrong with our world. Scrolling through Facebook, Twitter, or the news only makes this reality even more blatant. Ignominious acts are […]

Shepherds

Reading Time: 3 minutes Something that I have wondered about the Christmas story is this: Why were the shepherds the first to hear about Jesus? When I was younger, I always felt like the shepherds were the smallest, forgotten […]

Longing for the Messiah – Simeon of Luke 2

Reading Time: 4 minutes The words of Simeon have become part of the Latin liturgy, called the Nunc Dimittis for Simeon’s first words in the Latin  Vulgate: Nunc dimittis servum tuum, – Now let Your servant … Luke provides […]