Note: I gave this as a short intro to communion during a church service yesterday. I grew up in mainline denominations and understand that there are a variety of different beliefs about the Lord's Supper, but what follows is my current conviction. Have you ever considered how simple communion is? It is one of the … Continue reading Why Is Communion So Simple?
I hardly ever watch sports. Not because of indifference (I mean, if you want to see a bunch of grown men get paid millions of dollars a year for trying to touch some type of ball, go ahead. This is 'Merica), but more so because of lack of time. However, for the past two weeks, … Continue reading Would Jesus Be In the Olympics?
What is it like to be a Christian missionary in the Middle East, an area long known to have religious wars and struggles among different faiths? I have the pleasure of being friends with someone who lived for many years in Lebanon as a missionary. Kurt (not his real name) agreed to shed some insight … Continue reading Interview with a Missionary: Sharing Christianity with Muslims
I turn a quarter of a century old today! I feel like a walking paradox. On the one hand, I still feel like a kid. I eat too much sugar and I make inappropriate jokes during work meetings. On the other hand, I cannot run a mile as fast as I used to and I’m … Continue reading 25 Things To Be Thankful For
It's almost the new year, and you know what that means. Everybody and their mother is going to show up at the gym next week. I live across the street from a Planet Fitness, and I'm amazed at how many people come out of the woodwork to "lose ten pounds" or "get as ripped as … Continue reading Instead Of Making New Year’s Resolutions, Try This.
A long time ago, there lived a boy who was not that special. He was the runt of the litter, and his family delegated the dirtiest, least fun chores to him. By today’s standards, he was living in poverty, often sleeping under the stars with no running water or creature comforts. But there were creatures, … Continue reading Every Christmas, God Is With Us
(This post may contain spoilers. Search your feelings first before proceeding.) In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Luke Skywalker makes a passing description of the Jedi’s teaching as a “religion”. As a Christian, I am not supposed to have any other gods but the God of the Bible, but I”ll be the first to admit … Continue reading Childlike Hope and Star Wars: The Last Jedi