Quick, what's the shortest verse in the Bible? Answer: John 11:35, "Jesus wept." It's one of those weird Christian trivia answers every believer knows. It's kind of a funny joke you can throw into any overly theological conversation to lighten the mood: Bob: "Yeah, but remember John 11:35?" Paul: "What does 'Jesus wept' have to do … Continue reading The Shortest Verse has BIG Meaning
A light switch. They turn on lights. (Thank you Captain Obvious!) In some avenue of my brain I used to think faith in God was like a light switch. You simply quoted a verse or truth about God and then moved on with your life, newly refreshed and built up in your faith. If you're … Continue reading Faith is a Fight
I want to talk with you today about a very troubling subject. It's an issue all people, particularly parents, have to deal with. It can destroy a person's sanity. It can wreck your house, car, or any public area. I'm talking of course about Goo. I'm writing this highly scientific article (ahem) in the hopes of … Continue reading A Serious Problem for Parents Everywhere
We were trying to get in the car to leave the gym. I was putting my son into his booster seat, trying to navigate between the two month old raisin goo on his straps and the three week old animal crackers in his seat. If I had to choose I would rather touch the crackers than … Continue reading The Game All of Us Must Play
Today's blog is interactive. In order to read you'll have to follow instructions. If you play along you may or may not win a bag of Doritos. So here's the interactive instruction: Go look in the mirror. What do you see? In my case I see the image of a 35 year old man who needs … Continue reading The Mirror Shows an Amazing Image
Imagine you're watching the news one night and the headline story is "Crazy Religious Man Shows Up Downtown." The TV presents images of a man covered in ragged clothing who looks like he hasn't washed, shaved, or visited the local Great Clips in quite a while. What's worse is he's standing on top of a park bench … Continue reading A Crazy Man Baptizes Jesus. Hmmm…(Matthew 3:1-12)
I wonder a lot. I wonder if and when I will ever get a job which is fulfilling. I wonder how I’ll make ends meet. I wonder at unanswered prayer, brokenness, and why God allows evil men to have success and good people to suffer. I also wonder why God invented roaches and Brussels sprouts, … Continue reading Did Wonderful Men Wonder Too?
I spent the last three years leading a Sunday School class of adult singles at church. I volunteered to teach the class hoping I could serve and bless them. Instead the people in the group served and blessed me. On the surface I did not have a lot in common with the class. I was … Continue reading Seasoned Individuals Who Flavor the World