The terrible thing, the almost impossible thing, is to hand over your whole self — all your wishes, and precautions — to Christ. But it is far easier than what we are trying to do instead. For what we are trying to do is remain what we call “ourselves,” to keep personal happiness as our great aim in life, and... Continue Reading →
Cathedrals and Kingdoms
Our pastor at church this past weekend preached a sermon called "Don't Go To Church... BE the Church." I reflected a lot on that yesterday as I watched the beautiful Notre Dame Cathedral go up in flames. American Christians are pretty comfortable with the idea that 'church' isn't just a brick building you go to... Continue Reading →
"Love without a Cross has no backbone. Love without a Cross can't stand - because it's only about feel-good and not about being made new. While political correctness may say, "Only talk of 'Love' and no messy cross and maybe we'll find one of many ways to the good life," Jesus quietly offers: "Come to Me... Continue Reading →
Where is Your Jesus?
I A few years back, we took a family trip to Germany with our then 4 year old son. We had lived there a few years earlier (before children) and were excited to go show him all our favorite places and introduce him to a new culture. I love Europe. My favorite thing to do... Continue Reading →