The Gospel is “News”, not “Life Advice”

Many claim that Jesus was a great teacher who gave us incredible life principles to follow. They claim that he may have even been the best teacher ever. Others claim that Jesus was an extraordinary example to follow if we want to be good people, maybe even the best example ever. Yes and yes. But…

Suffering and Thanksgiving

If there is one thing that characterizes every epoch of human history, and all of life at one point or another, it is testing through suffering. Suffering brings out what is truly inside us, whether bitterness or gratitude, anger or forgiveness, anxiety or peace. Even as an orange reveals the juice hidden inside as pressure…

Love & Alzheimer’s

I get emotional when I see my father and his declining capacity. And when I see the difference between his capacity and mine, it strikes me how God’s capacity is infinitely greater than mine… and yet, God has an intense, burning love for me. Father, give me this same intense, burning love for my father,…