God’s Family…

“Belonging to God’s family is not simply a matter of birth or ancestry as many Jews at the time believed. They claimed the name of God for themselves but often failed to display his character. The two, however, are inseparable. Those who are truly God’s children and bear his name, Jesus says, are those who […]

Pure Imagination

My oldest daughter Kori feels comfortable talking to me about everything…everything. It’s something that I unequivocally cherish. Lately, believe it or not, we’ve been discussing theology. Not in the traditional seminary sense, but rather in the “I-have-a million-questions-about-God-and-stuff, and-I’m-going-to-throw-them-at-you-all-at-once” sense. Behold…a sampling of the deeply theological and highly spiritual questions from the astute mind of […]

No Favorite Clubs…

“The exclusive claim of the gospel – that Jesus is the only way – is often misconstrued. It’s mistakenly viewed as God favoring the Christian club over all the other religious clubs. But God does not look down at the world and see religious clubs that He likes or dislikes. Instead, He sees a sea […]

Our Own Glory…

“In the entire universe, only two of God’s creations fail to bring glory to him: fallen angels (demons) and us (people). All sin, at its root, is failing to give God glory. It is loving anything else more than God. Refusing to bring glory to God is prideful rebellion, and it is the sin that […]

Inherent Value…

“I think what we reinforce over and over again in Christian circles is that your value is based on how useful you are. How much are you changing the world for God? How effective are you on the mission field? How well are you fulfilling your destiny? We marinate in that thinking, and it transforms […]