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.

“Heal Me or Kill Me” (breadcrumbs to freedom)

This blog I wrote was originally published as an article in our church’s quarterly magazine. This magazine is published online at http://www.rlministry.org. I spent my freshman, sophomore, and junior year of high school praying the following prayer: “Heal me or kill me.” I meant it with all of my heart. I wanted either freedom orContinue reading ““Heal Me or Kill Me” (breadcrumbs to freedom)”

People Are More Important

Pride or Relationships? Your choice. But you cannot have both. Over the last few days, a man was sharing with me that after years, he finally reconnected with someone in his family. That’s right, years. And the person lived in the same town. You know how the story goes. An offense leads to a fewContinue reading “People Are More Important”