Category: General

How did Jesus stay silent when mocked?

He was despised and rejected – a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief. We turned our backs on him and looked the other way. He was despised and we did not care. (Isaiah 53:3, NLT) In this season of Lent, we continue our pondering of this verse, asking God for increased understanding leading up…[View Article]

A New Year’s Resolution Guaranteed to Work

Wrap up 2018. Whether you are a New Year’s resolution person or not, most of us think about what kind of year 2018 has been, even if for a few minutes. I usually spend 30 minutes tying up the current year before crossing the threshold into the next one. I write a list of the…[View Article]

Who told you that you were naked?

For years now, my first week of January involves keeping close tabs on one of the most influential Christian conferences in the world that takes place near me in Atlanta, Georgia. Passion 2018 has ended, but each talk is posted on YouTube. I have been making my way through each session in chronological order and…[View Article]

Is there room for Jesus in your inn?

Every year I focus on a particular part of the Christmas story on which to meditate and I have become smitten and convicted by a verse that might appear quite mundane at first glance: And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because…[View Article]

Finding Peace in the Midst of Life’s Storms

This year’s particularly intense hurricane season is providing a natural visual aid on the topic of Finding Peace in the Midst of Life’s Storms. I thought it would be fun to post a talk I gave last week about when Jesus calmed the storm as described in the account found in Mark 4:35-41. Do any…[View Article]