Grieving With Hope
May 18th, 2022
Grief, deep sorrow, is part of life when you experience a loss. Maybe you lost a long-time job, a child to the living death of drug addiction, or the physical death of a spouse. Regardless of the loss, embracing and walking through our sorrow is crucial to wholeness. In the Bible we are told not to grieve as those who have no hope (1 Thessalonians 4:13). What does it look like to grieve w...
May 12th, 2022
Love. A powerful, impactful word. Seeking love, sharing love drives much of our behavior in life. Too many of us settle for some form of shallow love. However, Jesus calls us to offer the world a bold and radical love. He even tells us to love our enemies. What does this even mean, to love my enemies? To love those who have harmed me? Let’s all acknowledge most of us would admit that we...
Dealing with Disappointment
April 20th, 2022
Praying for your child to be healed and they die. Sitting in front of a judge and hearing that you are now officially divorced. Watching another scandal erupt in government, business, or even the church. Deep disappointment is woven through life. It is upsetting, even crushing. How do we deal with it? First, challenge and clarify our expectations. Author Richard Rohr warns us, “E...
Easter: Why I Believe in the Resurrection
April 17th, 2022
Today, millions will celebrate Easter, focusing on the resurrection of Jesus Christ. However, we live in a skeptical age; is this just a myth or historical fact? I grew up in a Christian home and remember as a college student worrying that I was a Christian simply because of my background. I took several months and looked critically at my faith, and other faith leaders and systems. I rea...
April 15th, 2022
GOOD FRIDAY Today is called “Good Friday.” It is an annual reminder to Christians around the world to honor the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Honestly, it is surprising that the excruciating execution of the only perfect person in all of human history is called good. But the cross of Christ is good in multiple ways. The painful cross of Jesus shows us the truth about our sinfulness. W...