Waiting a Lifetime

“Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was on him. 26 It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah. 27 Moved by the Spirit, […]

Just How Amazing IS Grace?

I love the hymn Amazing Grace. Of all the hymns, spiritual songs, and praise songs I’ve sung over the years it still remains my favorite. It says more in the simplicity of its words than hundreds of theologians have said over hundreds of years. It becomes even more meaningful when the story of its author […]

Glory from the Ashes

This is probably the most difficult blog post I’ve attempted to write. I struggled with a title; I settled on this one but it doesn’t quite capture the intent. I want this to be a love letter and a note of encouragement to some people dear to me, as well as to anyone else reading […]

For Such A Time As This

“And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” – Esther 4:14 ” You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.” – Matthew 5:14 “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for […]

Reflections on American Christians

I’m concerned about what I see in the contemporary Christian church. I certainly don’t have all the answers and don’t want to give that impression. But when I read the thoughts expressed by some of my Christian brothers and sisters in social media, as well as those of acknowledged ‘leaders in the church’ that sometimes […]