Bloom Where You Are Planted

God does not tell Jeremiah that he will rescue his people from that captivity. Instead, he tells Jeremiah what the nation of Israel should focus on in that less-than-ideal set of circumstances.

He is Risen

He is risen. As followers of Christ, we believe that this is a historical event with spiritual, mental, emotional, relational, intellectual, and eternal ramifications. Neither wishful thinking nor a neurosis (Freud). Not merely a psychological crutch (Nietzsche), although a wonderful crutch. Not an “opium” for when the average Joe is suffering economically at the handsContinue reading “He is Risen”

The Chosen: My Emotional Response

I watched the first episode this morning and the last five minutes broke me. I wept. I then watched the scene with Mary of Magdalene 15 more times, and wept more.

Tim Keller on “Dark Times”

As Keller explains, there is no such thing as “objective” abandonment for Christians. Only Christ was actually abandoned by the Father. Therefore, all that remains is “subjective” abandonment. In other words, though we may feel abandoned by God (feel = subjective), it is never the case (objective).

Follow Up: Would I Attend the Wedding of a Gay Family Member or Friend?

Three months ago I asked this question. One of my friends, Kevin Burr, stated that he would and then for his reasons, cited several passages in the Bible that centered around “love.” Kevin did what every sincere disciple of Jesus Christ ought to do, that is, filter your decisions through what you believe God hadContinue reading “Follow Up: Would I Attend the Wedding of a Gay Family Member or Friend?”