I was at a loss for a title for this post, so simple is best. As I was lying in bed, awake, early this morning a few thoughts wandered across my mind pertaining to one central question: What, exactly, characterizes a Christian? The Bible is very specific on the requirements to become a disciple of […]


As I’ve gotten older I’ve become more emotional. My tear ducts break loose at the slightest provocation. Heart-wrenching movie? Pile of emotional goo. Videos of joyful, tearful reunions? Break out the Kleenex. But there are tears, and then there are tears. The thing is, it doesn’t bother me much when my emotions get the best […]

On Christmas

Luke 2:8–14 (CSB)“In the same region, shepherds were staying out in the fields and keeping watch at night over their flock. Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Don’t be afraid, for look, I […]