Our twin daughters love “baby Jesus.” Before Christmas, we went to a parade in our community and one of the girls said, “I don’t want to see Santa Claus, I just want to see baby Jesus!” As Christian parents, Steph and I are glad for this, however, we have also tried to explain to our […]Read More Christ’s Heavenly Session
A few months ago, my wife Stephane came up with some parallels between discipleship and nursing. I thought they were insightful and decided to pass them along to you. 1. Both must take place often. Mothers know that every few hours, her baby must be fed. The baby only has a small stomach and therefore […]Read More Some Parallels Between Discipleship and Nursing
In a few weeks, our son John will turn 1. The pace of his growth has been breathtaking, but especially of late. It seems like every week, he reaches a new milestone. It has been fascinating (and fun) for my wife and I to watch this remarkable growth, along with the growth of our twin […]Read More Are You Growing in Your Walk With the Lord?
I have always been a late adaptor when it comes to technology and social media. For example, I waited several years before joining Facebook. When I finally joined back in 2009, one of my college friends joked, “Welcome to 2006, Dan!” Well, after several years of holding out, I finally decided to give another social […]Read More Twitter, Social Media, and True Influence
Whenever disaster strikes, such as the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma, or evil happens, such as the recent Boston Bombing, the question inevitably arises – why does a good and loving God allow evil and suffering in the world? This is an important apologetic question and one we must wrestle with as Christians. If you are […]Read More Making Sense of Evil and Suffering
When we think of evangelism often what comes to mind is a particular technique or method to share the gospel with those around us. These methods tend to come and go, with some enduring longer than others. I like the method found in John 9 with the blind man. He simply said, “I was blind, […]Read More Are We Neglecting Something in Our Evangelistic Efforts?
We hear the word “faith” all the time. Someone will say, “He made a faith commitment”, or “My faith is really growing”, or “She’s a woman of faith”, etc. But sometimes I think we forget the basic meaning of the word. The Bible says, “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen” […]Read More Having an Active Faith
“Sexuality is designed by God as a way to know God in Christ more fully. Knowing God in Christ more fully is designed as a way of guarding and guiding our sexuality.” So argues John Piper in his book “Sex and the Supremacy of Christ.” In order to help the reader better understand what he […]Read More The Relationship Between Sex and Knowing Christ
Last week I wrote a post about living simply. I explained how the biggest lesson we learned from our recent move was the value of not being burdened with a bunch of stuff you don’t need. Here’s my attempt to give more of a theological rational for that thought. The apostle Paul writes, “But godliness […]Read More Get Rid of Your “Stuff”
Who? Jesus gave this mission verbally to the first disciples, but it did not end with their deaths. As Lord of the church, he expects his followers to carry out this mission “to the end of the age.” Their mission is our mission. Why? The authority for our mission comes from Christ. It is […]Read More Understanding the Great Commission