After this, aware that everything was now finished, in order that the Scripture might be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I thirst.” There was a vessel filled with common wine. So they put a sponge soaked in wine on a sprig of hyssop and put it up to his mouth. When Jesus had taken the wine, he said, “It is finished.” And… Continue reading Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?
Before the feast of Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to pass from this world to the Father. He loved his own in the world and he loved them to the end. The devil had already induced Judas, son of Simon the Iscariot, to hand him over. So, during supper, fully aware that the Father had put… Continue reading A love letter poured out on their feet
This past year, some of our dear friends from college had a baby that was born at only 25 weeks gestation. She is happy and thriving today due to the care of excellent doctors and the best medical technology has to offer but none of that was possible without physical, emotional, and monetary sacrifice. More than once… Continue reading What a Baby in the NICU taught me about Jesus
In the past few years, I have come to love the Christian year. It was one of the things that Protestants decided to take or leave during the Reformation. If you are looking, you can still see traces of it in many Protestant churches today. Some are fairly obvious about it like Episcopalians and others just give… Continue reading To Everything There Is A Season
Today is Palm Sunday. The day that Christians celebrate Christ's entrance into Jerusalem. I think that the way Christ came to Jerusalem is very instructive for us. Though he had the right to all power and authority in heaven and on earth, he rode into Jerusalem on a donkey colt, a humble pack animal. There… Continue reading Just a simple donkey.
The biggest thing that I will take away from my time in Seminary is my "theology brain". What I mean by that is I can rarely just sit and listen to something anymore, especially in church but also in my everyday life. In church, I am constantly trying to understand the theological implications behind what… Continue reading Finding the Gospel in Unexpected Places