Why Does God Let You Suffer?

Attitude During Trials When I was eight my family vacationed through Arizona; I loved the golden rock formations and decided to take up rock collecting. By the time we got back home, I had a bag stuffed full of cactus […]


Blindness and Glory: An Exegetical Case Study in John 9 Concerning God’s use of Physical Handicaps

When it comes to theological interrogations, Jesus will not backed in a corner. This is true whether the questioners are antagonists with an agenda (cf. Matt 22:23-40), or His own disciples. John’s Gospel gives an example of the latter: “And […]


I Hairsprayed Her Clothes: Dealing With Marital Frustration & Unity

Most newlyweds have little spats; Bre and I were no different. On one particularly hot summer day, the air conditioning unit of our little condominium broke. The repairman couldn’t help for a couple of days so we were forced to […]


The Little Guy Proposed to My Daughter!

I knew this long dreaded moment would come because I’m the father of a little girl. The young man approached me with his eye on the prize of my little girl’s hand. He sized me up and I sized him up. The […]


Summer Worries Keep You Up At Night

Its well past midnight and you can’t sleep… You toss and turn, worry after worry flooding your head. Most of the ideas aren’t related, you can’t do anything about them, and most of them won’t be remembered tomorrow, but tonight […]

An Alternative to the Vanity of Life

  The biblical-theological-philosophical masterpiece called Ecclesiastes is framed by the superlative construct “Vanity of vanities” (Eccl 1:2; 12:8). In the midst of this inclusio, out of his personal experience, Solomon provides ample reasons why he thought “all of life is […]


Cop Killers and Victims Need Christ

Real peace and lasting change begin in the human heart.


The Rejection of Jesus is Marvelous!

      “‘The stone that the builders rejected                  has become the cornerstone;            this was the Lord’s doing,                 and it is marvelous in our eyes’?” In Mark 12:10-11, we read Jesus quoting Psalms 118 in pronouncing judgment […]


5 Strategies For a Christ-Centered Home

How in the world are we going to raise godly kids in a sin-centered culture? For well over a decade, social media has evolved and exploded from days of primitive “My Space” accounts that had teens glued to the family […]



Imagine that you live in a country in which Christianity is a minority religion. Most people you meet have never heard of it, or know very very little about it. Most people believe in a whole host of gods and […]