Reflection on Emotion

As we sat at the graduation rehearsal, one professor encouraged all the graduates with the reminder that this event was the culmination of all our hard work and a conclusion to the goal we had all set years before. In one sense this was encouraging, but at the same time, I struggled with the emotion…

Trusting God Amidst Dangerous Duty

I finished up a biography of John Wycliffe this week, and this quote by Wycliffe grabbed me. It took a few times in reading it to grab a hold of it, but it was worth the brief time of meditation. Christians possess something the moralists and his reason will never understand – that being the…

Sin Extinguished by God’s Mercy

We live in a country in which we pride ourselves on freedom, after all we are the “land of the free and the home of the brave.” While we very well may live among many brave, we really don’t live in a land of the free – politically or spiritually. In the same way we…

Milk to Meat of Gospel

  “Paul saw the Gospel as more than a onetime-only kērygma for unbelievers. Evangelicals have long acted as though the Gospel was the right “medicine” for unbelievers, but that believers need to move beyond the Gospel and go on to other things, a movement from the “milk” to the “meat.” But this seems untrue—thoroughly out…

Seeing Face to Face

Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought…

Love Writes With Ashes

Love is the solution to resentfulness. Another way of saying, “love is not resentful” is to say that “love is forgiving.” Instead of holding a real or perceived wrong against someone, love either chooses to not take it as a personal offense; or if it is a personal offense, chooses to forgive. Far too long…