Over the last four days, I have had the privilege of serving as a chaperone on a 1,163-mile-trip from Virginia to Iowa. There are five middle school students (my younger … Continue reading Inception of Fearmongering
In the Gospel of John, chapters 14-16 are Jesus’ farewell discourse. He does not describe something that has already happened. He looks ahead. The text points toward Jesus’ looming death, … Continue reading Trinity Sunday
Emil Brunner writes: When we turn to the problem of the doctrine of the Trinity, we are confronted by a peculiarly contradictory situation. On the one hand, the history of … Continue reading Brunner’s "Triune God"
One of my favorite novels is Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky. I remember when I first picked it up. It was hard reading. I think it took 50 or more … Continue reading Participating in the Trinity
“Come, Holy Spirit, pour out of the depths of the Trinity a ray of Your Light—that Light which enlightens our minds and, at the same time, strengthens our wills to … Continue reading Holy Spirit
Questions about suffering are probably the most significant queries people ask. For Christians, who believe in an all-knowing, all-powerful, and loving God, wondering about suffering relates back to God. Where … Continue reading Where is God when there is suffering?
We live in a world of noise. There are constant sounds all around us. Listening can be a challenge. It can make us feel weak or ignorant. The strong ones … Continue reading Listening
In the Christian life, church leaders are followers as much as they are leaders. In the military, leaders have an objective (e.g. ‘take that hill’) and they use the resources … Continue reading Agile Leadership