Last week I was privileged to be featured on the William Tennent School of Theology blog. Tennent is a start-up seminary based out of Colorado led by my friend Michael Morgan. Michael and I were part of the same cohort for our Doctor of Ministry program and have stayed in touch ever since we graduated. […]Read More Joy Unspeakable!
The world has changed dramatically over the past few months. Well over a million people have COVID-19 and tens of thousands have died from it. In many ways, life will never be the same again. Many people are scratching their heads, asking big questions, and searching for answers. This is a good thing. If you […]Read More Making Sense of Suffering, Death, and Global Pandemics
When we lived in New York State, I think we had the best garbage guys ever. They were a ragtag crew of two, operating in an old, way past its prime, shouldn’t be on the road, kind of garbage truck. On our garbage day (Thursday if I remember correct) we never knew what time they […]Read More “Just Living the Dream”
Something happened this past summer that I won’t soon forget. My son John was playing on our front porch with his two sisters. I was inside the house but only a few feet away, watching through the door window. My memory fails me as to what exactly happened, but John started crying and immediately crawled […]Read More Where is God when I need Him?
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
If we were honest with ourselves, most of us would admit there are times where we wonder – how could God let this happen? Whether it is an earthquake where thousands of people die or a family member who is sick, we wonder, why is God allowing this to happen? My intention is not to […]Read More God’s Work in Suffering
This past Sunday I felt guilty. After being up much of the night suffering from a severe case of the cold, I was starting to feel sorry for myself. My wife will tell you that I am not very good at being sick and she will also tell you that all weekend I was not […]Read More Suffering For the Sake of the Gospel